Home » About Library

About Library

Kakatiya University, Warangal was established in 1976 by upgrading the then PG Centre of the Osmania University originally started in 1967. The main objective behind the establishment of this University was to provide educational facilities to the people of Northern Telangana. From 1967 to 1982 books were acquired by the University Library but maintained in the respective departments. It was on 18th November 1967 that the first book was entered in the annals of library records. Having felt the need for establishing a University Library for optimum utilization of library collection, University Library Building was constructed by Prof. K.Venkat Ramaiah, the first Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University widely considered the architect of the University. The building was inaugurated in the year 1982. It is one of the big libraries in this area catering to the needs of the students and scholars of not only the University Campus but also of all colleges under Kakatiya University jurisdiction.

  The prime function of the University Library is to support study, research and teaching by meetng  information needs of  the Students, Research Scholars and  teachers. Subsequently, the collection of erstwhile departmental libraries was pooled and open access system introduced.  Though the book-acquiring process started in 1967 in the erstwhile PG Centre of Osmania University, the Kakatiya University Library came into existence only in 1982. During the more than five  decades of its existence, the University Library has grown into a manifold Institute.  In view of the growing needs of the library and demands of the users, several sections have been created to facilitate proper organization and maintenance of the library.

  In order to achieve functional efficiency, the library is organized into different sections. They are Administrative section, Acquisition section, Technical section, Reference & Textbook section, Periodicals sections,  Research Scholars Wing, Library Automation, Circulation section, Competitive Examinations Material Cell, Newspapers and Magazines section, etc., The library follows open access system. Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme  (DDC) and Anglo American Cataloguing Rules - II  (AACR2) are followed for classification and cataloguing respectively.  OPAC searching facility is also available in the Library to search Library Catalogue. The library functions throughout the year barring festival holidays. During all working days the library operates from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and on Sundays and Second Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. to cater to the needs of the readers. Separate reading rooms are open  24 x 7.