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The Dravidian University Central Library was started in the year 1997 with a small collection of books. Initially, the library was situated in camp-office at Kuppam. Later it was shifted to the Periyar Bhavan in the new campus and was housed in Narayana Guru Bhavan. The present library shifted to its new state- of –the- art building on 9th August 2018.

The present library is built on an area of 5580 sq.ft and it is furnished with modern furniture. The University Library is centrally situated and easily accessible to all the departments in the campus. The library serves the information needs of the students, research scholars, teaching faculty and non-teaching staff of the University and borrowers numbering around 1900.

The library has a large collection of 93 thousand volumes, in various subjects, are very useful to all users in general and for the researchers of the Dravidian languages in particular. In addition to book collection, the library concentrates on subscribing for the journals and learned periodicals which are very useful for the Dravidian research works. It aims to achieve this, through acquisition, organization and dissemination of latest library materials and providing information resources to the users from its rich and diverse collections and help in the development of highly motivated, knowledgeable, skilled and talented staff.The Campus-Wide 2 GB Optic Fiber Cable (OFC) network of Dravidian University connected to central library. The Library has 3 servers, 10 PCs, 30 Laptops, 2 printers and 2 photo copiers. Automation of Library housekeeping operations carried out by using SOUL. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facility is available at the library entrance to facilitate online search of books available in the library with Title, Author, Keyword and Subject search options. Digital Library services are available to the users with 30 Laptops at free of cost. e- Journals and databases are subscribed through UGC- e-Shodhsindhu Digital Library Consortium, DELNET etc. Number of open access journals, databases and other useful resources are available for the academic community.1200+CDs/DVDs are available which contains e-books and subject materials.