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RARE BOOKS


Rare Books


RARE BOOKS


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

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

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

MUSEUM


   - 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


   - 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.

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

   - 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.

   - 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.

   - 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.