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About the Library

The Recognition of importance of Public Library .It is laying the foundation stone by Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru. M. Pakthavachalam. B.A. B.L., on October 3rd 1965. The Library is opened by Hon’ ble Thiru. R. Neduncheliyan in 12.04.1970.

BUILDINGS The District Library Has a Own Building.It has two Floors.Book Section AND Reading Sections are in Ground Floor. Children Section AND Reference Sections are in First Floor , New Book Section is functioning at Second Floor.
The District Central Library is Locating in the heart of the city .We have 117 Patrons.This district Library Building is Constructed in 4699 square feets in area.
Designed by P.M. Abdul Jaffar. B.E., Asst Engineer. To construct ground floor is Reading section and Lending section. Frist floor is Children’s Library and Reference section. Second floor is New book section.

Periodical Section

This section can accommodate 60 readers at a time. This section is well furnished to accommodate the users. Tamil and English daily papers and Tamil and English magazines are available in this section. This section is working for twelve hours a day between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. Students from nearby schools and colleges are also making use of this section.

Reference Section

The reference section is functioning at the first floor of the library building. This section has been well utilized by the members who are preparing for the competition examination, and higher studies. To avoid the non serious readers and usage to the needy the entry to the section is limited only to the members. The users can sit and prepare for their higher studies of competitive examinations. Very more valuable books and costly books are available in this section. As the books are very costly and used by many, these are maintained as reference books only and the members are not allowed to take the book out of this section. This section is updated with very latest books and editions for the effective use of the members, one can proudly say many technical and medical books are available here which are not even available in universities and colleges.


@ Any person who has attained the age of 14 and has the ability to read could be a member of the library. The members must be the resident of the Corporation limit. To be a member of the library one should get the application from the librarian, duly signed by a gazetted Officer and guarantee signature either from the Corporation members or a valuable person. A person has to pay Rs.20/- as caution deposit and Rs.10/- as yearly subscription for getting membership.

Number of BooksDepositAnnual SubscriptionTotal Amount
One Rs 20 Rs 10 Rs 30
Two Rs 40 Rs 10 Rs 50
There Rs 50 Rs 10 Rs 60

Working Hours

Madurai District Central Library serves the public daily from 8.00A.M. to 8.00P.M. with out any break throughout the year. The library is closed on three National holidays and selected festival holidays a year. i.e. Pongal, Pooja Holidays, Deepavali and Christmas.

Reader's Forum

Monthly members’ meeting is being held. Often poets, honourable ministers, great orators and they public are participating in these meetings. The library is conducting competition for the school student and by distributing prizes and certificates. They are encouraged.

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