General Library

Queen Marys' college General Library caters to the needs of the students, scholars, teaching and non teaching staff. In 1914, the library opened its doors with 700 volumes of books. Now, it contains 100592 numbers of books, which is a really good selection. Bar-coding technology and Library Management Software are used to fully automate it. Since the QMC General Library adheres to the Open Access System, its members are granted immediate access to the Stack and Reference book shelves. In the best interest of all library patrons, it is crucial that every book stays on the shelf in its designated location. The structure housing the Digital Library was built in 2014. It has INFLIBNET-N-LIST membership, giving it access to 3135000 e-books and 6000 e-journals. There is Wi-Fi available at the library.

The QMC library is made up of a General Library, a Digital Library, 25 Departmental Libraries, and a Resource Center for Students with Visual Impairments.

The library is fully furnished with all contemporary amenities and materials (both print and electronic), including CDROMs, DVD-ROMs, video cassettes, books, periodicals, and more. In order to offer various digital modes of library services, it has also constructed a fully functional digital library outfitted with the appropriate contemporary technology. The library is providing a user friendly environment.

Eco-friendly Conservation of Books

The Library uses sweet flag, neem leaf, and peppercorn powder as part of its herbal pest management regimen.

Program for Library Orientation

Immediately following enrollment, every student is expected to attend an orientation programme called "Know Your Library."


A total of 100592 items, including books, serials, non-book materials, etc., are in the library's collection.
Tamil literature, English literature, Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, French, Urdu, history, economics, sociology, commerce, music, home science, physical education, computer science, ethics and motivation, fiction, books for competitive examinations, general knowledge books, etc. are all represented in the library's collection.
The Library has subscriptions to 5 newspapers and 16 magazines.

Acquisition and Technical Section

The A&T division is responsible for processing books, ordering books, acquiring books, classifying, indexing, and compiling requirements from the departments in a methodical manner.

Circulation Section

This section is responsible for membership registration, book issuance and receipt, dues collection, and certification of no dues.

Reading Section

In addition to general reference materials like dictionaries, encyclopaedias, yearbooks, directories, gazetteers, handbooks, and manuals, the reference department also includes books on specific subjects, books for competitive exams, and books on career development and personality development. The books are primarily intended for use as internal academic references. Additionally, a separate library is kept with books for civil service exams and publications geared toward research.