About the Library

The Library came into being along with the establishment of the College. With the recurring grants from generous Management contribution, the Library has been steadily and systematically equipped. The Library had been functioning on the first floor of the College Administration Building till the year 2012. In the year 2012, the Management dedicated a separate Library in the Ground Floor with 6283 Square feet with the seating capacity for about 120 readers to collect, organize and disseminate information and also to provide quality Library services to its users effectively and efficiently. It is well stocked and presently has a collection of over 26000 volumes on different subjects. Latest publications in the fields of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Business Studies, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences are continuously added to the collection to equip student with a wide range of academic materials. The Library also subscribes about 90 journals of national and international repute. All Prominent national dailies are also subscribed in the library. The College Library is fully automated and provides user services through computer. Library is having Wi-Fi facility.


“To collects organised and preserve the quality resources to provide quality services to enhance research in all spheres”


The Library collects rare and unique works of all academic and industrial fields and to applied technology to enhance the quality services. To organize interaction among academic, industrialist and intellectual of this enterprising city and adapt to the changing information environment to maintain profession access of information and is to use ethically.
The library is housed in ground floor of the main building with a total area is 6283 Sq.Ft. 
Various Sections of Library

  • Audio Visual Section
  • Back Volumes Sections
  • Book Bank Section
  • Circulation Section
  • Digital Library Section
  • New Arrivals Section
  • Newspaper Reading Section
  • Periodical Section
  • Property Counter
  • Research Scholars Section
  • Stock Room

 Library Collection Details

Category Details
Books Total number of volumes 27418
Total number of titles 17652
Text books 23414
Reference books 3383
Book bank 295
Periodicals Journals 98
Magazines 35
Sage 03
Springer 04 03
E-Databases 02
Back volumes of journals 1250
Non Book Materials (CDs-DVDs) 1530
Databases 2
News papers 11

Sree Narayana Guru Readers Corner

A Readers Corner containing the books on Sree Naryana Guru is available in the College central Library which stocks books written by Sree Narayana Guru in languages such as Malayalam, Tamil and English. Students of our College come to know more about the preaching of Sree Narayana Guru through these books. The reading corner not only contains books written by Sree Narayana Guru but also books written by his disciples.

Institutional Membership

N-LIST National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST) provide access to more than 6,300+ e-journals and 1,38,500 + e-books.
DELNET Access Millions of Networked Library Resources through DELNET, 2,20,00,000+ Books available for loan, 40,000+ list of Journals, 5,000+ Full-text E-journals and 1,00,000+ Thesis/Dissertations
National Digital Library of India Repository hosts contents from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others, More than 60 types of learning resources are available, 15,00,000+ Items have been authored by 1.5 lakh authors

 List of Services Provided

  •  Bibliographic Services
  • Circulation of Book (Issues & Returns)
  • Current Awareness Services(CAS)
  • Information Literacy
  • Online Public Access Catalogue(OPAC)
  • Reference Services
  • Referral Service
  • Reprographic Services (Photocopying)
  • Selection Dissemination of Information(SDI)

Book Bank Scheme

  • Book Bank Scheme established for the welfare of SC/ST students
  • Under this scheme, a student can take two books in a time and can kept upto 6 months or that entire semester without any fine.
  • It is the responsibility of the student who take the books from the Book Bank, should return in good condition.
  • Any case of loss or damage to the books would attract penalty. In case of serious damage or loss of books, the student concerned will have to bear the cost of the book.

 Book Borrowing Facilities

  • UG students can borrow 2 books, PG Students and Research Scholars can borrow 4 Books and Faculty members can borrow 8 books in a time.
  • Every user is entitles to keep the book for 15 days. It should be renewed on or before the due date which specified on the Due Slip. However it may be renewed to the same person, if is not wanted by someone else.
  • Failing to return a book on the due date will be fine Rs. 1 (Rupees One) per day from the due date. Options from the college will not ordinarily be admitted as excuse for delay of the return books.
  • If the due date falls on a holiday, the next working day will be taken as the due date.
  • Books will be issued only on production of the library card and these cards will be issued to the students by the Central Library, at the beginning of the academic year.
  • A Book may be recall at any time the librarian
  • Don’t use other person’s library cards for lending of books.
  • It is the responsibility of the student who takes the books, should return in good condition.
  • Do not deface, mark or write any library materials for any cost. The student should examine the book, before borrowing. If found any damage, need to report the Librarian immediately. If fail to do so, the last borrower will be the responsible for any damage detected after their use of the book.
  • Loss of library card should report immediately.
  • Loss of Books should report immediately to the Librarian. If any book lost, the student should replace the same book or pay the double the cost of the book.

