The Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu Library plays a vital role in the collection, development and dissemination of Veterinary Science information to meet the present and future needs of the Institute. The Library was established in the year 2012. The area of library is around 8,037.30 Square feet is functioning in second floor main building and partitioned into different sections such as circulation centre, E-resources centre, Reference section, Stock room, Xerox room, Journal Section, Technical Section and Staff Rooms. The main objective of the is to support the educational and research programs of the Veterinary College and Research Institute by providing access to information consistent with the present and anticipated educational and research functions if this institute. It started with a small collection of books mainly transferred from Madras Veterinary College, Chennai and Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, besides accumulating the vast collection of literature on Veterinary Science by its own purchase. The Library is open on weekdays from 09.00 a.m to 08.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday), from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturdays and 9.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday. The library has a rich collection of books and journals in the field of Veterinary Science. Facilities are also provided to students and faculty for access to internet and online journals.

Library Committee

The Library Committee consists of the Dean, Professor and Head of various faculties of the College and Assistant Librarian. The Dean is the Chairman of the Library Committee and Officer-in-charge of the Library is Convenor of the Library Committee.

  • Collection development of books, periodicals, magazines, CD-ROMs
  • Implementing the modernization of the library to serve the needs of the users. The Library Committee meeting is being organized every three months to develop and improve the entire Library activities.
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Library Services:

  • Document lending
  • Reference
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Selective Dissemination of Information
  • Reprography
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Resource sharing through:
  • Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA)
  • Information download from Online sources for the benefit of Library users
  • Online Document Delivery Service (DDS).


Collection development

Books : 1591 volumes


Indian Journals : 15

Magazine (Tamil & English) : 17

News papers: 8

Veterinary CD ROMs : 98

Reprographic Facilities

Only one photocopier is available to the Library users at nominal charges for the use of students and staff.

Browsing Facility

Broadband facility is provided to the staff and students of this College at free of cost through 5 computer port.

Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA)

Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA), an online journal consortium funded under NAIP of ICAR. CeRA provides access to about 2,800+ online journals covering various disciplines of agricultural sciences including veterinary and animal sciences.

Library Membership

The Library has an institutional base of 136 Member

  • Students : 155
  • Staff(Teaching & Non- Teaching): 99

Privileges of Borrowers:

No. of books eligible to borrowers

Staff : 2 books Loan period 30 days

Students : 2 books Loan period 10 days

Library Utilization average per month

Number of Staff Visiting : 446

Number of Students Visiting : 96

Number of book issued to staff : 20

Number of book issued to students : 100

Number of copies Xeroxed : 18,952

Number of reference queries : 48

Number of users browsing the Internet : 225

Information download from the Internet : 1,77,507.105MB

Faculty Details

Dr. P. Selvaraj Professor and Head, , Officer In-charge Library |

Tmt.M.Renukadevi, Assistant Librarian | | Mobile: +91-9043615878

Contact detail

Officer in charge

Professor and Head,


Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu 614 625.,

Phone : 04372-234016

Email :