Periyar University at Salem district of Tamil Nadu in India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, UGC and ERNET for getting the UGC-Infonet connectivity in a phased manner. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Accordingly the university library would be soon digitised ensuring its status in select group of higher education centers. The traditional library, already has 22,000 books, subscribing to 147 national and international journals. Once, digitised it would be a major resource centre for the researchers and scholars for tapping the up-to-date information. It will also help the students to access more than 2,600 e-journals on various subjects. The university also facilitates the students in the affiliated colleges to access the database of the digital library through the Internet in near future.