Central Library

RGNIYD Central Library was inception in 1999. It is specialized library for social science and youth development with a rich collection of books, journals and Institutional publications. It is entirely devoted to the needs of the Academic, Training and Research in RGNIYD community and General Public. Basic aim is to be profound in generating elevated values, enriching academic excellence and aiding in high quality research work that matches global benchmarks. It consists of well-established three floor Library building with basement as a Research Area.


Central Library is supported by more than 32000 books, e-journals, Print journals and Magazines, Dissertation, Audio-Visuals, Newspapers in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Regional Language, Online Databases, Back-volumes of Periodicals and Institutional Publications. Impressive collections in Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Youth Studies, Gender Studies, Local Governance,  Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Rural and Urban Development, Demography, Economics, Education and Environmental Studies etc. It is well equipped with modern RFID facilities and services with a seating capacity of 300 users at a time. 


Central Library has separate sections for Reference books (Encyclopeadia, Handbooks, Dictionary & General), Competitive Examination Section, Hindi Section, Tamil Section, Dissertation Section, General Stack etc. The Library routine services have been fully automated and user friendly library management software “Koha” (Open Source Software) is using. Centralized Air Condition and Wi-Fi facilities are enabled in the library premises.


For Circulation of documents “Self Service Kiosk” has been implemented to adapt with the technological advancement, which enables users to Check-Out (Issue) and renew books by themselves (RFID staff station), EAS security gate and a book drop box (Check-in Service). Installation of the CCTV at the Central Library has immensely facilitated effective surveillance of all important locations of the Library. The Central Library has friendly, service oriented and user focused library staffs.



  • To satisfy the information needs of users.
  • Strengthen the role of faculties.
  • To publicize the library facilities and services.
  • To store, retrieve and disseminate information
  • To develop different tools and methods to maximize the use of library by the users


Working Hours   


Monday to Friday


09.00 AM to 12.00 AM



9.30 AM to 12.00 AM (For reference only)

Institute Holidays/Sundays



Exam Weeks


08.00 AM to 12.00 AM

Circulation Counter Timing


09.30 AM to 05.45 PM (Working days only)



Central Library

Library cum Documentation Officer
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
Sriperumbudur- 602105.
Ph: 044-27163127 Extn: 173
E-mail: library@rgniyd.gov.in