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About the Library

ORIGIN
In recognition of the importance of the Library Service, The library was formally opened on 27-11-1954 in the name of thoothukudi keloor. The library was upgraded on 2000 in District central library.

BUILDINGS
The district central library was 2006. The Building had 10 No sq. ft

GROWTH
The Library became the District Central Library from 2000

COLLECTION
A good number of books are added every year by purchasing from the funds made available to this library in Local library fund. By this, the collection of this library grew very fast creating the problem of space to accommodate the documents. At present the stock of books in the library is 86,134.

STAFF AND SERVICE
The total Staff strength is 6. with this staff strength, this library is providing service to the user community through the following sections. Reference Section, Lending section, Periodical section, Internet service, Xerox Speciality, Children’s Corner section.

FINANCE
The Expenditure for maintaining the library is met by the  local Library Authority fund

MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to any resident of Chennai and its vicinity who is 15 years of age and above. Every member can borrow maximum of Three books for a period of fourteen days by depositing Rs. 60/-. An annual subscription of Rs.10/- per member is collected every financial year. At present this Library had 13,010 members on roll.

WORKING HOURS
District Central Library serves the public daily from 8.00A.M. to 8.00P.M. on weekdays with out any break throughout the year. The Library is closed Government tamil nadu Government holidays.

COMPUTERISATION
In may 2009, the purchasing of for one server with two nodes latest configuration were acquired reflecting one more step towards total computerization.

READER’S FORUM
A well-established Reader’s Forum is functioning in the library. The Forum is in charge of providing Xerox facilities to the readers. Apart from this the Forum organizes literary meetings and book cultural functions in the library for the benefit of the readers.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE PERIOD
FROM JANUARY 2009 TO MARCH 2010
Stock of Volumes : 85,847
Members : 12,227
Users : 1,02,326
Books Consulted : 4,45,944
Books Lent : 44,220
Total Books Used : 4,90,164


CONCLUTION
District Central Library is a truly multifaceted institution providing information, inspiration and reference and general reading public not only to the residents of Chennai but also to the entire District. In this noble task, the highly motivated and dedicated staff members are constantly updating to realize the needs of the readers and everyday challenges in the profession.

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