Special Collection is one of the premier repositories of cultural evidences. It is a group of items, such as rare books or documents that are either irreplaceable or unusually rare and valuable. For this reason special collections are stored separately from the regular library collections in a secure location with environmental controls to preserve the items for posterity. Special collections also include rare items that are focused on a single topic, painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, dance, music, interior decoration and books about the Founder of the Annamalai University. Total number of World Bank Collection available in the library is 9,542.