DST - Various International Programmes

Indo-Russion Joint Research (last date 15 Nov 2014)

Indo-Ukraine Joint Research (31 Oct 2014)

indo-Korea Joint Research (30 Sep 2014)

India - Israel Research Initiative (19 Dec 2014)

​Proposal DST - UKIERI Programme (Extended last date 30 Sep 2014)​

Indo - French Programme - ICST (30 Sep 2014)

Open Access E-Journals

1.Indian Academy of Science Journals
          2.NISCAIR Research Journals
3.MIT Open Courseware
4.Directory of Open Access Journals
5.National Digital Library (NDL)
6.National Science Digital Library
7.KHAN Academy
8.Electronic Resources for Mathameticians  Science
9.Springer Open Access Journals
10.Free On-line Chemistry journals
11.Wiley Open Access Journals
12.High Wire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text peer-reviewed content
13.Taylor & Francis Open Access Journals
14.International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
15.INSPIRE- HEP L iterature  Database 
16.Open Access Journals (various subjects)
17.NPTEL Audio & Video Course Materials
19.Scientific Research Publications
20.Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
21.National Preservation Office – NPO
22.Nature Proceedings – Preprint server for the Life Science community.
23.Nature Publishing Group – Open Access Journals
24.Nutrition Bytes – Free full text
25.OMICS Publishing Group – Open Access Journals
26.Open Access Library (OALIB) – Free Access to 263,388 Academic Articles
27.Open Science Directory – Developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library
28.Palgrave Macmillan – Open Access Journals
29.Physics related free access journals
30.PSI gate provides access to evaluated network based information services and resources in the physical sciences.
31.Public Library of Science – premier open-access journals in Biology and Medicine
32.Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed Open Access Journals
33.SAGE Open Subject Collections
34.Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – Worldwide dissemination of social science research.
35.Springer Open gives you free access in Science, Technology and Medicine.
36.The African Journal Archive
37.The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
38.University of Tennessee – Research Guides – Citation Formats and Style Manuals, Databases and other e-resources collection.
39.Wiley Open Access Journal

Subscribed e-Journals


Contact us

Dr. P Panneerselvam
B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology
G.S.T Road, Vandalur
Chennai – 600 048
Phone: 044-22759209

Seminar / Workshop

  • The university library has organized one-day seminar on ‘Information Requirements of Today’s Users’ on 12th November 2005 at university campus.

  • The university library has organized two-day workshop on ‘Digital Library initiatives using Dspace & GSDL’ during 16 – 17 March 2007 at university campus.

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International Conference
  • The Central Library has organized an International Conference on ‘Knowledge Networking in ICT Era’ (KNICT09) during January 22-24 2009, as a part of Silver Jubilee Celebrations.  Delegates from US, South Africa, New Zealand, France, Srilanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh and all parts of our country have been participated in the conference.
Photos : KNICT09

National Conference
  • A two day National Conference on 'Advancement Library and Information Science & Technology: Challenges and Opportunities (ALIST2015)' was conducted during 10 - 11 July 2015.
Photos : ALIST2015 
  • The Central Library organized two day National Conference on 'Open Source Integrated Library Systems' during 8 - 9 June 2012.

Book Exhibition


The Central Library conducts 'Annual Book Exhibition', regularly, which enable           Staff, Students and Research scholars to go through hundreds of titles of their           interest under one roof.


User friendly Online Public Access Catagloue (OPAC) is in place to know about the availability of the books, journals, magazines and other resources. Users can reserve them thru OPAC. 

OPAC can be accessed by the members  through a customer friendly system TCSiON.     

Merit Card

The Library issues one membership card to the topper of University exams (per student, per class), as a token of appreciation.  The student(s) can borrow book against this card in addition to their regular membership cards.

Wi-Fi Library

The Central Library is a Wi-Fi enabled place, where the staff & students can access subscribed and freely available online resources for their academic and research activities.

