To promote a spirit of continuous learning among its students, Panimalar Institute of technology assures peaceful and enriching hours in the library. One of the major highlights of the Panimalar Institute of Technology is its 2239 sq.m. air conditioned central library that has a seating capacity of 136. It has about 23659 volumes and 5980 titles of books that value around Rs. 1.44 Crores. In addition to which, the library also subscribes to 130 International and National journals and periodicals. In this fully automated library, students and staff members can search for books by author, title or subject heading and their availability.Each student is given 5 library books at a time and they have allocated library hours/week. The Panimalar Library is an institutional member of prestigious libraries such as the British Council Library and Indest Consortium, AICTE Delhi.

Branch wise Resources

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  • 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.
  • 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.


Library is automated using Integrated Library Management system (ILMS)

AutoLib software is web enabled, Local Area Network System(LANS).Its developed using programming language for Java in front end and its Back end is MYSQL Database Management used. The version of 2018.

This software consists of 8 modules Database Management Systems, search (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 searches are facilitates 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, and spending of amount, Member reports etc.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facilities users to know the availability of books, searching of documents and borrowing details of documents within campus from the place where they are.


This Modules allows to create, update/edit and maintain the following databases such as

• Books, Thesis, Non Books, Projects Reports

• Journals, journal Issues Journal Articles and Back volumes

• Authors, Publishers, Suppliers Subjects

• Members,Departments,Courses


Designed to search all the above databases using all the important fields and print search results in any desired format

• Simple Search

• Advanced Search

• Quick Search

• Query Builder

• Journal Article

• E-Resource

• News Clipping

• User Account

• Journal Search

• Question Bank

• EBook Search


Designed for all types of counter transactions for Books, Journal Issues, Book Bank Books, Reports, Thesis and Non Books such as

• Issue/Return/Renewal

• Reservation/ Reservation cancel

• Reminder

• Overdue

• No Dues Certificate

• Printing Barcode

• User Payment

• Binding Books

• Transaction Reports


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.


Designed for automate various activities involved in subscription of journals such as

• Creation and maintenance of Journal Master

• Subscription/Renewal of journals

• Invoice Processing, Payment and budget control

• Generation of journal issues with details

• Searching /Browsing


This modules allows to

• 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


Designed to generate and print a large number of reports such as

• List of books by author, title, unique titles, supplier, call number, subjects, department, document type, availability, etc.

• Amount spent for procuring books under various

• List of journals – Indian/Foreign

• List of Members

• Accession register, catalogues

• List of Suppliers/Publishers


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


• 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 Nos With higher education and career guidance Project report : 1732

Library has also made provide for students old exam Question papers for preparing their examination from 2009 onwards.

For our user to access e-resources through subscription


1. Encyclopedia of Britannica : 32 Volumes

2. Encyclopedia Americana : 30 Volumes

3. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Environmental pollution : 5 Volumes

4. Encyclopedia of Management : 7 Volumes

5. Environmental Encyclopedia : Single Volume

6. Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology 5 Volumes


1. Handbook of Optics

2. Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

3. Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering

4. Electronic Engineers Handbook

5. Environmental Encyclopedia

6. Practical Antenne Handbook

7. Wireless Broad Band Handbook

8. The Communication Handbook

9. The RF Transmission Systems Handbook

10. Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers

11. Marks standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers

12. Computer Science and Engineering Handbook

13. Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists

14. Integrated Circuits Applications Handbook

15. Handbook of Organization Behiviour

16. Production Handbook

17. Database System Handbook

18. Process/Industrial Instrumentation and Control Handbook

19. Handbook of Practical Electrical Design

20. CRC Handbook of Electrical Filters

21. Automotive Handbook

22. Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook

23. Industrial Control Handbook

24. Machinery’s Handbook

25. Handbook of Neural Networks Signal Processing

26. Communication Technology Handbook

27. Chemical Engineer’s Portable Handbook

28. Handbook of Software Reliability Engineering

29. Juran’s Quality Handbook

30. Instrument Engineer’s Handbook

31. Electrical/Electronic Motor Handbook

32. Control Handbook – vol I to III

33. Power Electronics Handbook

34. Text Mining Handbook

35. Spice Circuit Handbook

36. Electronic Filter Design Handbook

37. Data Warehouse Management Handbook

38. Linear Circuit Design Handbook

39. Handbook of Information Technology

40. Electronic Instrument Handbook

41. Handbook of data mining

42. Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook

43. Power Electronics Design Handbook

44. Newness Electrical Engineers Handbook

45. Visualization Handbook

46. Handbook of Electric Motors

47. Handbook of Applied Cryptography

48. CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

49. Handbook of Sensor


50. Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook

51. Electric Power Distribution Handbook

52. Handbook of Bio-inspired Algorithms and Applications

53. Handbook of Signal Processing for Mobile Communications

54. Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives

55. Handbook of Dynamic System Modeling

56. Induction Machine Design Handbook

57. High Performance embedded computing handbook

58. Electric power engineering handbook: power systems stability and control

59. Electric power engineering handbook: Power systems

60. Electric power engineering handbook: Electric Power Substations engineering

61. Electric power engineering handbook: Electric Power Transformer engineering

62. Electric power engineering handbook: Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution

63. Handbook of power system Engineering

64. Handbook of Temporal Reasoning in Artificial intelligence

65. Manufacturing Engineering Handbook

66. Microwave Engineering Handbook: VOL I to III

67. Sensor Technology Handbook

68. Solid waste management & Waste minimization technology handbook

69. Verilog PLI handbook

70. Handbook of computers and computing

71. Standard handbook for Engineering calculations

72. Handbook of high speed machine

73. Standard handbook of metals at high temperature

74. Electronic testing handbook

75. Linear IC Handbook

76. Manufacturing Automation Management Handbook


1. McGRAW Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical terms

2. Illustrated Oxford Dictionary

3. Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of human resource management

4. Websters new world college Dictionary

5. Cambridge international dictionary of English

6. Readers digest universal dictionary

7. Cambridge Dictionary of American English

8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary

9. Oxford Dictionary, Theasaurus& Word power guide

10. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English

11. Hargrave’s Communications Dictionary


1. E-journals : IEEE, SME,ELSVIER,J-GATE

2. E-books : McGRAW HILL

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 copier facility is also provided for the benefit of those who access the library and fully automated for day-to-day operations, the library has a two server and 43 clients.
  • All students and faculty of the institute are eligible for the membership of the library.
  • The Auto Lib 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.

Computer Infrastructure

  • IBM Server
  • HP Server
  • 43 - Clients
  • Network connection through twisted –pair cable.
  • Internet Connectivity
  • 20Mps 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