Agricultural College & Research Institute Library, Madurai – 625 104

The library was established during the year 1965. New premises was occupied on 28th September 1994. The modern library centre funded by AHRDP as annex to the main library was declared open on 23rd July 2001 for students browsing centre.

The library has automated through Koha-open source library software. The college library is mainly providing with the document collection of Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Science and allied subjects. Totally 69691 Text, Reference, Competitive examination books, Theses and Back Volumes.

Working Hours:

8.00 am -8.00 pm on all working day

8.00 am – 3.00 pm on Saturday

Book Issue / Return Timings:

9.00 am – 6.00 pm on all working days

Staff in Position:

Deputy Librarian – 1 No

Library Assistant – 2 Nos

Library Facilities:

  1. Documents:

Text book, Reference Books, Peer Reviewed current Journals, Back Volume of Journals, Newspaper, Annual reports and Conference Proceedings.

  1. Special Collection:

Competitive exam books & Journals; Thesis.

  1. E-Information resources:

e-books, e-Journals, CD’s, Library e-services for Access of e-Resources by off-campus users.

e-Books available in AC&RI Campus Network

  • Springer
  • CAB e-books
  • CAB Crop protection compendium
  • CAB forestry compendium
  • Science direct
  • Wiley Online library



  1. Medicine & Public Health -28,730
  2. Engineering -28,367
  3. Computer Science -26,701
  4. Business and Management- 24,144
  5. Social Sciences-16,072

Sub discipline:

  1. Artificial Intelligence -11,853
  2. Business and Management, general -9,256
  3. Political Science -7,984
  4. Engineering, general -7,566
  5. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) – 6,564

CAB e-books

Agriculture    – 242 titles

Animal and Veterinary -219 titles

Environmental Sciences –220 titles

Human Health and Nutrition – 120 titles

Leisure & Tourism –169 titles

Plant Science – 345 titles

Science Direct

Browse 4,149 journals and 29,363 books

Wiley online Library

1600 Journals

225 Reference works

22000 online books

Printed Journals:

20 Nos of Indian Journal subscribed (print version)

Access of e-Resources by off - campus users


Circulation Services (Book Issue and Return etc)

Current Awareness Service

Reference Services

User Orientation

Reprographic Services

Information display and notification Services

Digital Resources availability

Online Public Access Catalogue

Newspaper clipping services in agriculture


Dr. C.Karuilancheran,Ph.D.,

Deputy Librarian


Agricultural College & Research Institute,

Madurai – 625 104.

E-mail ID:

Office No: 0452-2422956 Extn:206