Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai


  1. Membership of the Library is strictly confined to those residing in the city of Chennai and its suburbs. A valid evidence of residential address ({e.g} Ration card, Election Id, etc…) has to be presented at the time of enrolment.
  2. A Reader’s ticket, valid for ONE YEAR, will be issued to each member on enrolment. Membership in not transferable.
  3. Members are responsible for the books and ticket in the their charge.
  4. Change of address should be intimated promptly.
  5. The borrowed books should be handled with due care. Members should refrain from making markings and marginalia in the books/journals.
  6. The members are allowed to boorow one book and two periodicals at a time and keep them for a maximum period of 15 days. Late return of books/ Periodicals will be liable to overdue charges.
  7. Members are allowed to borrow on their own Ticket only and not on behalf of another member.
  8. If a member losses a book/journal, the library authority should be informed forthwith and the member will either replace the book/journal by the its latest edition or pay the cost according to the Librarian’s estimate.
  9. Books from the Reference section and current number of periodicals can not be borrowed.
  10. Adult members are not allowed to borrow books from the Children section. And vice versa
  11. Bags, briefcases etc, should be deposited at the counter on entering the library, CELL PHONES should be switched off.
  12. Members should sign the gate register at the time of entering the Library.
  13. No refund or adjustment of subscription can be claimed if a member does not use the Library for any period.
  14. Caution deposit will be refunded only after the completion of the subscription period and after all books have been surrendered. If a member fails to notify the Library about his intention to resign, his name will continue to remain on the Library rolls and his caution deposit will be adjusted towards the subscription due from him for the period his name remains on the rolls.
  15. Membership will treated as cancelled if: (a)  A member does not renew the subscription within the due date (b) A member loses a book and does not compensate for the loss.
  16. Members should not move around the stacks without any definite subject in mind. They may seek the help of the staff member for locating books or for information. Members are requested to co-operate with Library authority in every way and AVOID ARGUING with anyone in the library on any point.
  17. Reading room is open to all – Non – Members are not allowed to browse the books in stacks.


(AGE GROUP- 9 to 15 YEARS)

Application for the membership of children’s section should be counter signed by the parent or quardian of the applicant. Only children should select the books of their choice. Children are not allowed to enter the general section.

Note: The above rules are liable to be amended further from time to time.

Library Working Hours: 9.00 AM to 12. 00 Noon & 3.30 PM to 6.15 PM. Wednesday – Holiday.