Since its inception, the APLA has been functioning with the sole aim of taking Library movement to the public. With the changing times and circumstances, Late Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam felt the need of establishing a library for the benefit of the public in and around  a central place of the city.Inspired by this idea, he  founded“Sarvottama Granthalayam” named after Late Sri Gadicheral Hari Sarvottama Rao on the auspicious day Ugadi, 30th May, 1987. Since the day of its inception, the library has grown by leaps and bounds.Today it has blossomed into  2500 sq. ft of wonderful reading place that has been contributing its mite to the cause of Society. Now this Library is fully automated by NewGenLib Software and is being utilised by more than 200 readers a day. It now rated as  a unique Library offering uninterrupted free service throughout the year from 8 am – 8 pm on week days  and from 9 am – 5 pm during Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. The Library also provides internet, Printing & Photocopying services to the readers.

The Library is a treasure house for  researchers in Telugu literature . The Library has a good collection of books  on personality development and Competitive Examinations. . It has also quite a good number of books related to English literature, arts, Social Science and many more subjects..