Welcome Message from the Librarian

Welcome to the Mysore University Library website. The Library has grown to become one of the leading university libraries in the country with a rich collection of books, journals, reports, rare materials and archives, with multiple locations and a collection of more than 1.2 million items. The Library collection grew since the days of His Highness Maharaja Mummadi Krishnaraje Wadiyar who encouraged building up of need-based library collection for the Raja’s Free School and also reading habit among academic circles way back in the middle of the 19th Century. The Library today combines traditional roles with an ongoing commitment to transformation of its facilities and services in order to assist the University in meeting its objectives.

The manuscript collections at Oriental Research Institute, projects the cultural heritage of the nation; the rare book collections at the University Graduate Library, popularly known as Maharaja’s College Library, being a part of the university library system, support endeavor of the academic community for research and scholarship. As the Indian cultural tradition depicts, the ultimate goal of knowledge acquisition is Enlightenment. 

The Library staff take pride in the services they provide and look forward to meet the information needs of various user communities. Please take the time to explore and discover the range of quality resources and services on offer. Please always, feel free to contact us with concern, suggestions and ideas which will really help us in improving our performance on continual basis.

Dr.RTD Ramesh Gandhi, University Librarian