Library is the heart of the institution. It is to promote sharing
of resources by collecting, storing and disseminating information
and by offering computerized services to the users.
History of the library:
The College Library was established in the year1969. Thiru.
E. Rengasamy Konar, One of the founders and former Correspondent
of Yadava College donated all the books of, “Erulappa konar
Memorial Library” founded by him at North Masi Street, Madurai.
The college library was initially started with these volumes.
Late Thiru.Chellaperumal, Late Thiru. R. Arangannal, Thiru.
D. Nagendiran, Mullikulam late.Thiru. S. Sundara rajan, Dr.K.
Ramanujam, Mr. K. Arunagiri, Prof. K. Baskaran, the Joint Director
of collegiate Education and Dr. N. Ramalingam had presented
hundreds of rarely available books to the college library.
Collections & Facilities:
Our college library is functioning in a separate building and
possesses all modern facilities, which fulfills the need of
the students in the latest developments in different areas of
study. The library is also equipped with Internet browsing centre,
Intranet facility, talking book library for visually challenged
students, audio-visual center, reprography facility, digital
library with educational CDs, e-Books, e-Journals, separate
reading room for the research scholars and the teachers, reference
section, back volumes section, career corner, online public
access catalogue and UGC-Inflibnet e-resources. All students
of Yadava College are members of this library.
Library getting access to e-resources through programme entitled
“National Library and Information Services infrastructure for
Scholarly Content (N-LIST)” funded by the Ministry of Human
Resource Development under its National Mission on Education
through ICT. The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources
to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other
beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the
INFLIBNET Centre. This programme would provide access to more
than 2,100 e-journals (including current issues with 5-10 years
back files) and more than 51,000 e-books. The resources would
be accessible from http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in. Following is
the list of E-Resources.
(Full Text): American Institute of Physics (18 titles), American
Physical Society (10 titles), Annual Reviews (33 titles), Cambridge
University Press (224 titles), Econamic and Political Weekly
(EPW) (1 titles), Indian Journals (150 titles), Institute of
Physics (46 titles), Oxford University Press (206 titles), Royal
Society of Chemistry (29 titles), H. W. Wilson (1420 titles),
E-Books: E-brary (45000+ titles), Oxford Scholarship (902 titles),
Net Library (936 titles), Myilibrary-McGraw Hill (1308 titles),
Bibliographic Database: MathSciNet, E-Resources for Universities:
Web of Science, E-Resources for Technical Institutions (IITs,
IISc, IISERs and NITs): Annual Reviews, Project Muse, Nature.
Rules and Regulations:
The rules and regulations to be followed in the library are
Membership is open to all the staff and students of the college.
The working hours of the library on all working days and examination
time are 8.30a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and on holidays it is open between
10.00a.m. and 2.00p.m.
All members of the library shall enter their names and sign
legibly in the register which is kept in the entrance of the
While entering the library, readers should leave their personal
belongings, such as bags, brief-cases, personal books, and parcels
near the counter reserved for this purpose. However, they can
carry loose papers and note books.
All members must bring their identity cards issued by the college
while using the library and a member must use his/her identity
Readers should maintain silence in the library and should not
disturb other users in anyway.
Using of mobile phones inside the library is prohibited.
Books or others materials taken from the stacks should not be
re-shelved by the readers but should be left on the tables reserved
for this purpose.
Readers should not deface, mark, cut, and mutilate library materials
in anyway. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be charged
the full replacement cost of the material.
If any of the books borrowed from the library is lost or damaged
the students have to either return a new copy of the book or
have to pay the current price of the book or have to pay the
amount prescribed by the librarian.
Library’s Internet Browsing and photocopying services are fee
If the borrowed books are not returned to the library, the college
will not issue Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate
of the student.
Not withstanding anything contained in these rules, the decision
of the authorities of the college in all matters shall be final.
Issue of Books:
Library has an open access system.
Library services are fully computerized.
Books are issued to the students and staff with bar coding system.
OPAC system available for book availability and other searching
Reference books, Encyclopedias, Hand Books, Dictionaries, Periodicals,
Student Projects and back volumes will not be issued and they
are only for reference.
