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About the Library


ORIGIN
Tamilnadu Government have promulgated public Library Act in 1948, According to the act a committee named Local Library Authority, Coimbatore was constituted in August 1950. Thiru C.M.Rama Chandran Chettiar(Kovai kizhar) was elected as chairman of the committee.
The District Central Library, Coimbatore commenced to render its service to the public since 1.6.1952 at “Victoria Town Hall” Building. Due to development its has been shifted to Gandhi Memorial Library Building at V.O.C park Coimbatore during the Middle of 1956.
The Library was subsequently shifted to the existing building situated in No.50 Cowly Brown Road, R.S.Puram Coimbatore. It is a multistoried Building having carpet area of nearly 21453 sq.feet. The Library is surrounded by Avinashilingam Deemed University, Forest College, Government College of Technology, Agricultural University, Law College and Bharathiyar University New Building opened on 6 th June 1987.
It serves the General Public of all Category especially the elite society living all the District Activities of the Library are designed to facilitate use of resources to guide the readers to achieve their object stimulates the public to cultivate increase reading habits.

Highlights
1948 - Public Library Act.
1950 - Local Library Authority constituted.
1952 - District Central Library Commenced in Victoria Town Hall Building
1956 - Shifted to Gandhi memorial Library building at VOC park coimbatore .
1981 - Foundation stone laid New Library Building at 50 Cowley Brown Road, RS Puram, Coimbatore-641002.
1987 - New Building Inauguration.
1994 - Civil Service and Competitive Exam circle open.
1994 - Xerox Facilities Introduced.
2001 - Computer Unit Installed.
2001 - Selected as the Best District central Library in South Zone.
2001 - Rajaram mohanroy library foundation awarded by calcutta.
2005 - Internet Browsing Centre opened.
2006 - Barcode Introduced.


INFORMATION
District Central Library is the only Library exclusive for general publics plays an important role in dissemination of knowledge among the user community.

LOCATION
The Library is situated at 50, Cowley Brown Road RS Puram, Coimbatore-641002. Opposite side of Forest college Main Entrance.

POSTAL ADDRESS
DISTRICT CENTRAL LIBRARY 37, Old No.50, Cowley Brown Road , RS Puram, Coimbatore-641002.

Working Hours
Library Timing : 8.00AM TO 8.00PM Book Lending : 8.00AM TO 7.30PM IAS Section :10.00AM TO 7.00PM Friday and IInd Saturday and all Government Holidays.

RULES OF THE LIBRARY

  • The Library will be open morning at 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Holidays : Friday and IInd Saturday and Government Holidays
  • Reader may not write upon, damage or make any mark upon any books
  • Silence must be strictly observed in the library.
  • Unauthorized removal of books or other property from the library will dealt with according to law.


MEMBERSHIP RULES FOR CENTRAL LIBRARY ONLY
The application form should duly filled by up and guaranteed by
  • A & B grade Government officers
  • An Honorary Magistrate/Notary public
  • An officer of the head of department of study of the universities in Coimbatore
  • The principal or a professor of a local college/school principal of Head Master


RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS PROOF
Submit application with photo copy of any one of
  • Family Ration card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voters identity card

DEPOSIT
Submit application with photo copy of any one of
  • Rs.50+10 for borrowing three books
  • Submit the application along with stamp size photo -1


SUBSCRIPTION
Annual subscription of Rs.10/- (Ten only) April – March will be collected irrespective of the each member's

VILLAGE & RURAL LIBRARY DETAILS
BOOKSDEPOSITANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
1 15 5
2 25 5
3 30 5



MEMBERSHIP
Any person residing in the coimbatore and its immediately can become a member. A member can borrow a maximum of three books at a time by depositing Rs.50 for home reading and returnable with in 14 days. An Annual subscription of Rs.10 per member is collected for each financial year.

 

 

 
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