The Library is nearly 155 years old and it has some special volumes of general interest. The books are in a brittle state and still we preserve them for the scholars who are doing research.
Books in Latin & Greek (Texts and translation).
French books on Grammar, Poetry, Drama, Fiction and History of French Literature.
Sanskrit books, Vedas and Vedic Literature, Ithihasa, Purana systems of Indian Philosophy and their English translation and some Tamil translations too.
There are some books on Kannada, Urdu, Persian and Bengali etc.
Books on Travelogue with maps.
Books on Biographies of world Personalities such as Winston Churchill, Christopher Columbus, Hitler and others. Books on the World Wars I and II.
Good number of books on Indian Archaeology, Antiquities and Numismatics, Inscriptions of Pallavas, Cholas, Pandias and Vijayanagaram, etc.
The collected works about Mahatma Gandhi (90 Volumes) and Books of Gandhis correspondence with the British Government, Nehru's Letters to Chief Ministers, etc.
Gazetteers of various districts.
Census Reports of the Madras Presidency.
Reports of the Director of Public Instruction 1885-1947.
Education Commission Reports from 1881-1964.
Government Reports of the Centre and the State of Tamil Nadu, Finance Commission Reports, Annual Reports of Reserve Bank of Indian, Reports on Indian Railways, UNO Publications and World Bank Annual Reports, etc.