POTTI SREERAMULU TELUGU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: A PROFILE
Located in a prime central place and housed in Telugu Bhavanam Complex at Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad, the Telugu University Library established in the year 1985, has been serving its readers for more than three decades. Right from its inception, the University has two campus libraries one at Srisailam and the other at Rajahmundry and also a branch library at Lalithakala kshetram Nampally, Hyderabad.
The establishment of Telugu University, on December 2, 1985, is a historic event, which marks the realization of long cherished desire of the Telugu speaking people over decades by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao by adopting a Bill unanimously in the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly. It is also unique that the Telugu University is the second of its kind in the country to promote the language and culture of Telugu people.
Collection: The Central Library caters to the needs of the academic and research community of the University as an information support system to meet its main objectives. Keeping the University objectives in view, the Central Library has equipped with rich resources, comprising of about one lakh books. Out of which, 58,996 Telugu; 38,235 English; and the remaining are nearly 5000 other Indian languages books are shelved; The Library also prepared back volumes of journals as bounded volumes for the reference purpose. The library subscribes about 52 Periodicals and popular magazines ,16 news papers in Telugu and English from Indian publishers. In addition, the library has acquire rare and unique collection of palm leaves, Mackenzie manuscripts, letters of C.P.Brown, microfilms of Telugu dailies (Krishna Patrika for 40 years1902-1942 and Andhra Patrika for 26 years 1914-1940. The Library has a valuable collection of books received by donation/ purchase of personal collections of elite and scholarly people. As a policy of collection development, the Library procures all qualitative books published in and on Telugu language so that there shall not be any dent in the Telugu collection as Centre for Excellence in Telugu language development and promotion.
Working days and working hours: Library is kept open throughout the year except national holidays and festivals. It is kept open 8 AM to 8PM on all working days; 8AM to 11PM during examinations period and 8 AM to 2 PM on all public holidays.
Sections of the Library:The Library is well organized in to 5 deferent sections according to house keeping operations of University level library i.e. Acquisition section, Technical section, Stack area, Periodical section, computerization and digitization section for its regular activity of library.
Computerisation: All the books in the library is computerized with its bibliographical details and OPAC and automated bibliographical service including circulation and books lending etc. are offerd for its clienteles. The Library sections are computerized through New Gen Lib International software.
Digitization: The Library is digitized nearly about 14000 old and rare Books and journals which will not come under copy right act under Digital Library of India Project (DLI). All the digitized documents are being uploaded to D-Space Digital Library software. The digitized documents will be made available for open access shortly.