Rare Books

Rare books

  1. The Holy Cross College library is one of the well-equipped and updated libraries in the central region of Tamil Nadu.  

  2. It was started in the year 1923 and currently it has 1252 rare books and a few that are printed as early as 1840.  

  3. The rare book collection includes Literature books   in Tamil and English, History,  Economics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Ethics.


  • The Department of History has a museum which contains a collection of Palm Leaf Manuscripts preserved and displayed for the education of the students. 

  • The Department of Zoology has a museum which houses around 376 specimens spanning the entire animal kingdom, from invertebrates to vertebrates. 

Other Knowledge Resources

  1. There are a total of 1, 30,622 books available along with 148 periodicals and a plethora of e-resources such as DELNET, NLIST, Web of Science and IGI global.

  2. Back volumes, dissertations and old magazines and journals form the Archives library.

  3. Holy Cross College library is the institutional member of National Digital Library (NDL), NPTEL (Local Chapter). Courses are offered to students and staff through SWAYAM and NPTEL.

  4. Bookshare is an online accessible library for people with print disabilities. Holy Cross College is a member of this online library. The Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software to enable use by visually challenged and print disability students.

  5. Innovation Corner: Innovation Corner is a new initiative aimed at sharing, and brainstorming new ideas and innovative projects by staff and research scholars. Innovation Corner – an inspiring space in the college library stimulates thinking and networking culminating in new initiatives.