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 on 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 has a carpet area of 1360sqmwith a reading space of 690 sqm. The library was headed by eminent German Scientist Tmt. HertaFilipowskya for the period (1951 ‐ 1953). It is followed by the eminent scientist namely Thiru R. Venkataraman (1953 ‐ 1955), Thiru R. Thrivikraman (1955 ‐ 1957), Thiru N.S. Subbanarayanan (1957 ‐ 1962), Dr. S. Surya Prakash (1962 ‐ 1964), Thiru K.N.V. Raman (1964 ‐ 74) worked as Honorary Librarians. In the year 1974, Thiru S. Pichuraman (1974 ‐ 1990) 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 1994), Dr. P. Baskaran (Jan 1995 ‐ June 1995), Dr. Ponnammal Natarajan (July 1995 ‐ Dec 1998), Dr. K. Jayaraman (Jan 1999 ‐ July 1999), Dr. Sri HariNagore(Aug 1999 ‐ Mar 2004), Dr. S. Krishnamurthy (April 2004 ‐ June 2004) ,Dr. S. Subramaniam (June 2004 ‐ Nov. 2005),Dr.P.Manohar (Nov 2005 – July 2010) and Dr. M.GaneshMadhan (July 2010 – July 2019) served as Professor-in-Charge of the Library. In July 2019, Dr. K.M. Parammasivam has taken charge as Professor-in-Charge.
It has a well-equipped library stacking nearly 94,028 volumeof books in various engineering and Science subjects. The library subscribes to 140 periodicals. Besides, the library has 12,700 bound volumes of periodicals and more than 10,000 Standards.
The MIT library has special services like Book Bank (for SC/ST Students), Founder's Family Book Bank, AMITA Trust Bookbank,Reprography Service, 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).
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. On line E-resources including IEEE (IEL Online), Science Direct, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, SAE International Journals etc.. (https://library.annauniv.edu/ejournals.php) Also Library is having a good number of E-Books. (https://library.annauniv.edu/ebooks_all.php).
Recently, RFID based library automation has been carried out. This provides RFID based book transaction, self check-in and self check-out facility.
For more information, please visit URL: https://library.annauniv.edu/Anna University.
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Dr. D. Arivudainambi,
University Library, Main Campus,
Phone: 044- 22358080.
University Library, Main Campus
Phone: 044- 22358069.
Dr. K.M. Parammasivam,
Dr. K.S. Sivakumaren,
Asst. University Librarian Gr-I,
Asst. University Librarian Gr-III,