Library Profile

          About the Library

 

          Working Hours

          Library Collection

          Membership Details 

          Borrowing Eligibility

          Library Staff

          Faculty Details

          Floor Plan

About the Library

The Guindy Campus is the Science Campus of the University of Madras comprising of the Schools of Physical, Chemical, Life, Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The Guindy Campus Library has emerged as a Knowledge Resource Centre  mainly catering to the information needs of the Faculty, Research Scholars and Students of these Schools of Sciences, besides being an information hub to industries and research institutions globally.

The Library had its origin at the main building of the Alagappa Chettiar College of Technology, Guindy (popularly known as A.C.Tech.) in 1947. Later, it was shifted to the present independent building in the campus with a floor area of nearly 30,000 sq.ft. in 1972.

Library users have always cherished memories of availing the services of this treasure-house of documents since the past few decades. A rare collection of Science journals present here in foreign languages like German, Russian dating 150 to 200 years back is much sought after by corporate organizations for their research work.

Automation of the Library consisting of over a lakh documents was made possible by the initial financial support of the "Science City", Government of Tamilnadu. The Library is in the process of modernization, with the establishment of an Online Information Zone, a Multimedia Lecture Hall and a Video Conferencing Suite funded by the UGC, under the "University with Potential for Excellence" scheme.

Electronic Information Services provided are in tune to the role played by the Library as an Information Centre.

Contact Person


    
Dr. R. Ambuja
    Deputy Librarian
    University of Madras


     Head, Guindy Campus Library

     Tel. (O) - 22300571
             (R) -
     Fax - 91-44-22352494
     email --

 
Working Hours

Monday to Sunday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Circulation 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reference 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Periodicals / Theses 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Journal Archives 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Photocopying 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(Mon - Fri)
Inter Library Loan Service

10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(Mon - Fri)

 

 

Library Collection

Books

48900

Reference Books

  2158

Current Journals

      55

J Back Volumes

44000

Theses

  5465

Educational CDs

    160

e-databases

            6 + 16*
e-books                   29
e-journals 5 (Print + Online)  +    6202*

Newspapers

4
     * -  UGC  INFONET Consortia 

 

 
Membership Details

 

Category
DepositAmount
Eligibility
(Books)
Faculty
               ---
10
Research Associate
               ---
05
Research Scholars
           Rs.250
05
M.Phil.
           Rs.250
03
Diploma in Post Graduate
           Rs.250
02
Post Graduate
           Rs.250
03
Certificate Course
           Rs.250
02
Affiliated College *
           Rs.2000
10
Institutional Membership *
Rs.2000 + Rs.200 per ticket (per year)
upto 5 tickets.
Industrial Membership *
Rs.5000 + Rs.1000 per ticket (per year)
up to 5 tickets.
* Reference Only

 

 
Borrowing Eligibility

 

Category
No. of Tickets
Loan Period
Overdue Charges
Faculty
10
28 days
From 29th day - 56th day - No Charges
From 57th day - 84th day - 50p (per day)
From 85th day - Rs.1 (per day)
Research Associate/ Assistant
05
28 days
Research Scholars
05
28 days
From 29th day – 56th day - 50p (per day)
From 57th day - Rs.1 (per day)
M.Phil.
03
28 days
Diploma in Post Graduate
02
28 days
Post Graduate
03
28 days
Certificate Course
02
28 days
Affiliated College
10
Only reference
Institutional Membership
5
Industrial Membership
5

 

 
 
Floor Plan

Ground Floor

Librarian's Office, Library Office, Security Desk, Counter, OPAC user terminals, Online Information Zone (OLIZ), Bulletin Boards, Data Processing Unit, Acquisition and Technical Processing, Newspapers, Card Catalogue, Display of Bulletins School-wise, Reading Hall (Books - Stack I), Reference, Reading Hall (Journal Archives -Physics and Chemistry -Stack II)

 Mezzanine Floor

Reading Hall (Journal Archives - Life Sciences - Stack III)

First Floor

Xerox, Seminar Hall, Rare Journal Archives (cubicles), Reading Hall (Current Journals), Journal Information Desk, Theses Section, Bindery preparation section.

Multimedia Lecture Hall and Video Conferencing Suite facilities will be available by 2008 - under the University with Potential for Excellence Scheme second phase of construction.

Second Floor

Reading Hall (Journal Archives - Earth Science, Chemical Engineering , Textile and Leather Technology - Stack IV)

Maps of all floors will be furnished soon

 
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