About the Directorate

About the Directorate

Public Libraries were opened in Tamil Nadu as per the “Tamil Nadu Public Libraries Act, 1948”. The Directorate of Public Libraries was formed in 1972 in order to improve the library services.

The following libraries are functioning in the State under the control of the Directorate of Public Libraries.

1 Connemara Public Library 1
2 Anna Centenary Library 1
3 District Central Libraries 32
4 Branch Libraries 1926
5 Mobile Libraries 14
6 Village Libraries 1914
7 Part-Time Libraries 715
  Total      4603

This apart, libraries have been functioning at places such as hospitals, prisons and passport offices to cater to the needs of the users.