History: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was esInaugaration of First Phase of Millennium Library Buildingtablished 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-9001:2000 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 200 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 (i/c) 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

  1. providing value added services that continuelly meets the stake - holders requirements with formal means of addressing and resolving customer needs in time.
  2. 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.

List of CD-ROMs available at the Circulaiton Desk

List of Video Cassettes

Key Facts

Working Hours (Revised timings effective from 8th Nov. 2004)

Millenium Library
Monday to Friday
Sat, Sun & Inst. holidays
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
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 are 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 +914422574951
Librarian office +914422574952
Deputy Librarian (Library Automation (VTLS, RFID) Journal Information Section ) +914422574962
Assistant Librarian (Library Administration, Circualtion, Library & Stack Maintenece etc. ) +914422574953
Enquiries +914422575950
Book Bank +914422575955
Books Acquisition +914422575951
Processing Section +914422575961
Library Office +914422574950
Security Desk +914422575963
Periodicals +914422575960

Have Problems, Questions, Comments? Send email to librarian@iitm.ac.in