The University Library, a replica of the Indian Parliament House in its structure is located prominently in the campus of the University. The Tamil University was started on 15th September 1982 at palace building and the new library building with the beautiful auditorium is started functioning in the year 1987.

The Tamil University library contains with more than 1, 78,960 books, 345 National and International journals, Magazines and monographs, caters to the needs of the students, research community and the public all over the world. The library also has special collection of rare books of different reputed tamil scholars from the world. As an ever-growing unit for knowledge and information, the library concentrates not only in purchasing new books but also to collect and preserve old and rare books for its shelves.

The Books are arranged and classified according to the Colon Classification Scheme. Open Access System is followed in the library. This Library is not only for the teachers, non-teaching staff and students of this university, but also it helps as learning centre for the public to enhance their knowledge and develop reading habit. However Membership to the library is restricted to the faculties and students of the Tamil University. It is also a reference centre for researchers and readers for all over the world.

INFLIBNET, Selective Dissemination of Information Service, Audio-Visual Section, Reprographic Service are some of the excellent facilities available in the Library. Besides, all the Faculty of this University have their Faculty library.

The library is kept open for students, research scholar, academician, and people around the world.


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Tamil University
Thanjavur – 613010

Academic Programmes : Library and Information Science

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