Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women(Autonomous) maintains an exceptionally rich library in a combination of Departmental Libraries and Central library for the College. 

DSCASW Library Service provides:

  • Stack & depository Services – Students have direct access to the stack, Text books in multiple copies and books in demand are also available, and rearrangement of stack is done daily.
  • Reference Service – more than 4268 valuable, essential and important reference books are stacked. The reference sections are also divided into projects, back volume, department wise costly books, dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Reading halls - There are two reading halls in the central Library. One is in the Research Journal section, another one is in reference section. In this sections have two air-conditioned reading halls with 240 seating capacities
  • Digital Library – There are 10 workstations in the digital section. They provide access to Digital Library. The Digital Library provides access to:
    • OPAC Electronic resources, Library Catalogue / OPAC services
    • Bibliographic Compilation Service
    • Internet services with Laptop internet connection service
    • E-Journals - UGC Info-net e-Journal Access (more than 6000 e-Journals)
    • DELNET Membership
    • CD/DVD for more than 500 Journal and 1000 eBook
    • PC access and Printing
  • External Collaborations for library facilities
    • The institutional membership in St. Joseph College, Trichy
    • The Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Institutional Membership

History of Library Evolution at DSCASW 

SNo Year Details
1 1996 Library was established at the time of College inception in a 1000 Sq. Ft. Area
2 1999 Library card system introduced
3 2000 Library Books are classified using 21st Edition of Dewey Decimal Classification
4 2003 Library shifted to Air-conditioned area of 2500 Sq. Ft. in the Ground Floor
5 2003 Computer bibliographical data entry introduced
6 2004 OPAC   introduced
7 2005 Book Bank Scheme introduced
8 2005 Library Books Bar-Coded
9 2006 Library shifted from 2500 Sq. Ft. area to 10000 Sq. Ft. area
inaugurated by Perambalur District Collector Mr. Anil Mesh ram
10 2006 Reprographic Service introduced
11 2006 Library Members ID card System Introduced
12 2006 Bar-Coded Gate Entry introduced
13 2006 Bar-Coded Circulation introduced
14 2006 Internet Service introduced
15 2008 Journals are computerized
16 2008 Current Content Services are introduced
17 2009 Digital Library introduced
18 2009 Self-Service Machines are introduced

Library Timings 

WORKING DAYS 08.00 AM – 08.00 PM
SUNDAYS 09.00 AM – 01.00 PM


Reference Service 08.00 A.M to 08.00 P.M
Stack Access 09.00 A.M to 08.00 P.M
Circulation Service A) Issue counter          : 11.00 A.M to 02.00 P.M
B) Return Counter      : 12.00 P.M to 02.00 P.M
Reprographic Service 10.00 A.M to 05.00 P.M
Internet Service 10.00 A.M to 08.00 P.M
Digital Service 10.00 A.M to 08.00 P.M

Library Membership 

On Your first visit to the Library you will have to register for the Membership in Appropriate Grade

Students & Staff Members
Research Scholars
Short-Term Membership
Institutional Membership

Please remember that you will need to provide photo identification and proof of address for registration purpose. You will be provided with a membership card, which you must bring with you each time you visit to gain access to the library and also scan your Library ID card while entering and leaving the Library. The card is also used when you need to photocopy and print.