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About the Library

About the Local Library Authority, Thiruvannamalai:

Name of the District : Thiruvannamalai
Total Number of Libraries : 137
DCL : 01
Number of Branch Libraries : 41
Number of Village Libraries : 70
Number of Part-time Libraries : 25
Total : 137

About the District Central Library:

The Tamil Nadu Public Libraries Act, 1948 provides the creation of the Local Library authorities for each District. The objective of the department of Public Libraries is to render best library service to the greatest number at the least cost. The main duty of the library is to provide library service to the public.
District Central Library Thiruvannamalai, is a Three storied Building constructed for Rs.56 lakhs. We have news paper section, lending section, reference section, I.A.S. I.P.S., Study circle, New books processing section internet section, old news paper section and opac system.
In the ground floor, stack room cum lending section, reading section and old news papers section are situated. In the Ist floor new books processing section, Reference section, I.A.S., I.P.S. Study circle, internet section and opac system etc., are functioning.
Admin office is functioning in the Ist and IInd floor. Ground floor constructed with a seating capacity of 100 readers and Ist floor reference section with 50 . Entire building is fully ventilated and fully electrified provided with fire extinguishers . Internet section is fully air – conditioned. Toilet facility and parking facilities are available in this building.
Library is fully automated. Lending, Accessioning ,Books processing and all other works will undergo with computers. Xerox facility will be provided for readers.
This library consists of 44602 tamil Books , 23464 English Books and 2249 Hindi Books with 13535 Members. Every day 500 readers regularly utilizing the library, 300 books will be lent to the members of this library. Nearly 100 books are utilizing every day as reference . Nearly 40 readers are utilizing I.A.S. I.P.S. study circle.

Public Library:
District Central Library, Thiruvannamalai is functioning under the Control of the Directorate of Public Libraries, Chennai. It was opend on 04.02.1955

Postal Address:
District Central Library,
Opp. to Shanmuga Industries Govt Higher Secondary School,
Chengam Road,

Pin code : 606 603
Telephone No : 04175 – 221419
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Friday Weekly holiday
Second Saturday and other Government holidays.

Working Hours:
8.00 a.m to 8.00 p.m

Citizen Character:
Ways of attaining benefits
Public can read Books, Newspaper and periodical etc.,
For Lending Books from the Library, they have to enroll as member. For enrolling membership the following payments to be made.
  • Annual Subscription: Rs.10/-
  • Caution deposit for One token: Rs.20/-
  • Caution deposit for Two token: Rs.40/-
  • Caution deposit for Three token: RS.50/-

Subscription to be paid every year.
For enrollment of membership, prescribed application form can be obtained from the Librarian duly filled and submit the same.

Services and Programmes
The following are the main services in the District Central Library.
  • Lending Service.
  • Reference Service.
  • Book Renewal Service through Telephone.
  • Linkage with Schools.
  • Browsing Center with A/c facility.
  • Xerox facility.
  • Adding Latest Books to the Libraries.
  • Encouraging every educated person to become a member of the library.
  • Civil Service Section.
  • Childrens Reading Section.

Readers circle (Vasagar Vattam):
This library has got an excellent READERS CIRCLE (Vasagar Vattam) monthly meeting will be conducted on Second Sunday. In the month of November 14th to 20th of every year we conduct National Library Week. Competitions for school children book reviews , conference , Pattimandram, Pattumandram, Kaviyarangam, etc., will be performed. Prizes will be distributed to school children who are participating in various competition A conference hall worth of Rupees One Lakh is situtated separately as donation.

Puravalar Enrollment : With the co-operation of readers circle, this library has got 208 puravalar including one Kodaiyalar with the donation of Rs. 10,000.00 , Ten Perum Puravalar with Rs.5000.00 each and 197 Puravalar with Rs.1000.00 each.

Drinking water facility : With the co-operation of readers circle, this library has received R.O. system for drinking water purpose for readers as donation.