The activity of providing library facilities to the students and staff started along with the starting of academic programmes. The library activity of GITAM started with the setting up of a library for the College of Engineering in 1980. This was supplemented by the library of College of Management Studies 1988, which was followed by the library of GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade in 1997. To optimize the resource utilization and maximize convenience for the users, the need of centralizing the library facility was felt. Accordingly GITAM management took the bold step of constructing a huge building of architectural excellence with all modern gadgets.