The University Library is located in 3 places, the College of
Engineering(CEG) campus, Madras Institute of Technology(MIT) campus and School of
Architecture and Planning(SAP) campus in a sprawling green eco friendly environment
spanning across around 4025.49 sq.mts, 1256 sq.mts and 1200 sq.mts respectively.
Around 10,157 registered users access the library. Many knowledge-based services
like that of Reference, Bibliography, MALIBNET service, DELNET, Internet browsing,
access to e-Resources via both campus-wide and Remote access are provided
by the library.
All the library functions have all been well
automated and entry into the library and book transaction is made possible with
RFID Technology using smart card. Presently the entire computerization activity of
the library has been revamped with specialized software, a comprehensive package
with built in library modules suitable for the entire gamut of all library functions.
Besides this, this software is more compatible with RFID Technology, which is a
total security transaction module. Video Cameras have been fixed at tangible points
for surveillance. As part of the Digital Library Project, the Question Papers and
Thesis available in the Library have been digitalized. All the departments of Anna University are all well
connected through network.
A full-fledged Digital Knowledge Center functioning in
the library is a gateway to the world of e-resources and a one-stop shop for
nascent information handling, transfer and a boon to the
knowledge seeker. Most of the staff members of the library are professionally
qualified and have been periodically participating and presenting technical
research papers in several National and International Conferences, Seminars and
workshops. Presently the library is housing a massive collection of around
1,56,744 volumes of reading material in various branches of Science and Technology.
The foreign and Indian journals subsription augment the strength of document
collection. The e-Resources available in the University Library can be accessed by
all the campuses through campus-wide network.