Welcome to Our Library
About Our Library
Situated in Taramani, in the vicinity of many Information hubs of our capital city of Chennai, this Library of the Madras University’s Information System has a calm and serine atmosphere for peaceful study and research. The primary mission of this library is to support the educational and research programs of the University by providing physical and intellectual access to information, consistent to the present and anticipated educational and research functions of the University.
Equipped with all Modern facilities for a University Library, like Online Information Zone (OLIZ), Electronic Resource Centre (ERC),Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Digital Library of Ph.D. Theses, Reprographic facilities etc., this library serves as an Information centre not only for the Faculty, Researchers and Students of the Madras University but also to the other Scientific and Research Institutions around the Science City area. We have a collection of 14,473 books, 360 periodicals including 40 Current titles in the field of basic medical sciences, apart from 8068 back volumes, 876 theses and 354 educational CD ROMs, and blessed with a devoted team of professionals to guide our readers with all recent information. The Library functions from 9 a.m to 6 p.m Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m to 4 p.m during weekends.
As a center of regular intellectual inquiry, this Library shares the University’s aspiration to be one of the most dynamic learning environments of the nation. In marching abreast with the world class libraries and adapting the current trend of setting up digital libraries, we have created a digital library of theses and are in the process of digitizing other information available. Knowing the fact that Knowledge is Power, we make sure that we empower the nation by providing knowledge to our users.