Wi-fi enabled premises has a collection of one lakh books

National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) has adopted RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology for its Central Library.

RFID tags have been attached to 30 per cent of about one lakh books in the library that attracts 500 students, research scholars, and teachers every day.

Automation will simplify the procedure of book lending, C. Natarajan, Chairman, Library Advisory Committee, said. To begin with, expensive books were being attached with RFID tags. Within the next few years, all the books would be brought under the automated system, he said.

The four-storey building housing the library that was constructed four years ago has a variety of e-journals and a digital library section.

Every year, the library subscribes to e-journals worth Rs. 60 lakh. The institution expects at least 1,000 persons every day, Prof. Natarajan said and added that the premises was wi-fi enabled. M. Phil and Ph. D. students of other colleges in the city visit the library to access Physics and Chemistry books.

  • Library spends about Rs. 60 lakh a year on e-journals' subscription alone

  • RFID tags have been attached 30 per cent of the books