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Central Library

The Central Library of Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology consist of printed books (26000+ titles with 1Lakh+ of Volumes), journals, magazines, back volumes and e-resources in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology, Law, Multimedia, Management and Humanities. The Central Library is fully automated with “AutoLib Library Management Software” and well supported by RFID Technology. The Central Library is built on an area of 2415 sq.m with a seating capacity of 500+.

About Library

The Central Library is functioning with 6 bays (viz., School of Computing, School of  Electrical & Communications, School of Mechanical & Constructions, School of Science & Humanities, School of Management Studies and  School of Law /  Multimedia) is located in Room No. 2130, 2230, 2330, 2430, 8300 and 36002.

  The Central Library is following Open Access System.  All the Students, Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Non-teaching staff are privileged to borrow books from the Central Library.  The borrowing privileges are as follows:


The Central Library is kept open throughout the year except Public Holidays.  The working hours of the Central Library is as follows:

ALL WORKING DAYS                                           7.30 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

3rd SATURDAYS  &  ALL SUNDAYS                    9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

  • Members are requested to keep their belongings / bags (other than valuables) at the shelves provided.
  • Register your Gate Entry in the Computer System kept near the entrance of the Library.
  • Members are asked to maintain silence in the Library.
  • Do not use mobile phone to speak inside the Library.
  • Avoid mutilation, scribbling, marking or cause damage on any resources of the library. If found, members should to pay the penalty and further disciplinary action will be initiated against them by the Institution.
  • Members shall not bring personal belongings and borrowed books to the reading area and stack area.
  • Books will be issued only on valid ID card.
  • Books borrowed must be returned or renewed on or before the due date.
  • Upon renewals, books must be physically presented, if there are no reservations.
  • Members are requested to verify the physical condition of the books before borrowing.
  • Overdue charges will be collected for the late return of books as per rules in force.
  • One day National Seminar on “Web Resources in Academic Excellence” was conducted on 5th Jan 2013
  • Webinar programme on Springer Link was conducted on 14th Feb 2013
  • Organized IEEE Xplore Users Awareness Programme on 13th Aug 2013
  • Organized and conducted a Programme on Resources of Scopus in Library Services on 4th Feb 2014
  • Conducted J-Gate User Orientation Program on 11th Mar 2014
  • User’s Awareness Programme on Springer link conducted on 22nd Dec 2014
  • Conducted one day National seminar on “Knowledge Management in Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges” on 27th Feb 2016
  • One week Library users Orientation Programme was conducted in between 9th June 2017 to 7th July 2017
  • Conducted one day work shop on“ J-Gate Plus “ on 30th Oct 2017
  • NDLI USER AWARENESS SESSION conducted on 06-28-21
  • One day seminar on “Web of Science”, Resource Person: Dr. Subhasree, Clarivate Analytics conducted on 07-09-21
  • One day Webinar on “Integrating Scopus in your Research Work Flow” conducted on 07-10-21
  • One day Webinar on “Pearson E – Books” conducted on 07-11-21
  • Webinar on “AICTE Scholarship/Fellowship/Internship schemes for the students of UG/Diploma/PG AICTE, New Delhi” conducted on 09-16-21
  • One day webinar on “Design Thinking and User Experience in Libraries : A Primer”, Resource Person: Dr. Dhanashree Date, Global Head, IRC, TCS conducted on 10-30-21.
  • International Webinar on “Open Access from MPLA and TSLA on occasion of library week from Telegana and Madhya Pradesh Library Association” conducted on 11-14-21.
  • One day seminar on “Our Planet is on Danger-Designed for academic researchers at all stages” conducted on 11-16-21.
  • TPS-IIC-DELNET Online Programme on “Timeless Mystical Poetry” organised by DELNET on 11-17-21.
  • DELNET Book Talk on “Teach to Enrich”, Resource Person: Ms. Sonia Vikas Kapoor, DELNET conducted on 11-20-21.
  • DELNET Webinar on “Netiquette for Online Communication : Golden Rules”, Resource Person: Sangeeta Kaul, DELNET conducted on 11-30-21
  • DELNET Webinar on “Netiquette for Online Communication : Golden Rules”, Resource Person: Sangeeta Kaul, DELNET conducted on 11-30-21
  • The Journey of an Entrepreneur  conducted by NDLI Club Team on 01-07-2022
  • Afternoons with an Author “Turmoil in Punjab:” Before and After Blue Star” conducted by NDLI Club Team on 31-07-2022
  • Role of Indian Foreign Service I International Relations conducted by NDLI Club Team on 19-08-2022
  • Power of Story Telling in Facing Interviews conducted by NDLI Club Team on 23-09-2022
  • Afternoons with an Author “Aks” conducted by NDLI Club Team on 25-09-2022
  • KNIMBUS conducted by VTU LIBRARY on 19-10-2022
  • DELNET Annual Lecture by Mr Peter Bac, conducted by DELNET on 15-11-2022
  • DELNET Webinar on Research & Publication Ethics: Role of Librarian conducted by DELNET on 30-11-2022
Sl. No. Name and Designation Constitution
1 Prof. Dr. S. Salivahanan, Vice Chancellor Chairman
2 Prof. Dr. E. Kannan, Registrar Member
3 Prof. A. T. Ravichandran, Dean – Academics Member
4 Prof. Dr. M. Sivakumar, Dean, Freshman Engineering Member
5 Prof. Dr. S. Valarmathi, Dean, SoEC Member
6 Dr. Chokkalingam S. P., Dean, SoC Member
7 Prof. Dr. M. S. R. Mariappan, Dean, School of Management Member
8 Prof. Dr. M. Rajeev Kumar, Dean, QA Member
9 Prof. Dr. P. Chandrakumar, Dean, Ind. Rel. & TBI Member
10 Prof. Dr. P. Suresh, Dean International Member
11 Prof. Dr. K. Nithyanandam, (Former Director of Central Library, Anna University) President, Madras Library Association External Member
12 Dr. S. JeyaPrakash, University Librarian Convener
1 Dr. S. JeyaPrakash,  M.L.I.S., Ph.D. Chief Librarian
2 Dr. M. Mohan Kumar, M.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D. Librarian
3 Mr. V. Narasimmaraghavan, B.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Librarian (Senior)
4 Mr. S. Parasuraman, M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Librarian (Senior)
5 Mr. P.G. Damodharan, M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Librarian (Senior)
6 Mr. Chandrasekar,M.Sc., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Librarian (Senior)
7 Mr. V. R. Karunagaran, Assistant Librarian
8 Mr. V. Venkatesan, B.A.,B.L.I.Sc. Library Assistant