Value added Services

In order to meet the contemporary needs of library user, the library is offering following value added services:

Merit Card for the University toppers, per student per class

Remote Access to e-Resources

Current Awareness Service through Group mail, Facebook and WhatsApp

Organizing orientation programs for better understanding of library systems and services

Single Access Point for All e-Resources

Referral Service through Resource Sharing & Consortium

Established Research Zone, exclusively for research scholars with good
research ambiance, functioning 24/7

Shodhganga – Open Repository for PhD Theses

Conducts annual book exhibition, regularly

Photocopy, scanning and print-out facilities available

Member in various institutional libraries

Informative Library Portal

Effective Department Coordination

Member in National Digital Library

Functioning on Saturday & Sundays in addition to all working days

Institutional Membership for resource sharing

Organizing LIS Programmes in Regular Intervals

Facility to Check Plagiarism

Audio Visual Section

Audiovisual section of the university library consists of Audiocassettes, CD ROM diskettes and Videocassettes. The library collects the CD version of final year UG/PG student’s project reports to build the effective audiovisual section. The AV Section is having 29-inch colour television (Sony make), DVD player and 10 computer systems for effective and efficient utilization.


Open Access E-Books

The revolution, which took place in information and communication technology (ICT) has made a paradigm shift in the route to access library & information centres.  Realizing the importance of e-access and its advantages, the library has shifted its focus towards open access as well paid subscription to e-Books.
1. National Digital Library of India
2. PDF Drive
3. Pharmacy
4. Pharmacy 
5. Engineering
6. Engineering
7. Engineering
8. Business & Investing
9. Computers Science & Internet
10.Directory of Open access Books
11. e-Book Lobby containing collection of various subjects.
12. Engineering & Technology
13. ENVIS Bulletin “Telemetry in Wildlife Science”
14. Free Book Spot is an online source of free e-books download with        4485 Titles in various subjects
15. Free E-zine
16. Free Online Books 
17. Free Online Computer Science & programming Books
18. Free e-Books
19. Free Computer Books
20. Get Free EBooks
21. Gigapedia – more than 3,00,000 free e-books in various subjects
22. Globusz is a unique e-Publishing house, specializing in free e-Book       downloads
23.Gutenberg- more than 20,000 public domain books that are out of      copyright and also world’s greatest fiction available.
24.Health, Mind & Body
27. Know Free is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely       e-books, video training and other materials for educational                 purposes and self-practice
28. Law
29. Literature & Fiction
30. Many Books provides more than 20,000 e-books in various                 subjects
31. Mathematics
32. Medical Science
33. Memo Ware has a unique collection of thousands of documents  
34. Nonfiction35.Online Books for children36.Online Computer Books        contains details about free computer books
37. Online Free E-Books provides various subject e-books
38. Open Book Publishers – Publishing open access academic books in       the humanities and social sciences.
39. Outdoors & Nature40.Pure Science 
41. Religion & Spirituality
42. Read Print43.Scribed, the online document sharing site which             supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats.
44. Snip Files offers you free e-books and software
45. Science & Engineering books for free download
46. The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the         Web
47. The Public Library and Digital Archive
48. Topics like biography, fiction, games, history or tutorials etc.
49. Tourism & Travel
          50.   Eduinformer

Subscribed E-Books

The Central Library has purchased eBooks from Ocean Media.  Ocean Media reference e-books are world class publications of reference e-books on various subjects of Science, Technology, Medical, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Social Science, Art and Architecture, Humanities, Law, Defence, Security, World Affairs, Investigation, Arts and Vocational Education, Commerce, Business, Management and Economics… etc.

The eBooks can be accessed at  PrQuest eBooks (ebrary) 

Rules & Regulations

  • Silence to be maintained
  • No discussion permitted inside the library
  • Registration should be done to become a library member prior to using the library resources
  • No personal belongings allowed inside the library
  • Textbook, printed materials and issued books are not allowed to be taken inside the library
  • Using Cellular phones and audio instruments with or without speaker or headphone in strictly prohibited in the library premises
  • Enter your name and Sign in the register kept at the entrance counter before entering library
  • Show the books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately
  • Library borrowed cards are not transferable. The borrower is responsible for the book borrowedon his/her card.
  • Refreshment of any kind shall not be taken anywhere in the library premises.