Dr.G. Ramachandran Library
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Digital Library
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Open Access
Library Committe

About Library

      The Gandhigram Rural Institute Library was established in 1956. It moved to the present building during 1987, stocking over 1.6 lakh books. The Library is named after the Founder Vice-Chancellor Dr. G. Ramachandran. The Library has been computerised for circulation and searching of books with KOHA Software integrated with RFID Technology. The Institutional Respositories is provided with digitized Ph.D Theses and Question Papers etc. E-journals access called e-ShodhSindhu facility is provided by UGC-INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad. The Digital Knowledge Centre has 40 Computers for e-Journal access. The total area of the Library building is about 14338 Sq.ft.

Working Hours
Monday-Friday 08.00 A.M. - 08.00 P.M.
On all Saturdays 09.00 A.M. - 05.00 P.M.
On all Sundays 09.00 A.M. - 01.00 P.M.
During Vacation 09.00 A.M. - 05.30 P.M.
9.30 a.m.- 5.15 p.m. (Ciruclation)

  1. Users are requested to deposit their bags/belongings (other than valuables) at the Property Counter.
  2. Users should register their names in the biometric attendance system kept at the entrance.
  3. Users are requested to observe silence inside the library.
  4. Users are requested not to replace the books on shelves.
  5. Misuse of library facilities is an offence and calls for punishment as decided by the competent authority.
  6. Users are requested to keep the library neat and tidy.
Borrowing Facilities

Sl. No. Member Details No. of Books Loan Period
1 Faculty Members 10 One Year upto 30th June
2 Scholars 5 30 Days
3 Students 3 14 Days
4 Non-Teaching Staff 5 One Year upto 30th June
  1. Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.
  2. Renewal can be done at any time.
  3. Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  4. Books will be renewed if there are no reservations.
  5. Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/s before borrowing.
  6. For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force.
  7. Users are requested to collect receipt for fine amount paid by them.
Classification Scheme

      Dewey Decimal Classification

Overdue Charges

      Overdue charge of 50 Paise per book per day is charged for late return of books

1 Books 1,65,023
2 Current Periodicals 303
3 Back Volumes 4,253
4 Databases 23
5 Theses (Ph.D) 687
6 Dissertations/Project Reports 7377
7 Videopaedia 25
8 CD/VCD collection 1700
9 Braille Books 12

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Gandhigram, Dindigul District,
Tamil Nadu, India. Pincode: 624 302.
Phone: 0451-2452371
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