The Tamil University was started in the year 1981 and the University Library was also formed in the same year. The well-designed University Library, resembling Indian Parliament building, with more than 1, 70,000 books, journals (345) and monographs, caters to the needs of the students, research community and the public. The rare books of different reputed Tamil scholars are the important collections of this Library. The library is open to all for research and academic activities. This Library is not only for the teachers, non-teaching staff and students of this university, but also it helps as learning centre for the public to enhance their knowledge and develop reading habit. However Membership to the library is restricted to the faculties and students of the Tamil University. It is also a reference centre for researchers and readers.

INFLIBNET, Selective Dissemination of Information Service, Audio-Visual Section, Reprographic Service are some of the excellent facilities available in the Library. Besides, all the departments of this University have their own department library.

Contact Address

The Director,
Tamil University,
Thanjavur – 613010,

Visiting Time

Open on all days except National Holidays.
Monday to Friday : 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on all working days
Saturday : 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday : 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Academic Programmes

Regular (Full time and Part time):

Ph.D. Library and Information Science
Correspondence: CLIS, BLIS, MLIS

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