Roja Muthiah Research Library

Donate & Support

The journey of RMRL over the last 30 years has been made possible by the support of several institutional grants, philanthropists, Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, and donations of individuals.
This is an appeal to support RMRL.

RMRL has an impressive collection of 500,000 books and documents, making it a global model for scholars who want to gain insights into the development of Tamil print and audio-visual culture. We invite you to join us in our endeavour to build a centre that fosters innovation and capacity building and becomes a valuable resource for exploring the long and layered journey of Tamil.

3-Ways to Support

Adopt a

Choose a book of interest listed in our catalogue, and help us digitise it.

Donate towards
Building Fund

Be a part of the project to build an integrated Tamil Knowledge Campus

Support for
Other Causes

Donate books or funds for other activities of the Library.

How to Adopt a Book

Choose a Book

FOR 1 ADOPTION - RS. 5000/-

  • Choose a book(s) from our catalogue or from a rare list of books enlisted in the website.
  • You could also search for a book of your choice.
  • Register your choice and you will be prompted to pay.
Pay and


  • Pay using a preferred payment method.
  • Payment confirmation and the adoption acknowledgement will be sent to you via email.
Save the book


  • The adopted book will be digitised and conserved using the latest technology.
  • Your name will be added to the online catalogue which can be viewed by anyone around the world.
  • By adopting a book you contribute your mite to digitising the book and physically conserving it using internationally accepted methods such as de-acidifying and strengthening it using the Japanese tissue paper. The book will be enclosed in a non-acidic paper jacket.
  • Financial contributions are exempt from income tax under section 80G of the IT Act. RMRL’s annual report will acknowledge your contribution.

Other Areas of Support

RMRL is working in several areas that need your support. You can donate books from your collection to the library. You may also extend financial support to RMRL’s activities such as organising exhibitions, seminars, lectures, preserving material and purchasing equipment.

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Our Project Grants, Sponsors & Donors

Project Grants:
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation via The Association of Research Libraries, 1996
  • University of Chicago Women’s Board, 1996 India Foundation for the Arts, 2001
  • Endangered Archives Program of the British Library, 2008, 2010,2016, 2021
  • Central Institute for Classical Tamil, Ministry of Human Resource Development, 2009, 2010,2012
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 2010
  • University of Chicago
  • Center for Research Libraries
  • Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, 2015
  • The Music Academy, 2017
  • Government of Tamil Nadu, 2020
  • Mrs. Mina Swaminathan (Corpus Fund)
  • Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan (Endowment Fund)
  • Mr. Duraiarasan (Endowment Fund)
  • Prof. M. Anandakrishnan (Endowment Fund)
  • Ms. Padmasini Kannan (Endowment Fund)
  • Students of Prof. V. Arasu (Endowment Fund)
  • A. M. M. Foundation (Corpus Fund)
  • Shriram Capital Limited (Corpus Fund)
  • Pari Washington Company Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (Corpus Fund)
  • GKD Charity Trust
  • Chatnath Trust
  • The Mrs Madhuram Narayanan Charitable Foundation
  • URC Group
Exhibition Sponsors
  • The Hindu
  • Sundaram Fasteners Limited
  • MR OR Umayal Achi, Mr. Arunachalam Trust
  • Chennai Willingdon Corporate Foundation
  • Government of Tamil Nadu