To promote a spirit of continuous learning among students in all engineering disciplines, Panimalar Institute of Technology assures peaceful and enriching hours in the library. One of the major highlights of Panimalar Institute of Technology is its 2239 sq.m. air conditioned central library that has a seating capacity of 136. It has about 29556 volumes and 7382 titles of books that value around Rs.1.44 Crores.

In addition to which, the library also subscribes to 154 International and National journals and Periodicals. In this fully automated library, students and staff members can search for books by author, title or subject and their availability. Each student is given 5 library books at a time and for class one library hour/week is allotted. Panimalar Library is an institutional member of Prestigious Libraries such as the British Council Library and Indest Consortium, AICTE Delhi.


  • DELNET - Remote Access
  • N-List - Remote Access
  • NDL - e-ShodhSindhu


Branch wise Resources

Titles Volumes Department
Total Volume National Journal International Journal
CSE 1441 3713 1405 5118 18 06
IT 1042 2452 1306 3758 18 06
ECE 1234 3253 1536 4789 20 06
EEE 1001 3369 970 4339 12 06
MECH 1458 4902 857 5759 13 06
HUMANITIES AND SCIENCE 1031 5102 - 5102 13 06
AI&DS 86   346 346 06 06
CSBS 89   345 345 06 06
Total 7382 22791 6765 29556 106 48


  • Books will be issued only on of valid user ID card.
  • Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.
  • Only one renewal can be done at any one time.
  • Books will be renewed if there are no reservations.
  • Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  • During vacations online renewals can be done.
  • Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/s before borrowing.
  • For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force.
  • Users are requested to collect receipt for fine amount paid by them.
  • Users are requested to deposit their bags/belongings (other than valuables) at the personal belongings counter.
  • Users are required to observe silence inside the library.
  • Misuse of library facilities is an offence and calls for punishment as decided by the competent authority.

Features of Central Library

Library is automated using Integrated Library Management system (ILMS)

AutoLib software is web enabled, Local Area Network (LAN) System. It is developed using programming language using Java in front end and its Back end is MYSQL Database Management with version 2018.

This software consists of 8 modules Database Management Systems, search Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Counter Management Systems, Acquisition Control Systems, Report Management Systems, Serial Control Systems(Journals), Administration and Web Module.

It maintains all the activities of the library such as Transactions, Cataloguing,Data Updating/Editing, Serial Control, Searching all types of documents, Reports Generating etc. Especially searching the documents by simple search. Advanced search and restricted search are facilitated to users to find out relevant document easily and quickly. All kinds of Report generation can be taken such as daily transaction, unique titles of books, year wise addition, spending of amount and member reports etc.

OPAC facilities help users to know the availability of books, searching of documents and borrowing details of documents within campus.

Acquisition Control Systems

Designed to automate various activities involved in book ordering and processing such as

  • Checking for duplicate
  • Receipt of Documents and Invoice Processing
  • Order follow-up, payment to suppliers
  • Status report, Vendor Information, etc.

Serial Control System(Journals)

  • Creation and maintenance of Journal Master
  • Subscription/Renewal of journals
  • Invoice Processing, Payment and budget control
  • Generation of journal issues with details
  • Searching /Browsing

System Administration

  • Create new user log in ID, Password and grant rights to access various modules
  • Create Group Master-to set due date, allowed cards for different documents for different categories
  • Conduct online stock verification
  • Maintain Budget Master

Simple Search

Advanced Search

Quick Search

Query Builder

Journal Article


News Clipping

User Account

Journal Search

eBook Search

Question bank

Circulation Management System





No Dues Certificate

Printing barcode

User Payment

Binding Books

Transaction Reports

Web Module

This module allows to search various databases using browsers like Internet Explorer or Lan/Intranet environment using web services and it has the following WEB OPAC modules

  • Simple search/Advanced search
  • Statistics
  • Search reports, circulation reports


  • Encyclopedia of Britannica : 32 Volumes
  • Encyclopedia Americana : 30 Volumes
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Environmental pollution : 5 Volumes
  • Encyclopedia of Management : 7 Volumes
  • Environmental Encyclopedia : Single Volume
  • Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology 5 Volumes

E – Journals and E – Books

  • E-journals : IEEE, Springer, J-GATE
  • E-books : McGRAW HILL, Delnet, Inflibnet

