The Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu Library plays a vital role in the collection, development and dissemination of Veterinary Science information to meet the present and future needs of the Institute. The Library was established in the year 2012. It started with a small collection of books mainly transferred from Madras Veterinary College, Chennai and Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, besides accumulating the vast collection of literature on Veterinary Science by its own purchase. The Library is open on weekdays from 09.00 a.m to 08.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 10.00 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. on Saturdays. The library has a rich collection of books and journals in the field of Veterinary Science. Facilities are also provided to students and faculty for access to internet and online journals. The main objective of the Library is to support the educational and research programs of the Veterinary College and Research Institute by providing access to information consistent with the present and anticipated educational and research functions of this institute.

Library Committee

The Library Committee consists of the Dean, Professor and Head of various faculties of the College and Assistant Librarian. The Dean is the Chairman of the Library Committee and Officer-in-charge of the Library is Convenor of the Library Committee.

  • Collection development of books, periodicals, magazines, CD-ROMs
  • Implementing the modernization of the library to serve the needs of the users. The Library Committee meeting is being organized every three months to develop and improve the entire Library activities.

Library Services:

  • Document lending
  • Reference
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Selective Dissemination of Information
  • Reprography
    • Photocopying
    • Printing
    • Scanning
  • Resource sharing through:
    • Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA)
  • Information download from Online sources for the benefit of Library users
  • Online Document Delivery Service (DDS).


Collection development
Books : 994 Volumes
Indian Journals : 15
Magazine (Tamil & English) : 15
Veterinary CD ROMs : 35

Reprographic Facilities
Only one photocopier is available to the Library users at nominal charges for the use of students and staff.
Browsing Facility
Broadband facility is provided to the staff and students of this College at free of cost through 5 computer port.
Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA)
Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA), an online journal consortium funded under NAIP of ICAR. CeRA provides access to about 2,800+ online journals covering various disciplines of agricultural sciences including veterinary and animal sciences.
Library Membership
The Library has an institutional base of 136 Member

  • Students : 80
  • Staff : 56

Privileges of Borrowers:
No. of books eligible to borrowers
Staff : 2 books Loan period 30 days
Students : 2 books Loan period 10 days

Library Utilization average per month
Number of Staff Visiting : 190
Number of Students Visiting : 566
Number of book issued to staff : 25
Number of book issued to students : 171
Number of copies Xeroxed : 26,915
Number of reference queries : 48
Number of users browsing the Internet : 165
Information download from the Internet : 1802.053MB

Dr.N.Jeyathilakan,Ph.D, Professor and Head, Officer In-charge Library | | mobile 9444695645
Selvi.M.Renuka devi, Assistant Librarian | | mobile 9043615878

Contact detail
Officer in charge
Professor and Head,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu 614 625.