VIT Library

Central Library

The Central library has been established with state-of-art infrastructure to the International Standards, spreads over to four floors with built-in area of 2322.58 sq.m. It has provided with centrally air-conditioning system, well-protected with fire alarm, CCTV, and Flap Barrier. Reference and Textbooks of national and international authors, International and National Journals & Non-Book materials are available to cater various fields of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Law, Fashion Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. VIT Chennai Library has a Digital library, Video Conferencing facility. 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 27.07.2021)

Library ResourcesChennai campus
Total Number of Books63,491
Total Number of Back Volumes2,439
Print Journals266
National126
International140
Online databases/E-Journals :(On and Off Campus access facility)

ABI Inform Complete (Pro-Quest), Bentham Science, , EBSCO Business Source Complete, EMERALD Management Journals, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies (EEMCS), IEL Online (IEEE & IEE),  Springer Nature Journals and SAE Technical Papers (SAE Mobilus), Scifinder Scholar, 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). For Law Heinonline, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Manupatra and Westlaw India.

15,735+
E-Book – (On and Off Campus access facility)17,393
Media Resources
CD / DVD4,303
Total Number of Magazines60

Services

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

Membership

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

The Library contributes to the fulfillment of the University's mission by:

  •  Selecting, acquiring, organising, maintaining and making accessible a collection of printed and non-printed, primary and secondary materials that will support the educational, research and public service programmes of both students and the faculty.
  •  Responding to the varying needs of the academic community by involving the faculty, the students and the administration in the development and periodic assessment of the library services and resources.
  •  Providing library users with point-of-use instruction, personal assistance in conducting literature research and other reference services.
  •  Providing an environment conducive to the optimum use of library materials and an appropriate schedule of hours of service and professional assistance.
  •  Participating in overall computing resources plan and providing for full library utilization of automation technology, physical facilities and equipment adequate to process, catalogue and store the materials.
  •  Enhancing the library’s resources and services through cooperative relationship with other libraries and agencies.

Floor Plan

Ground Floor

Circulation Kiosk – Return Kiosk, Multi Touch Table, Office for Librarian, Sr. Asst. Librarian & Asst. Librarian. Journal Section, Technical Section, Photocopier Section & Library OPAC.

First Floor

Reference Section – Reading Hall, Discussion Rooms, Office for Prof. Incharge – Library, Stack area I

Second Floor

Video Conferencing room, Reading Hall, Discussion Room and Photocopier Section, Stack Area II

Third Floor

Digital Library, Media Resource / NPTEL Centre and Library Server Room. Stack Area III