One renewal will be permitted if there are no reservations against
these books. For renewal, books have to be presented physically
at the library counter.
Members, before leaving the counter must satisfy them as to
whether the books, which they intend to borrow, are in good
condition and any damage/marking should be immediately reported
to the librarian failing which the member to whom the book was
issued will be held responsible.
are issued to students as follows
Books are issued to faculty members for a period of 90 days.
Five Books are issued to Administrative Staff for a period of
The issue of library materials ends at 1.00 p.m on holidays
and 5.30p.m. on all other days.
When a member leaves the college he/she shall return all the
Books must be returned on or before the due date noted in the
due date slip. If the day happens to be a holiday, the book
must be returned on the next working day. If any student keeps
any book beyond the due date of return, otherwise overdue charges
will be collected as per the existing rules.
of books, if any, should be reported to the librarian immediately
and it should be replaced with a new copy along with a levy
of overdue charges if any.
In case the borrower is unable to replace the books that are
lost, he/she will be levied a penalty as per the existing rules
overdue charges, if any.
Absence from the college will not be allowed as an excuse for
the delay in the return of books.
List of newspapers, magazines
and Journals available:
The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Dhinamani, Dinamalar, Daily
AgroBios, Anantha Vikatan, Aval Vikatan, Benef I.T., Biology
Today, Business & Economy, Business and Marketing, Business
India, Business World, Chemistry today, Competition Success
Review, Corporate India, Down to Earth,E-Business, Electronics
for you, Employment News, Employment Service, Front Line, Herald
of Health, Imaya Geetham, India Green File, India Today – English,
India Today – Tamil, Junior Vikatan, Kaala Chuvadu, Kalai Kathir,
Kalki, Kumudham, Kungumum, Mangayar Malar, Manidha Urimai Kangani,
Mathematics Today, Naanayam Vikatan, News from China, Pasumai
Vikatan, Periyar Pinju, Physics for you, Pudhiya Yadhavam, Puthagam
Pesudhu, Puthiya Thalaimurai, Ramakrishna Vijiyam, Sarvodaya
Talisban, Sarvodhayam Malargiradhu, Senthamil, Snehidhi (Kumutham),
Snehidhi (Manjula), Sports Star, Tamil Arasu, Tamil Computer,
Tamil Pozhil, The Modern Rationalist, Thevadhai, University
News, Unmai, Uzhavaram, Voice Data,
International Journal of Physics(IJPG),International Journal
of Mathematical Sciences, International Journal of Biotechnology
Research, International Journal of Pure and applied Chemistry,
International Journal of Plant Sciences, Advances in Management,
Amrutha, Biochemical and cellular Archives, Bulletin of Materials
Science, Chemical Sciences, Current Science, Earth System Science,
Entomology, Gnana Sambandham, Indian journal of finance, Indian
Journal of Science and Technology, Journal of Aquatic Biology,
Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Journal of Bio-Sciences,
Journal of Ecobiology, Journal of Ecotoxicology Environmental
Monitoring, Journal of English language teaching, Journal of
Experimental Zoology, Journal of Genetics, Journal of literatures
in English, Lab Experiments, Physics Education, Pramana Journal
of Physics, Proceedings - Mathematical Science, Reserve Bank
of India – Bulletin, Resonance, Sadhana - Science Journal, Southern
Economist, Studies in History, The ICFAI university journal
of Applied Economics, The ICFAI university journal of Bank Management,
The ICFAI university journal of Business Strategy, The ICFAI
university journal of computer Science, The ICFAI university
journal of Entrepreneurship development, The ICFAI university
journal of Information Technology, The ICFAI university journal
of Marketing Management, The ICFAI university journal of Services
Marketing, The ICFAI university journal of Systems Management,
The IUP journal of Applied Finance, The IUP journal of Management
Research, The Management Accountant, The Medieval History journal,
The Quest, Think India, Valarum Tamil Ulagam
Dr. N. VASANTHAKUMAR
B.Sc., M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,