About Us


The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an Institute of National Importance. Recently, IIT Madras has celebrated 45th Institute day on 15-04-2004. The Central Library also started functioning from the year 1959 from the Department of Civil Engineering, in 1965 the Central Library shifted to Independent Building infront of Institute Main Guest House.

In view of latest development and future needs, the Institute decided to build Millennium Library Building with state-of-the-art facilities infont of Administrative Building. The first phase of Millennium Library Building was inaugurated by then Director Prof. R. Natarajan on 07th July 2000 and the Second Phase of Millennium Library Building was inaugurated by our former Director, Prof. M.S.Ananth on 07th January 2004. Digital Knowledge Center - a unique facility with 101 computer systems facilitating access to large number of e-resources on Level-II of the Central Library was also inaugurated by our Former Director Prof. M.S.Ananth on 30-06-2004. Prof. M.S. Ananth, Former Director, inaugrated Children's Library Corner on 10-10-2005.

The Central LIbrary has also implemented Integrated RFID Technology, Smart Card, ISO-9001:2015 Standards, Contactless Smart Card Enabled Access Control System, Virtual Reference Desk, Electronic Book Drop System, Auto Check in and Check out Systems, Z39.50, Web Portal, Research Carrels, Media Resource Center with 220 seating capacity, Students Discussion Hall, Automatic Bindery and world-class facilities, services, multi format resources.


  • Sri. P.S. Srinivasan (1959-1965)

    Sri. V.S. Nazir Ahmed(1965-1989)

    Sri. M.N. Seetharaman (1989-1992)

    Dr. V. Sivaramankrishan (1992-1995)

    Dr. Harish Chandra (1995-2014)

    Dr. Mahendra N. Jadhav (2014..)

Quality Policy

To translate the quality policy of the institute, the Central Library is committed to meet the customoers expectation by implementing and maintaining excllence in library systems, procedures and services through :

  • Providing value added services that continuelly meets the stake - holders requirements with formal means of addressing and resolving customer needs in time.
  • Developing a team oriented work environment that encourages continous quality mprovement and effective staff user interface to ensure continous improvement in library services and products.

Working Hours

(Revised timings effective from 8th Nov. 2004)
Monday to Friday Sat, Sun
Study/ Ref. 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Issue-Ret. 08:30 AM - 08:30 PM 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Enquiries 08:00 AM - 11:30 PM 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Stacks 08:00 AM - 12:00 AM 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

InterLibrary Loan

The books / journals not available in the collections, are arranged by the Central Library on request from external sources under resource sharing arrangements.
For details contact libdds@iitm.ac.in

Telephone Numbers

Librarian +91-44-22574951
Librarian office +91-44-22574952
Deputy Librarian (Library Administration, Book Acquisiton and Processing Section, Smart card Section etc. ) +91-44-22574954
Assistant Librarian -I (Circulation Section, Journlas, Book Bank & Back Volumes Maintenance ) +91-44-22574953
Enquiries +91-44-22575950
Book Bank +91-44-22575955
Books Acquisition +91-44-22575951
Processing Section +91-44-22575961
Library Office +91-44-22574950
Security Desk +91-44-22575963
Periodicals +91-44-22575960
Have Problems, Questions, Comments? Send email to librarian@iitm.ac.in



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