Central Library collection

1. BOOKS a)Total no.of Books(Print)(Titles-26302) 108612
b)Total no.of Ph.D Theses 122
c)Total no.of Caltech Theses 357
d)Book Bank 473
e)E-Books 70573
2. National & International Journal (Print) a)Subscribtion Indian Journals 112
b)Back Volume 6528
c)Magazine- 40 & NewsPapers- 13 53
3. E-Journals a)IEEE –ASPP 244
b) ASME 31
c) ASCE 39
d)J-Gate (Engineering & Management) 57083
e)DELNET 5000+
4. E-Database a) Scopus 4585
b) Web of Science 1980
5. Non-Print Materials a) CD’S 4220
b) Kindles 20

Digital Library

The Digital Library is fully air-conditioned and consists of 90 latest configuration computer systems. It acts as a boon to the members to explore the following e-contents to enhance their knowledge.

  • e- books : McGraw Hill, Proquest, Pearson, etc.,
  • e- Journals : IEEE, ASCE, ASME, CDJ Law , J-Gate, etc.,
  • e-database : SCOPUS and Web of Science
  • Open Access : E-Books, E-Journals and Video Lectures
  • MOOC : NPTEL, SWAYAM, Coursera, EDX, Udemy and Allison
  • Previous e-question papers and e-projects through the module of Institutional Repository
  • Internet facility is only to support academic and research activities for the members of the Library only, at a stretch of ONE HOUR per day.
  • Members should submit the Identity Card at Counter and collect the same after browsing.
  • All the computers are equipped with the Electronic Surveillance Software to detect the Internet sites visited and searched by each user.
  • Maintain silence while working in the Digital Library.
  • Do not change any accessories and tools of the computer.
  • Downloading / installation of any software is strictly prohibitted.
  • Do not bring any personal computer gadget inside the Digital Library.
  • In case of any computer operational or access problem, report to the Digital Library in-charge.
  • Access to the Social media/ Chatting/ Gaming software on computers is strictly prohibited and strict disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.
  • Users are not allowed to share their net access ID and Password with other students.

Resource Sharing

Central Library is a member of various library networks, to facilitate sharing of resources. Some of these networks are:

  • National Digital Library (NDL)
  • British Council Division, Chennai
  • Anna University, Chennai



Times of India (TOI)

North East Times

Hindustan Times (HT)

Indian Express


Deccan Herald


Daily News and Analysis (DNA)

Deccan Chronicle

Asian Age

Economic Times

Business Standard

Financial Express

New Indian Express



Andaman Chronicle

Echo of India (Port Blair)

Andaman Sheekha

Orissa Post


Central Chronicle (Bhopal)


Greater Kashmir

Hitavada (Nagpur)

Jehlum Post

Daily Post (Chandigarh)

Kashmir Observer

Kashmir Times

State Times

Impressive times (New Delhi)

Mail Today

Milli Gazette

Organiser (Delhi)

People’s Democracy

Sunday Guardian (New Delhi)

indian Horizon (Delhi)


Assam Tribune (Guwahati)

Shillong Times

Morung Express (Nagaland)

Nagaland Post (Dimapur)

Nagaland Page (Dimapur)

Sentinel (Assam)

Sikkim Express (Gangtok and Darjeeling)

U Nongsain Hima (Meghalaya, in Khasi)

Times of Assam

Bangalore Mirror

Hindu Business Line

News Today

Star of Mysore

Mangalore Today

Hans India (Hyderabad)

Ahmedabad Mirror

Afternoon Voice (Mumbai)

Free Press Journal

Lokmat Times

Mid Day

Mumbai Mirror

Navhind Times (Goa)

Pune Mirror

Press Trust of India (PTI)




Daily Thanthi 


Maalai Malar 


Dina Mani

The Hindu (Tamil) 




Tamil Murasu 


Puthiya Thalaimurai

Google news in Tamil 

OneIndia Tamil

Webdunia Tamil

BBC News Tamil


Paris Tamil 

Tamil Murasu – Singapore

Vanakkam London


Asianet News – Tamil

Samayam Tamil

Tamil GoodReturns

Universal Tamil


Tamil Mithran

Malai Murasu

Chennai Online



Makkal Kur



Sumanasa Tamil News

Chennai Today News


Eeladhesam News

Gold Tamil

Tamil Daily

Tamilnadu Today

Times of Adventure

Pudhuvai Oli Weekly newsaper based in Pondicherry.

Cafe Kanyakumari


JVP News

Mr Puyal

TamilWin (Sri Lanka)

IBC Tamil (UK)

Global Tamil News (UK)

Dina Anjal (Twitter page)

Canada Uthayan (Canada)

Chennai Library



Tamil Virtual Academy


Chief Librarian,

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology

400 Feet Outer Ring Road, Avadi, Chennai – 600 062, Tamil Nadu, India.

E-mail. [email protected]