The Central Library and Learning Resource Centre of CKCET is situated in A Block on the first floor, Room No. 108. The library provides its services in a spacious area totalling 242.95 square meters. It includes a generously sized reading room and a reference section for its users. The library’s collections encompass a diverse range of materials, including books, periodicals, magazines, and project reports in print format. Keeping pace with modern library trends, it boasts a vital collection of e-literature, including e-journals and e-books, subscribed to with leading publishers.

The Central Library and Learning Resource Centre are fully automated, equipped with a comprehensive Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS). The system handles the issue and return services for documents to its members, and transactions are authenticated through email. The library operates on an open access system, with user accession entries recorded in real-time through the ILMS.

Working Hours


Working Saturday

Saturday (Holiday)& Sunday

8.00am to 6.30pm

8.00am to 6.30pm

10.00am to 2.00pm

(Library is closed on all declared holidays)

Library Membership

Library membership is open to all the students, research scholars, faculty and staff.

e-Gate Registry

Biometric Facial recognition method is used for library users and visitors to record their entry and exit. Problems arising out of users not bringing their identity card has been eliminated by their biometric facial recognition method.This method was also speeded up the process and has facilitated quick services.

This section records user arrivals, issues, and returns of library materials. It utilizes the Library ILMS tool to control the circulation section documents, serving as a cornerstone component of the library. The registered volume of transactions in this section reflects the robustness and effectiveness of its services to users.

  • Books will be issued only on the production of a valid user ID card.
  • Borrowed books from the library are to be returned within 14 working days. One renewal is eligible for borrowed books if there are no reservations.
  • Before leaving the issue counter, the borrower of the book must make sure that the physical condition of the material is good and page numbers are intact. If not, they should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the library issue counter staff. Otherwise, the borrower is liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the Librarian.
  • Students and staff who have borrowed books must return them when called by the librarian.
  • Books must be physically presented for renewal.
  • For the late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per the rules in force.
  • Repeated failure to return books on time may lead to the denial of borrowing facility.
  • The borrower is responsible for the loss of borrowed materials.
  • Based on demand-driven, current journals are allowed to be lent for two days alone.

The pivotal element of CKCET’s main library is the digital library, which operates with 25 computers housing a wealth of e-materials. This collection is exclusively dedicated to e-books and e-journals, accessible within the premises, and seamlessly linked to freely available external sources of engineering sources.

Digital library users receive guidance and recommendations to explore open-access e-journals, enhancing their access to valuable resources for project work and research-related endeavors. The integration of technology not only expands the breadth of available materials but also fosters a dynamic and resourceful environment for academic exploration.

(Electronic resource access purpose, 25 <> systems are available in the Digital Library section. Educational, research and development purpose, users can fully access this facility.

Non-book materials such as CDs and DVD acquired / supplied along with the text / reference books / magazines are also kept in this section.)


Textbook Section:

The Textbook Section caters to the academic needs of engineering and MBA students across diverse divisions. This collection is entirely devoted to providing essential resources aligned with the regulations and syllabus of examinations. From fundamental principles to advanced topics, our carefully curated textbooks aim to support students in comprehending and mastering the intricacies of their respective engineering disciplines.

Journal Section:

In the realm of research and academic education, primary literature holds greater significance than secondary literature. Given the evolving landscape, the pace of knowledge production and access to primary literature are becoming increasingly crucial. The central library is dedicated to providing access to national and international journals, ensuring a wealth of primary resources for scholars and researchers. With this understanding, the Central Library has subscribed to 96 journals for the users to utilize.

Reference Section:

The reference section houses highly valuable resources crucial for providing reference services in the library. This section includes dictionaries, manuals, encyclopedias, handbooks, code books, and standards, all of which contribute to the diverse and comprehensive collection at CKCET Central Library. This carefully curated selection ensures that students and researchers have access to a wide array of authoritative references to support their academic pursuits and inquiries.                                            

Competitive Exam Books:

These books are dynamic in nature, encompassing not only current affairs but also a diverse collection of resources for various competitive examinations. The subjects covered include Aptitude, GATE, Banking, UPSC, JEE, and logical reasoning. These resources are issued to users on specific dates and for a designated period, ensuring timely access to valuable materials to aid in their exam preparations.

