• Friday, December 1, 2023

About Library

The library was established in a small room in the year 1991 with 1150 books for the benefit of staff and students. Every year some additions were made on the basis of the requirement of various departments. By the year 1995-1996 the library reached optimum level of more than 9000 books with limited number of journals, magazines and periodicals to encourage research activities.

Year by year the library was expanded with standard books, journals and magazines including floor area of the library like Reading room, Book stack room, Reference section, etc.,

The growing importance of library made a land mark of need to construct a separate building and foundation for the same was made in 2006. The separate building was offered to the beneficiaries of St. Joseph’s with the blessing of His grace Antony Anandarayar, the Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore on 19-03-2007.

At present our college is having well equipped library facility with around 33500 books, 72 Journals, Magazines and 8 dailies for the benefit of student community and for the welfare of staff members including of research scholars.

Our College Library is also member of Inflibnet.

Another land mark of Library is subscription for e-journals and e-books for the benefit of researchers.

Advisory Committee


The tremendous development of St. Joseph’s Library is because of the valuable guidance and help of the advisory committee. The Committee was formed by the management in the year 2002 under the Chairmanship of the Principal of the College.  The details of the Committee members are:


• Rev. Fr. G. Peter Rajendiram
• Rev. Fr. Dr. S. Xavier
• Rev. Fr. Dr. A. Alex
• Dr. M. Arumai Selvam
• Dr. J. Jon Arockiaraj
• Mr. S. Sridhar (Coordinator)
• Dr. I. Savarimuthu
• Dr. R. Vidya
• Mrs. A. Arockiamary
• Dr. S. Celine Hilda Mary
• Dr. P. John Thomas
• Mrs. Ida Joicey
• Mrs. J. Kavitha
• Mr. T. Antony Sandosh
• Dr. S. Megala
• Mr. L. Antoniraj

Board of studies Members


Mr. S. Sridhar

Head of the Department

Chair Person


Dr. K. Vijayakumar

Associate professor

Department of Library and Information Science,

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar,


Subject Expert


Mrs. J. Kavitha

Internal Members


Layout of the Library

Lay out of the Library

To encourage the reading habit and to benefit staff and students to enable them to easily access the required information, the Library is classified into two major layouts and Ten different sections.

Main Library Building:

The Ground Floor of the Library Consists of Six Sections.  They are

Circulation Section: Lending Books to the students and staff for their use.

Stack I : Consists of books on Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Zoology, Micro-biology, and Computer Science.

Stack II : Consists of books on History, Economics, Statistics, Commerce, English, Tamil, Psychology, Social Work, Competitive Exam and General Knowledge.

Newspaper Section:Knowing the happening in and around the world is the part of life. This section fulfills the need of news reading aspirers to daily enrich their knowledge.

Internet/Digital Library: Knowledge updating is essential for everyone and that too for the researcher is must.

The First Floor is functioning with another three important sections. They are

Journal & Magazine Section: It consists of current Journals. Research journals are arranged in subject wise order.

Reference Section: It consists mostly of Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Yearbooks, Dictionaries and Rare books.

Archives: All the Back Volumes of journals are arranged in Subject Wise and Research Thesis copies available in this section.

Annexe Library Building:
The Annexe Library Building comprises of reading section at the Ground floor and First Floor. The Ground Floor is used in projecting presentations for learning purposes.


Working days : 08.00 a.m – 06.30 p.m
Holidays : 09.00 a.m – 01.00 p.m
Examination days : 08.00 a.m – 06.00 p.m


1. When you are entering the library, please wear your I.D. card. Don’t lend and don’t use others.
2. Use scanner for Logging in and Logging out purpose.
3. Keep your bags, books, notebooks, notes, etc. in the place allotted before entering to the library. Use white sheets for taking down notes.
4. Use bank challan for specified transaction.
5. Avoid using cell phones.
6. When you are inside the library, keep yourself engaged with it, not with others.
7. Kindly remember that others also have come for reading.
8. If you are not able to replace the books in the proper place, just leave it on the table; do not insert them in the wrong place. Please avoid hiding books in different places.
9. Reference books, Thesis and Periodicals are available for reference within the library and not for issue.
10. If a student fails to return the Library Book on due date a fine will be collected. If the due date happens to be holiday, the book shall be returned on the next working day.
11. Library is a service organization, not only for today but, for generations. So kindly avoid tampering with books or any other document.
12. All books are to be returned at the end of the academic year, on or before the date specified by the Librarian.
13. Xerox – Only for specific purpose, no outside materials entertained.
14. Library materials should not be xeroxed.
15. All the students of our college become automatically members of the college library and as such they are entitled to make use of the library.

Every Student enrolled in the college should have the Library Card.  Books will be issued or renewed only if the student produces the ID card.
Every UG student will get two, PG student will get fours, and Research  Scholars  will get six Library Cards.
Staff members will get 15 Library Cards.
Library Cards are NON TRANSFERABLE.