Thiru E.Rengasamy Library

The 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 year 1969. 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 Materials Collections
Total Volume of Book
National Journals
International Journals
Back Volumes of Journals
Competitive Exam Books
Book Bank Books
Braille Materials
AV Resources
Audio Cassettes
National Dailies


Our Library is 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 Following is the list of E-Resources.

E-Journals (Full Text): American Institute of Physics (18 titles), American Physical Society (10 titles), Annual Reviews (33 titles), Cambridge University Press (224 titles), Economic 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 given below:

  • 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 library.
  • 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 cards only. 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 based.
  • 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 purposes.
  • 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.

Books are issued to students as follows

Course No. of Books Period
15 Days
20 Days
30 Days
45 Days
  • Fifteen Books are issued to faculty members for a period of 90 days.
  • Five Books are issued to Administrative Staff for a period of 14 Days.
  • The issue of library materials ends at 1.00 p.m on holidays and 5.30p.m. on all other days.

Return of Books

  • When a member leaves the college he/she shall return all the books.
  • 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.
  • Loss 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

News paper

  • The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Dhinamani, Dinamalar, Daily Thanthi, Dhinakaran,


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 Eco biology, 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

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