A Panchayat Board library was started on 16.10.1959 in Thakkolam by the erstwhile North Arcot Zilla Collector Mr C.P. Kelu Eradi IAS. The library then had a membership of just 30 with 650 books. At present the membership exceeds 1660 with more than 20,000 books. As the old buildings of the library outlived its utility, the same were replaced with a new building in two storey constructed in 2008. The present MLA of the Arakonam constituency Dr M. Jagan Moorthy contributed Rs four lakh from his MLA Constituency Development Fund for the ground floor and the first floor was constructed out of Rs three lakh allotted out of Local Library Authority Funds.
As the library had completed 50 years of its establishment in 2009, a Golden Jubilee celebration was conducted in 2009. The library has presently more than 70 'Patrons' (Puravalargal) and it serves the needs of not only the inmates of Thakkolam but also of several surrounding villages.