College Library

The Library of Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai district. The new Library building was  constructed through  NABARD Fund  with nearly 3.5 Crore Rupees including Browsing centra nd Audio visual laboratories with fully air ventilation facilities in 18216 sq.ft. It is located in the left side and very near by the College administrative building.

To enhance and enrich the knowledge of the students and scientist, a well-equipped Library Centre is available with a total print collection of more than 5000 Nos  of text and reference books. It is also available for access to more than 3000 e-books in full text form of Electronic mode and 3000 journals (CeRA) around full text access facility in the e-form available at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur.

The College library is mainly providing with the documents collection of Agriculture, Horticulture, allied sciences and general resources to support the educational & research development activities of the users. The Library has been upgraded with barcode printer and reader and all books are affixed with barcode labels. This enables library automation and is currently posses complete computerized transaction, in this connection future development to create the separate digital library and developed institutional repositories. It is also available in Web based Online Public Access Catalogue (list of books in the TNAU constituent college) link is:

Collection Documents

Documents Nos
Text & Reference Books (Print)



3000 +

CeRA e- journals(

2700 +

 CD s


Current Journals(Print)


Magazines (Print)




E-Journals: CeRA (Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture)

Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) has been established under the NAIP for providing online access to e-journals and resources in over 120 ICAR libraries. The main Objective is to expand the existing R & D information resource base of ICAR Institutions/Universities, etc., comparable to world leading institutions/organizations, and nucleate e-access culture among scientists/teachers in ICAR Institutes / Agricultural Universities. Most of the agriculture related journals from selected publishers are available in CeRA. At present, more than 2700 journals (National & International) are accessible.

To access CeRA, use the URL:


S.No Databases


Web of Science (Intl. Bibliographical Information)


KrishiKosh (Digital repository of rare documents) :

3. Information)


KrishiPrabha (Digitization of Theses documents):


Delnet : – Library Network


Commodity –Commodity information


Remote Login Access Facility related access E Resources

E-BOOKS: (More than 3000 Titles with Full text access)

  • Springer e-Books:
  • e-Books:
  • Indian e-Books (Astral Publisher)

The college library has the e-book access facility to access from CAB e-Books, Indian e-Books, Science direct e-Books, CeRA-Science Direct, e-Books, Springer e-Books. It also has the provision of access of J-Gate plus (CeRA Journals), KrishiKosh e-theses.


Students, Faculty members and other non teaching staff of the Agricultural College & Research Institute of Vazhavachanur are eligible to become members of the library.

The bonafide students of other institutes may be permitted to use the Library on request through proper channel with entry fee of Rs.20/per day.

S.No. Particulars Numbers
1. Internet (BSNL ILL Modem) 1
2. Computers at E Library 15
3. Bar Code Printer 1
4. Printer 1
5. Bar Code Scanner 1
6. Touch Screen-KIOSK (OPAC) 1

Library Services:

S.No Services
1. User orientation
2. Reference Services
3. Current Awareness Service (Digital Display)
4. Inter Library Loan
5. Lending of Books (Issue/Return)
6. Reprography Services
7. Web OPAC (Catalogue)
8. Digital Library services and e Resources Access
9. Wi Fi facility ( Internet Access ) -BSNL ILL ( 20 Mbps)
10. Remote login for E-Resources Access
11. Koha-Open-source Integrated Library System (ILS)

Library Committee

This committee has been constituted and approved by the Vice Chancellor, TNAU, Coimbatore with 14 members to discuss various issues related to the library of Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur. The Dean is the chairman of Library Committee. Five professors, one Assistant professor and six students (Three Boys & Three Girls) are member. The Assistant librarian act as the member secretary.