A digital archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the intellectual output of BDU.
A glance at the list of printed journals we subscribe to.
A portal to view the research output of numerous researchers of Bharathidasan University, their collaborations and countless more.
A Digital repository of BDU's biodiversity
About the University Library
Explore the Heart of Bharathidasan University
The University Library is the heart of any University. The Bharathidasan University Library was established in February 1982. The present magnificent library building started functioning on 29th May 1997 with a carpet area of 6215.56 sq. meters. The library accommodates sections such as Stack, Reference, Circulation, Periodicals, Technical, Digital Library, Audio Visual Centre and Reprography.
At present, the Library has about 95,000 volumes of books and back volumes in its stack, and subscribes to about 227 current journals at national and international level as print copies to cover a wide range of subjects to facilitate users to access current academic and research literature. It also has online access to more than 10000 journals in full text, and a few databases of abstracting and indexing journals, in addition to 8500 Springer E-books on various subjects with perpetual access to enhance the quality of teaching and research activities. The library provides many convenient and modern services using ICT to its users both on demand and in anticipation onsite and remote. The Library is automated using RFID system and Library Automation System such as Koha. The friendly environment in the library and its staff ensure learning to its maximum potential. The library has nine professional staff and six ministerial and support staff to execute the entire library operations. The library caters to the information requirements of all the departments, schools, centres and other units of the university campus.
The Garden Library
Imagine sitting under the shades of numerous tress and enjoying the fresh air of nature with a blend of sunshine in a cool lawn. Now imagine holding your favourite book and digesting it while present there. Amidst a small garden in front of our Library is the clean and eco-friendly Garden Library strategically placed to enjoy the warmth of natural light during winters and relish the pleasant air during summers. This well-planned green library is an initiative towards our library going green and sustainable.
Cozy and welcoming, our garden library is an escape from all stress and strain into a peaceful place of study. This green arena is a place that not all libraries would offer.
Thesis and Dissertations
National & International Journals
CDs and DVDs
Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, Father of Library Science in India
"Library is the heart of educational institutions. Well-functioning heart keeps the body healthy and lively. Efficient Library creates healthy educational atmosphere."