Details Of Software

  • Name of ILMS software : AUTOLIB
  • Nature of automation (fully or partially ) : Fully
  • Version : 2018
  • Front end : Java technology
  • Back-end : MySQL database Management
  • Year of Automation : 25/08/2009
  • Collection of rare books, manuscripts, special reports or any other knowledge resources for library enrichment
  • Collection of rare books 2,452: Includes (Encyclopedias,Handbooks + Dictionaries)
  • Subject Related videos : 115
  • Gate and competitive exam books : 450
  • With higher education and career guidance Project report : 1732
  • Library provides previous exam question papers for preparing their examination from 2009 onwards for benefit of students.
  • Remote Access of e-resources and database through Delnet and Inflibnet

E Journal

S.No. Publisher URL Address Subject Area
2 SPRINGER General Engineering &Reference
3 J-GATE Science and Technology
4 DELNET General Engineering &Reference
5 N-LIST General Engineering & Humanities and Science
6 NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY (NDL) General Engineering &Reference

E Books

S.No. Publisher URL Address Subject Area
1 MCGRAW HILL General Engineering &Reference
2 N-LIST General Engineering & Humanities and Science

Link for e-resources


  • IBM Server
  • HP Server
  • 43 – Clients
  • Network connection through twisted –pair cable.
  • Internet Connectivity
  • 1000 Mps Internet Speed

Library Services

  • E-Access Service
  • CD-Rom Search Service
  • Digital Library Service
  • Media Resource Service
  • Photocopying Service
  • Circulation Service
  • Reference Service
  • Inter Library Loan Service
  • News Paper Clipping Service

Special Features of Central Library

  • Qualified Librarians ensure the best possible information services. Standard textbooks and books by well-known authors are stocked, and every effort is made to obtain all titles recommended by the faculty.
  • Multiple copies of popular books are bought to make them available to as many students as possible.
  • A Photocopier facility is also provided for the benefit of those who access the library and fully automated for day-to-day operations, the library has two server and 43 clients.
  • All students and faculty of the institute are eligible for the membership of the library.
  • The AutoLib software is used for Library Automation.
  • All the books are bar-coded in the library & barcode laser scanners are used in the circulation counter for book transaction.

Report Management

  • List of books by author, title, unique titles, supplier, call number, subjects, department, document type, availability, etc.
  • Amount spent for procuring books
  • List of journals –International/ National.
  • List of Members.
  • Access registers and catalogues.
  • List of Suppliers/Publishers.

Module Description

  • Books, Thesis, Non Books, Projects Reports.
  • Journals, Journal Issues, Journal Articles and Back volumes.
  • Authors, Publishers, Suppliers Subjects.
  • Members, Departments, Courses.


  • Handbook of Optics.
  • Handbook of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering.
  • Electronic Engineers Handbook.
  • Environmental Encyclopedia.
  • Practical Antenna Handbook.
  • Wireless Broadband Handbook.
  • The Communication Handbook.
  • The RF Transmission Systems Handbook.
  • Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers.
  • Marks standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers.
  • Computer Science and Engineering Handbook.
  • Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists.
  • Integrated Circuits Applications Handbook.
  • Handbook of Organization Behaviour.
  • Production Handbook.
  • Database System Handbook.
  • Process/Industrial Instrumentation and Control Handbook.
  • Handbook of Practical Electrical Design.
  • CRC Handbook of Electrical Filters.
  • Automotive Handbook.
  • Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook.
  • Industrial Control Handbook.
  • Machinery’s Handbook.
  • Handbook of Neural Networks Signal Processing.
  • Communication Technology Handbook.
  • Chemical Engineer’s Portable Handbook.
  • Handbook of Software Reliability Engineering.
  • Juran’s Quality Handbook.
  • Instrument Engineer’s Handbook.
  • Electrical/Electronic Motor Handbook.
  • Control Handbook – Vol. I to III.
  • Power Electronics Handbook.
  • Text Mining Handbook.
  • Spice Circuit Handbook.
  • Electronic Filter Design Handbook.
  • Data Warehouse Management Handbook.
  • Linear Circuit Design Handbook.
  • Handbook of Information Technology.


  • McGRAW Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical terms.
  • Illustrated Oxford Dictionary.
  • Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management.
  • Websters new world college Dictionary.
  • Cambridge international dictionary of English.
  • Readers digest universal dictionary.
  • Cambridge Dictionary of American English.
  • Chambers Biographical Dictionary.
  • Oxford Dictionary, Theasaurus & Word Power Guide.
  • Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English.
  • Hargrave’s Communications Dictionary.

For Enquiries

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