About library
Mother Teresa Women’s University Library was started in 1984. The university library is virtually a “Mecca” for researchers in Women’s Studies. Its unique and rare collection of books. reports, and journals on women, makes the library for excellence and competence in Women’s Studies. The university Library maintains a comprehensive collection of volumes numbering 74903 and 3561 volumes of complementary books from various sources. The Thrust area of library is Women’s Studies pertaining to various disciplines. Membership is open to students, scholars, University Faculties and registered full time Scholars. The library is being equipped with INFLIBNET facilities wide reference and information. Documentation work has been carried out on Women related issues. NKN (National Knowledge Network) Lab facility with 1GB connectivity.

Library Collections

Total number of Books 74903
Reference books   46140
Text Books 28763
Back volumes   1000 (aprx)

To view the list of books available in the library , please click here

Library Services
The Library provides the following services

  • Wi-fi facility
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) for book search
  • INTERNET browsing facility for Staff and Students
  • e-Resources (more than 51000 e-journals ) from J-Gateplus through UGC-INFONET Consortium.
  • Question Bank for reference
  • Free online digital resources in library website.
  • Library Website
  • Institutional Repository
  • Newspaper  clipping service
  • Scanning and Printing service
  • Reprographic service
  • Document Delivery Service
  • Inter Library Loan 
  • Information Display Service
  • Referral Service
  • Member in INFLIBNET  (UGC-INFONET Consortium)
  • Member in TNDL (Tamil Nadu Networked Digital Library)
  • Separate room for specially challenged with ramp provision

Library Advisory Committee
Library Committee Members from June 2016 onwards.

Deputy Librarian and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
MTWU, Kodaikanal

Professor and Head,
Department of Tamil Studies
MTWU, Kodaikanal

3.Dr.C.Hilda Devi
Professor and Head,
Department of Sociology and Gandhian Studies
MTWU, Kodaikanal

Staff details


Staff Name



Dr.(Mrs).P. Sembianmadevi

Deputy Librarian and Head
Dept. of Library and Information Science,
Alumni - Coordinator



Dr.(Mrs).R. Kavitha

Assistant Professor Cum Assistant Librarian



Dr.(Mrs).M. Sharmila

Technical Assistant



Library Assistant



Library Assistant

Department / Extension Centre’s Libraries
  The Mother Teresa women’s University Library consist of four centre through out Tamil Nadu

  • Department / Extension Centre’s Libraries
  • Chennai Centre
  • Madurai Centre
  • Coimbatore Centre

Printed Journals                      : 60
National                                  : 42
International                            : 18
e-Journals(       : 51000 (apprx.)

Rules and Regulations

  • Entry is permitted with ID card only.
  • Users are requested not to bring their personal belongings inside the library and keep it in the property counter. In no case, the Library can be held responsible for any loss of articles kept inside the bags.
  • Use of edibles and mobile phones in the library is strictly prohibited.
  • Reference materials should not be taken outside from the library.
  • Overdue charged will be applicable for books returned after the due date.
  • If an issued book is lost / damaged, it is to be either replaced with latest edition.
  • Members are requested to make use of digital library only for online educational resources. Do not install or uninstall any program or service in any computer.
  • Strict silence, decorum should be maintained inside the library.
  • Underlining, scribing and tearing of pages or any other type of damaging of Books/ Periodicals are strictly prohibited.
  • Photocopying services are available within the library premises on payment of Rs.0.50 paise, per page and the terms of payment is cash.
  • The University Librarian and/or the Library Committee, depending upon the extent and nature of a problem, shall consider and decide on such matters that may not find covered under the specifications in the present Library Rules.
  • Library building is under CCTV surveillance.

Membership Details
The number of books lent to registered members against the borrower's card differs according to the status and designation of the categories and the details are given below:
Professor:                               : 15
Associated Professor               : 10
Assistant Professor                 :  7
Ph.D Scholar                         :  5
Students (M.Phil & P.G)        :  4

Library Working hours 
Monday to Friday : 9.45a.m to 5.45p.m

Open Access Digital Resources
UGC-INFONET has allotted 5 websites for MTWU Library to get e-journals.


Resource Name

Resource URL

No of Journals


Economic & Political Weekly






Institute of Physics






Springer Link

More than 700




Contact Us

Deputy Librarian and Head
Department of Library and Information Science
MTWU, Kodaikanal
Mob: 9444161381