Periyar EVR Central Library

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Periyar EVR Central Library

The Central library spreads over an area of 7770 sq m with six floors (Excluding ground floor). It has specialized collections of books, journals & other resources in Mathematics & Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management ranging from printed books, e-books, back volumes and CDs\DVDs. The Central Library subscribes to national and international journals in print and e-Journals. The library has a video conferencing facility and NPTEL video courses, ePGpathashala, Swayam Programme and other E-Learning resources initiated by the Government of India. Central Library is using Koha software for Library automation and has implemented RFID technology with self-issue and return kiosk, WEB-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), and online renewal facility.

Resources (as on 25.02.2024)

Library Resources Vellore Campus
Total Number of Books 2,47,563
Total Number of Back Volumes 18,350
Print Journals / Magazines 412
National 330
International 82
Online databases/E-Journals :(On and Off Campus access facility)

ABI Inform Complete (Pro-Quest),ACM-DL, ACS Publications, ASCE-DL, ASME-DL, ASTM Journals and Standards, Bentham Science, British Standard Euro Codes,CMIE Reports (Prowess IQ, Economic Outlook and Industry Outlook, EBSCO Business Source Complete, Electrochemical Society (ECS Digital Library), EMERALD Management Journals, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies (EEMCS), Engineering Refrex, IEL (IEEE & IEE), Indian Journals, Indian Standards, IOP Journals, MathSciNet, Springer Nature Journals ( Nature Research Journals) and Scientific American , Royal Society of Chemistry Archives (1841-2007) , Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals, Proquest e-brary, SAE Technical Papers (SAE Mobilus), SAGE Online Journals, ScienceDirect, Scifinder Scholar, Scopus, Springer Nature 1980 E-Journals, Indiastat and ProQuest-Dissertation & Theses (ETD) Part A & B (Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Science ) Web of Science, Web of Science - back-files (1997-2020) and Wiley e-journals.

E-Book - (On and Off Campus access facility) 3,64,671
Media Resources  
CD / DVD 15,650
Video cassettes 561
Audio cassettes 317



  • Circulation Service
  • Reference Service
  • Web OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue)
  • Study Book Service
  • STARS Book Bank
  • Resource Sharing (Inter Library Loan)
  • Multimedia Resource Service
  • On-line Databases
  • NPTEL e-Learning Facility
  • User Education Program
  • Tele / Video Conferencing


All students, faculty members and staff of the institute are membership of the library.

Institutional Membership

  • BCL, Chennai
  • American Information Resources Center, Chennai

Library Networks Membership

  • DELNET, Delhi
  • INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad
  • MALIBNET, Chennai

Special Features

  • All students, faculty members and staff of the institute are members of the library.
  • Institutional Membership
  • American Library, Chennai
  • British Council Library, Chennai
  • Library Networks Membership
  • DELNET, Delhi
  • MALIBNET, Chennai
  • IT Infrastructure
  • State of Art of Infrastructure
  • LIBSYS Library Management System
  • RFID self check-in book drop and Check-out kiosk
  • 120 seater Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Thin Client) Powered by IBM, CITRIX and N-Computing for accessing of Electronic Resources
  • DELL Poweredge 420 hosts LIBSYS
  • DELL Poweredge 520 Server hosts Digital Institutional Repository.
  • Touch Screen KIOSK for Library Information
  • Surface Table for discussions
  • Video Conferencing facility
  • Wifi Facility
  • CCTV Surveillance System

Online Multilingual Dictionary

Under the Digital India mission, Indian Government has created nation’s first and largest multilingual dictionary, access to which is completely online namely Bharatvani. We can able to translate words from 22 different languages and in the forthcoming days, Government aims to add 100 more languages into the platform and it was implemented by the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore.

Under Open Knowledge movement, this dictionary will be the single point reference for understanding and learning various languages of India. It has been hailed as the first and largest multilingual dictionary in India.

Using technology, Government will protect and nurture the regional languages from India, and enable easy access to the online tools for learning them.

Such online dictionary will help India to ‘foster national integration’.

This first initiative of Indian Govt. to encapsulate regional languages will help Indian technology companies to integrate regional languages into their products and creations.

BharatVani App also launched of this dictionary, which can be downloaded from Google Playstore. Anyone can create own account in seconds.



Researgence is a research platform that auto-captures all publications of researchers of VIT from online sources and provides information on citations, h-index, SNIP, impact factor. The users will have a tool-captured list and each publication tagged could be individually ‘approved’ or ‘withdrawn’. Missing papers can be ‘linked’ from VIT’s publications’ database, while newly accepted/published papers can be ‘added’. A full video and text user manual is uploaded in member profile and member can see them after login. Other research sections such as patents, projects, collaborations, Research groups, books, editorials, conferences and awards can be manually entered by the user/member.