The English collection is part of the original collections of the Research Library that were enriched by gifts and donations by several prominent personalities in India. The main part is consisting of Late Putchalapalli Sundarayya's personal collection. There are several valuable additions to the main collection in the form of donations by the progressive and creative writers and intellectual of modern Andhra. The active purchases of contemporary publications on Humanities and Social Sciences have made the Research Library the main depositary of essential reading materials for the research scholars, students and teachers. The most valuable are the 19th and 20th century local publications in English. Apart from the printed books of the colonial period, the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram has journals in series run: for instance we have the entire collection of The Indian Review, 1902-1976. Most of the series on Indian inscriptions and archeology are available with us.
We are now approaching individual scholars and intellectuals to donate their collections to Sundarayya Vignana Kendram for preservation and making them accessible to the global community of scholars.