About Library


To acquire, organize, preserve, and manage information resources in order to support, facilitate and develop effective teaching, learning and research activities.


Provide access to traditional and digital information resources through comprehensive and diverse information services.

About the Library

Welcome to General Library of Government Arts College, Ariyalur. General Library, which is one of the major central support service of GAC, Ariyalur. The General Library is housed in a separate two-storied building with a carpet area of 4000 Sq.ft It strives to connect outstanding faculty and brilliant students to the knowledge and state of art of their disciplines. As face is the index of a person, so is the library for an institution.

To provide access to global knowledge, the General library has a collection of over 50,000 volumes of Indian and foreign books in their latest edition and subscribe to more than 3828 UGC- N-LIST Journals and e-books. The library also holds rich collections of Tamil books, General Books and has good collection of competitive exam books.

The Library has been computerized with LipsiNet Software (Library Information Processing System) for regular transactions of library activities. The systems are connected in LAN to access the OPAC within the library. Each year, on an average 600 volumes, are added to the collection. Library also holds few collections of rare books.

Apart from the General Library, each department has a separate library in their respective departments to access books and other materials for their informational need.

All students, faculty members and employees of the GAC, Ariyalur are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership. The Library follows open access system.