The book collection of Roja Muthiah Research Library is now at your fingertips!

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  • Reference Services

    The OPAC system in the A. K. Ramanujam Reading Room is available to scholars searching for information and also for printing. A nominal charge is levied for printing services.


  • Documentation

    RMRL has been documenting all available and accessible Tamil resources including the RMRL collection. MARC21 format is used for cataloguing.


  • Preservation

    A crucial element of RMRL’s vision is the preservation of its collection for posterity. One of the main aspects that RMRL concentrates on is preserving existing material in alternate formats, for which the library has acquired specialized equipment.



RMRL has a vast collection that reflects Tamil print heritage and culture. Spanning a period of 200 years, the collection of more than 3,00,000 items comprising of books, journals, newspapers, printed ephemera and audio records. The earliest title is a book ‘Akkiyanam’ (அக்கியானம்) published in 1713.



Showcasing Tamil heritage through lectures, exhibitions, , seminars.