General Rules and Regulation

  • It is obligatory for all the students of the college to become members of the Central Library
  • The library will remain open from 8.45 AM to 5.30 PM on all the working days
  • Bags, personal books and other personal belongs are not allowed inside the library and instructed them to keep in the Property counter which located in the entrance
  • Entry should made in the Gate Register System which kept in the entry point, while entering / leaving the library
  • Silence should be maintained strictly in the Library
  • Library staff members are empowered to stop any activities in the library which they consider prejudicial to the safety, wellbeing or security of the readers to preservation of the collections
  • Reference Books, Journals, Magazines, Back Volumes, Previous year Question Papers consider as Reference Materials. The Reference Materials will not be lent out. However with the approval of Principal, these materials may issue for overnight.
  • Don’t use move and replace the books / Journals from the one area to another area
  • No Due Certificates will be issues at the time of leaving the college on return of all the materials which borrowed and pay the overdue charges if any.

Digital library Rules and Regulation

  • Each student can use the Computer in Digital Library for a period of 2 Hour only.
  • The students should make a compulsory entry in the log book before switching on the terminal.
  • The students can reserve their slots in advance but would be allowed to do so only on the previous day.
  • The students will not be allowed to use the above facility during class hours except Library hours.
  • The students will not be allowed to use their own floppies / CDs and Pen Drive
  • Playing games is strictly prohibited.
  • The students should shutdown the system properly. If he or she is unable to do so, he/she should contact the staff-in- charge.
  • The student will be held responsible for any damage to the system or CDs being used by him or her.
  • Copying files from the CDs to the Hard-disk and deleting files in Hard-disks are strictly prohibited.
  • Strict silence should be followed
  • System should not be utilized for personal work


Faculty Details

Qualification : B. Com., MLISc., M.Phil., UGC-NET., Ph.D.,
Email :
Mobile : 9597114465
Experience : 15 Years
Papers Published : International: 16
Conferences Attended : State: 3, National: 10, International: 1
Workshop Attended : State: 4, National: 6
Specialization : User studies, Bibliometrics, Digital Libraries and IRS
Other Responsibilities:
Convenor, Library Advisory Committee & Readers Club

Recent Activities[2021-2022]:

  • As part of National Library Week Celebration, the Department of Library conducted an Extension Activity at Government High School, K.G. Chavadi, Coimbatore on 16.11.2021. Mrs.J.Jakkirunnisa Begam, Head Mistress, G.H.School, welcomed the gathering. Dr.P.Sankar, Librarian, Sree Narayana Guru College acted as a Resource Person and delivered a Guest Lecture on, “Importance of Reading” to the School Students. In his address, the resource person explained about importance of Reading in everyday life. He stated that reading helps gain knowledge about colloquial terms and learning about words through context is one of the most organic ways to understand their meaning and improve vocabulary. He also explained that the reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance through various examples.

  • On the occasion of Sree Narayana Guru Commemorative Lecture Series, Department of Library organised a webinar on “Online Research Databases” Dr. E. Nandakumari, Sr. Library cum Information Assistant , Grade. I, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru 560064 was the resource person. During her lecture, She explained With the help of a wide range of free databases, a student can find an abundance of information for any project without wasting hours in libraries. Use resources from our list so you can be assured of credible resources. She outlined how to search in various databases. She listed the various online databases for the research based works.


  • On the occasion of Sree Narayana Guru Endowment Lecture Series, Department of Library conducted the webinar on “Open Educational Resources Issues and Possible Solutions” on 16.02.2021.
    Dr. M. Manjula, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous),Trichy was the resource person. During her presentation she mentioned about the how to search information from the web sites and explain about the open access. She provided an outlook about the open access journals, books and other electronic sources for various research purposes. She explained about the Creative Common Licensing for the open access materials and its types of use. She provided the explanation for the various online courses portals with the examples of Khan academy, NPTEL and Swayam. She explained about the various challenges faced by the users while using the open educational resources and how to solve the issues. Dr. M. Manjula addressed the various questions raised by the participants.


  • The Department of Library and Readers Club organized a programme on “Discussion on Union budget 2020” on 07-02-2020, 10 AM. Venue: Digital Library. Dr. M. Ilangovan, Principal delivered the presidential address and explain about the previous budgets. Dr. P. Sankar, Convener, Reader Club explain about the how the budget are prepared.
    The students presented their understanding about the budget in the various aspects.
  • Silver Jubilee Celebration, Sree Narayana Guru College conducted the Commemorative Lecture Series, Central Library of SNGC organized a guest lecture on “Reading the Brain: Use it or lose it” on 30.07.2019 at Vivekananda Hall. Dr. A. Chitra Dhavaputhalvi, Librarian and Head, Chikkanna Government Arts College delivered the lecture on “Reading the Brain: Use it or Lose it”.

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Sree Narayana Guru College,
K G Chavadi, Coimbatore – 641 105
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How to find us

Palakkad-Coimbatore National Highway,
K G Chavadi, Coimbatore - 641 105.
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Phone : +91 422 2656840, 2656527