The Central Library at the Ramapuram Campus was established in 2004, when the faculty of Engineering & technology started here. The library has an excellent collection of books covering science, engineering and humanities.

The fully air-conditioned Central Library is situated in the Ground floor of Main Block with the area about 8000 sq ft. and the PG & Architecture Library located in the Ground floor of the PG block. Designed to accommodate 180 users at a time, the library has various sections such as

  • Circulation Section
  • Reference Section
  • Book Acquisition Section
  • Periodicals Section
  • CD Section
  • Technical Section
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Audio Visual Section
  • Internet Section
  • Desktop publishing

The entire collection of books have been divided under their respective subject headings, and classified according to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) scheme. The Library also subscribes to numerous print & online periodicals.

Vision

  • To support the faculty, research scholars and students in teaching and learning.
  • To help attain excellence in higher technical education and research.
  • To provide a hi-tech gateway and easy access to knowledge based global information and academic resources in a variety of formats.
  • To meet the relevant and diverse demands in scientific, engineering, technological and management education.

Mission

  • To systematically and regularly collect relevant books, journals, magazines and such other publications, in conventional or in electronic media, for continuous updating and strengthening the resources of the library and its data bank.
  • To provide the right ambience and facilities for the acquisition and dissemination of information to faculty and students.

Library Staff

Highly qualified & efficient staff members are available to disseminate the best possible information services to users.

Library Services

All Library operations at the Ramapuram campus are computerized and barcode technology has been implemented. Among the many services rendered to users are

  • Lending Service
  • Reference Service
  • Book Reservation
  • Photocopying
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Audio visual (Ekalavya (UGC) IITM, IGNOU & Anna EDUSAT Programme)
  • Video Viewing
  • Internet Browsing
  • OPAC
  • CD-ROM Access
  • Inter Library Loan
  • E-Access (E-Journals, E-books, Question bank & Projects)

Resources

The Library has an impressive collection of Standard & University prescribed text and reference books. Based on student needs & faculty recommendation, multiple copies of text books are bought and made available. Reference collections like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, handbooks and conference proceedings are also available.

BooksTotal no. of Volumes51957
Total no. of Titles17689
Periodicals (Print)International50
National175
Total225
On-line Journals750+
Other ResourcesBack volumes950
Project Reports1250
CDs/ DVDs3750
Encyclopedias10
Handbooks75

Periodical Collections:

Nearly 225 periodicals are subscribed every year as print version and more than 4000+ online journals have been subscribed through INDEST – AICTE consortium (Indian National Digital Engineering Science & Technology).

Audio – Visual Facilities

The Audio Visual hall has a dish antenna to receive the following educational and information channels:

EKLAVYA Technology Channel:
It is a channel dedicated to technical education and telecasts programs from various IITs in India.

UGC Gyan Dharsan:
A 24 hours educational Channel under the auspices of IGNOU.

BBC World:
A 24 hours world news channel.

NPTEL Video Courses: (National Program on Technical Enhanced Learning)
The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses. This is being carried out by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore as a collaborative project and aided by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Under the National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology. The Web & Video materials are available in the Library.

Membership in Institutional Libraries & Library Networks

The SRM Ramapuram Library has membership in the following Institutional Libraries and Library Networks for sharing of resources.

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Library (IITM)
  • Anna University Library (AUL)
  • British council Library (BCL)
  • Madras Management Association (MMA)
  • Madras Library Network (MALIBNET)
  • Developing Library Network (DELNET)

Internet Section

The Library Internet section is connected to the 8 Mbps leased line hub of the Ramapuram campus. Around 40 systems are available for online resources access and browsing purpose.

Membership Details

All students, Faculty & staff members of the organization are members of the Library.

Category of the userNo of books allowedDuration
Teaching Staff6One Month
Technical Staff
Programmer215 Days
Lab Assistants215 Days
Students
Under Graduate4*15 Days
Post Graduate4*15 Days
Research Scholar415 Days

* Two more books will be issued in the meritorious category those who are securing CGPA of 8.00 and above.

Working Hours

The Library time schedule is as follows:

Central Library
Monday to Friday
Study/ Reference8.00 a.m to 8.00 p.m
Transactions8.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m
Saturdays & Sundays
Study/ Reference8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m
Transactions8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m
PG & Architecture Library
Monday to Saturday
Study/ Reference8.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m
Transactions8.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m

* The Library will be closed on all government declared holidays.

Library Staff

Highly qualified & efficient staff members are available to disseminate the best possible information services to the users.

NAME OF THE STAFFDESIGNATIONEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Dr. K. RajaramChief LibrarianM.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Mrs. K. KamatchiAsst LibrarianM.L.I.S. M.Phil.
Mr. P. KarthikeyanAsst LibrarianM.L.I.S. M.Phil.
Mrs. M. SasikalaAsst LibrarianM.L.I.Sc., M. Phil.,
Mrs. S. UshaLibrary AssistantM.L.I.Sc