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Braille Section

Braille Section is located at Ground Floor, special care is taken to facilitate Braille readers in this section. This section has 1500 printed Braille books, 145 e-books and 1080 Audio Books

Braille Reader:

The section is equipped with Braille Refresh-able Display Readers. An entire book in Tamil, or any other Indian Language and English can be stored and indexed in the Braille Reader. The visually challenged can select a book of any language, stored in the Braille Reader and read line by line and page by page. The navigation controls are in Braille format which can be operated and navigated with ease. Each Readers can store 1000 books of 300 pages on an average.

Braille Conversion :

The section has Software tools that convert text composed in Tamil, English or any other Indian Languages in to Braille text for visually challenged readers.

Braille Embossing :
The section has Double sided Embosser that embosses Braille texts. The Embosser has lots of handy features that enables printing of Braille Book resources and information faster and easier at economic cost.

Software Tools :

Visually challenged are given access to Computers installed with assisstive software tools that help in:

• Operating computers with voice commands
• Text to Voice file conversion
• Daisy formatted books reading
• Easy search and find facility
• Reading audio book and reference texts

Own Book Reading Section

This section located at ground floor. It is a boon to the users who are searching for spacious, cool and calm reading environment in the city. The readers have the liberty to carry their personal notebooks, textbooks, learning materials and laptops. It has comfortable furniture for readers.

Children Section

Children Section is located in the first floor ' B wing ' it spreads over 15,000 sq. ft. It has over 60,000 books which cover all subject areas. This section has a very good collection of books ranges from Alphabets, Numerals to Children Encyclopedias.
Majority of books are in English and it has books in different Indian and foreign languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, German, French, Spanish and Italian).
Any children who are at the age between 4 years and 14 years can access this section.

Special Features of Children Section:

* Artificial tree with a fun-filled theme based reading area.

* Activity area with performance stage to encourage and motivate children’s reading habit and cultivating culture with the help of activities like story telling , puppet shows, magic shows,etc.,

* 22 computer terminals to access Multimedia

* Cartoon pictures are mounted on the wall to make children happy.

Periodicals Section 

Periodicals section is located in the ‘A’ Wing of first floor. Newspapers and Magazines and Journals are kept in this section.

All leading newspapers and magazines are available in this section for readers. At present we are subscribing 30 plus leading dailies in different languages. We have subscribed over 300 plus Indian and Foreign Magazines in all categories to serve user needs. There is an exclusive section for women readers which comprises magazines focused on women

Tamil Section

Second Floor of this library is dedicated to “Classical Language (Semmozhi)” Tamil. In this section we have almost all the books published in Tamil available in print. Readers who are fond of reading Tamil books can see the huge collections of Tamil books from all leading publishers. Over 1,00,000 books in the form of Novels, Poems, Short Stories, Drama, Essays, Humor, letters, biographies on following headings;

  • Ancient Tamil literature (Sanga ilakiyyam)
  • Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Astrology
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Technology
  • History and Geography
Apart from regular collections, this section contains collection on and by great social reformer E. Ve. Ramsamy popularly known ‘Periyar’ and the great visionary former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. C. N. Annadurai.

Not only in Tamil language, it has collection of other South Indian and Hindi Languages.

English Book Section

This library has over 4.5 lakhs books in all subjects areas published by leading publishers across the world.

Third Floor:

Our Library has Very Good and Rich collection of English books in all subjects .
3rd floor having the following subject books.
  • General
  • Computer Science
  • Library & Information Science
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Political science
Fourth Floor:

In this floor following subject books are available for users.
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Education
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Folklore
  • Public Administration

Fifth Floor:

This floor has rich collection of Medicine books published by leading publishers across the world and also books related to pure sciences.
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth science & Geology
  • Fossils & prehistoric life
  • Life science ( Biology)
  • Plants ( Botany )
  • Animals ( Zoology)
  • Applied Science - Basic
  • Medicine & Health

Sixth Floor :

This floor having books on following subjects .
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Home & Family management
  • Veterinary Science
  • Management & Public Relation
  • Accounting
  • Fine Arts [Architecture, Painting, Photography & Computer Arts, Music, Dance]
  • Sports, Games & Entertainment
Seventh Floor:
  • History
  • Geography
  • Travel
  • Biography