Salem Sowdeswari College
Salem Sowdeswari College
Salem Sowdeswari College is a treasure house of knowledge & information.  In our library have all subject of books. We have books mainly in Computer, Electronics, and Textile fashion design, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Management, and Biotech etc.  It has been playing a very important role in the learning-teaching process and research activity in the College.
Genesis & Growth
The Library had been functioning on the first floor of the College Administration Building till the year 1975. Library services to its users effectively and efficiently.

Monday through Friday 9.30 A.M. To 5.30 P.M
Saturday 9.30 A.M. To 1.30 P.M


S.N. no. subject Books
1. computer science 8000
2. Electronic & Communication 3500
3. Mathematics 1200
4. Physics 880
5. Chemistry 600
6. Bio-Technology 574
7. Economics 1772
8. English 1124
9. Environmental Studies 220
10. Banking 730
11. Management Studies 3514
12. Textile Fashion & Design 520
13. Statistics 800
14. Tamil 1541
15. Software Science 906
16. General 550

Digital Resources
Telnet offer any book or any reading materials available in the databases to the Members of College Library through its Inter library loan Document Delivery Services


CD ROM has provided new dimension to information storage. The Library has 1400 CDs on various subjects. Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme is followed for the classification of CDs and accordingly CDS are arranged on the Shelves.


  • Students
  • Teaching Staff
  • Administration / Supporting Staff

Other College students and outside visitors are also allowed on production of valid ID cards, for valid requirements.

Library system is fully automated to facilitate wider and deeper acquisition of information, to improve the existing services, to introduce new information services and to retrieve stored information easily. Library software is developed with different modules

Online public Access catalogue (OPAC)
This module provides different types of search facilities such as individual search of books by author or title, or subject or any word, search of Journals received, search of library holdings of back volumes, search of Articles published in back volumes

This module facilitates the Library staff to procure and process new Books.

This module includes all the circulation activities of Library such as issue, return, renewal, reserve, automatically generate reminders for overdue books.

Serial Control
This module is designed and developed to maintain a database of back volumes and issues of Journals available in the library. It includes different activities such as subscription of Journals, receiving, renewal of Journals. It is developed to maintain a database of various articles indexed in the library   

Service Offered

  • Circulations service  Book issue, Return, Renewal, Reserve
  •  OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) service has been introduced. Open Access System
  • Current awareness service               
  • New arrivals display through  notice board
  • Reference Service
  • Reprographic (Xerox) Service
  • Earn while Learn programe to the needy students
  • Internet Service
  • Digital library and E-Resource
  • Reference facility for outside member

  • Rules & Regulation
  • Open Access System is followed. The membersare allowed to go directly to the bookshelves and  select  the  books and other non book materials themselves
  •  strict silence should be maintained in the library
  • On receipt of the book, the student shouldexamine the book and report at once the    damage, if any, seen in the book
  • The e -books should be returned within 15days from the date of issue
  • Failure to return the books on due dateswill entail a fine of Rs. 1/- per book per day
  • If a book is not returned when due, another book will not be issued
  • Book eligibility for using library.
  • All members of the library are requested to produce their ID Card to the Library staff when required Cell Phones are strictly prohibited inside the library. Calculators, Purse,
  • Folders, Personal belongings etc should be kept in thepersonal belongings Current Journals, and back volumes of Journals are notissued for home reading