The Win@Life Books section:

The “Win@Life Books" section has been launched with the aim of fostering self-confidence, self-improvement, and self-development among students. This dedicated collection primarily focuses on motivational and moral stories and extends to include scientific novels. Our goal is to inspire and empower students on their journey towards personal growth and success. Through a diverse range of literature, we aspire to provide valuable insights and encouragement, promoting a holistic approach to learning and development.

E-Journals, E-Books, e-Question Bank, and other e-literature access are enabled for library users through this web address Users use their registered e-mail ID to log in for literature use.

The Central Library of CKCET maintains an institutional membership with DELNET (Developing Library Networks), New Delhi. DELNET is a resourceful library networking organization that plays a pivotal role in providing research and academic literature to its member libraries. Specifically, it lends its resources through web-based access to e-books, e-journals, consortium-based databases, and plagiarism-checking software.

From DELNET Services:

  • E-Journals
  • E-Books

Knimbus Platform an Online Database:

The digital library of CKCET facilities offsite learning and research from everywhere, anytime, to all the stakeholders with the KNIMBUS mlibrary platform. This KNIMBUS mlibrary platform enables users to access all digital collections with one login. To highlight, around 7884 e-journals and 7694 e-books are made available for ready access for all the users. In addition, open-access e-learning videos are readily available on the mLibrary platform.

The Librarian
Central Library and Learning Resource Centre
CK College of Engineering and Technology
Cuddalore – 607 003

The project reports submitted by students are stored in the library for the purpose of literature reviews by current students in relevant courses. These reports serve as reference documents and are not permitted to be taken outside the library premises.

Previous-year university question paper archives are available for open access through the Web OPAC (College Library Link). The library provides a printing service for taking printouts of library contents. By default, the printing is in black and white, with a cost of Rs. 1 per page. This service is facilitated by the availability of Brother DCP-B7500D printers in the library, which patrons can use for their printing needs.

  • Users are requested to deposit their bags/belongings at the personal belongings counter installed at library.
  • Files, Folders, personal books, books already borrowed should be kept in the personal      belongings counter provided at the entrance. These should not be taken into the library.
  • Users are required to observe silence inside the library.
  • Library users are required to switch off their mobile phones; the usage of cell phones is    banned inside the library.
  • Students / Faculties arrival entry is recorded through the scanning of ID card in which the Card Reader Machine is placed at the entrance.
  • Books removed from the shelves for reading should be returned to their correct place. If the user cannot find the right place on the shelf, the book should be returned to the counter or left on the reading tables after use.
  • The librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff, or behaving in an indecent manner.
  • No library materials can be taken out of the library without proper entry and permission.
  • Library books (print) or electronic mediums are costly and often rare, they are the benefit of not only the present but also the future member of the library, and therefore the readers should not mark, underline, write upon, tear pages or damages the library materials.

This service handles the photocopying of materials with a limited number of pages in a book or journal. Users can easily obtain copies of essential research materials and articles. The service charge is collected per page, as fixed by the library management committee. Printout services for articles, diagrams, photos, and maps are available under the reprographic service. For reprographic purposes, a photocopying machine, printer, and scanner are installed in the library.

  • Photocopies are allowed for users on required articles as per the rules.
  • Photocopying is allowed for a maximum of 10 pages in a book.

To facilitate efficient and user-friendly searches for the library’s resources, the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) module has been installed. Through the OPAC, library users can easily locate materials available in the library. This module offers multiple search options to users, including author, editor, title, publishers, and keywords, making it convenient for users to find specific items in the library’s collection.

Additionally, the OPAC provides detailed information about each item, such as availability status, location within the library, and relevant details, for users to make informed decisions about borrowing or accessing the materials they need. This enhances the overall user experience and promotes effective utilization of the library’s resources.