Spread over 24,200 Sq.Ft, the library at PSG CAS is well stocked with over 1.37 lakhs of Books, 300 periodicals and various subscribed E-resources.
PSG College of Arts & Science was established with the dawn of the country's independence under the PSG & Sons Charities Trust on 11.08.1947 to fulfill the visionary words of the Founder Trustee Shri. P.S. Govindaswamy Naidu: "To serve the society through developing education and by uplifting the needy and poor". The library came into existence along with the establishment of the college. With the recurring grants from the Government, generous contribution from the Management and UGC, the library has been steadily and systematically forming into well-equipped entity. The library had been functioning on the first floor of the College Administration Building till the year 1970. In the year 1971, the Management dedicated a separate Library Building with two floors, to collect, organise and disseminate information and also to provide quality library service to its users effectively and efficiently.
Management has constructed an additional building and now, the library built up area is 24,200 Sq.ft with a seating capacity of 400 readers. It is well stocked, and presently has a collection of over 1,37,500 volumes on different subjects. Latest publications in the fields of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Business Studies, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences are continuously added to the collection to equip students with a wide range of academic materials. The library also subscribes about 300 journals of national and international repute. All prominent national dailies are also subscribed in the library. The college library is fully automated and a full-fledged online service is provided to its users. The library also has a Wi-Fi facility.
The library provides access to diverse print and e-resources which in turn helps in establishing quality service, enhancing research in all spheres.
The library aims to nurture intellectual inquisitiveness among the socio-cultural milieu of students and staff in order to develop a sense of social and academic solidarity.
DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.
DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries.It has already created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Periodicals,CD-ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists, Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu Manuscripts' Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations, sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is growing rapidly.