The library – the treasure house of books and periodicals – is a centre of intellectual activity of any institution. The MIT, which is imparting advanced level courses and undertaking research programmes in vital technical areas. The MIT library, strives to its readers n the interest of creativity and innovation, the predecessors of Research and Development. The library started along with the institution in the year 1949. The library was headed by eminent German Scientists Tmt. Herta Filipowskya for the period 1951-53. It is followed by the eminent scientist namely Thiru R. Venkataraman (1953-55), Thiru R. Thrivikraman (1955-57), Thiru N.S. Subbanarayanan (1957-62), Dr. S. Surya Prakash (1962-64), Thiru K.N.V. Raman (1964-74) worked as Honorary Librarians. In the year 1974, Thiru S. Pichuraman (1974-90) has taken charge as Librarian and served for more than a decade.
In the year 1978, this library formed as part of Anna University since MIT is a constitution institution of Anna University. The following eminent professors Dr. A. Ramakrishnan (Sept 1990-July 94), Dr. K. Padmanaban (Aug 1994–Dec 94), Dr. P. Baskaran (Jan 1995-June95), Dr. Ponnammal Natarajan (July 1995–Dec 98), Dr. K. Jayaraman (Jan 1999–July 99), Dr. Sri Hari Nagore (Aug 1999–Mar 2004), Dr. S. Krishnamurthy (April 2004–June 2004) and Dr. S. Subramaniam (June 2004–Nov. 2005) served as Professor-in-Charge of the Library. In November 2005 Dr. P. Manohar has taken charge as Professor-in-Charge.
It has a well-equipped library stacking nearly 61349 volumes of choice books in various engineering subjects and basic sciences. The library subscribes to 245 periodicals. Besides, the library has 10,500 bound volumes of periodicals and 10,000 Standards. The audiovisual educational programmes and video courses are often carried out in the library. During the year 2006-07, around 6202 books were added in the library collection.
The MIT library has special services like Book Bank (for SC/ST Students), Founder’s Family Book Bank, Reprography Service, Video facility, IEEE Student Branch Library and Information Retrieval Systems through Intranet.. The other services provided by the library includes Lending service, Reference service, Inter Library Loan, Internet Browsing, Current Awareness Service (CAS), and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) Service.
Recently IIT Web courses were added. Further 14 Environmental Information DVD/VCD were added to the collection.
A separate Digital Knowledge Centre has been established in order to enable the users to browse the e-journals, e-learning materials, digital library collections of this campus and other online journals. This facility is available in the intranet of this campus.
The library has two file servers and 12 nodes for the purpose of Information Retrieval System. Two systems are placed at the Circulation counter and other systems in different sections of the library for information retrieval by the students. The library MIT Campus develops the library software. It is a menu driven, interactive, user-friendly package, designed with utmost care to meet the students’ information needs, such as the availability of books, status of the books, user details etc. Further the library also provided 15 terminals for the purpose of Intranet Browsing.
The library is involved in Apprenticeship Training Programme in collaboration with Board of Apprenticeship Training and is training 10 candidates in the Library and Information Science every year.
New Library Annexure Building constructed in the space capacity of 460 Sq.m under TEQIP funds MIT Campus. An open reading area of 350 Sq.m for the students has been provided in the Library.
For more details contact MIT Library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)