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Library

Started in 2013 with just about 5,000 books, a handful of journals and magazines and occupying only about 1,000 square feet area, the library has grown substantially during the last four years. It now has more than 35,000 books and subscribes to about 100 journals and magazines (both in Malayalam and English). A new independent library building was constructed in 2016 and the present library is housed on the 5000 sq. ft. ground floor of the building. The new library can accommodate more than 50,000 books and provide reading seats to more than 100 persons at any given time. Other highlights of the library are:

  • Fully computerized, using the open source library management software Koha
  • Internet access to students
  • Digital library development in progress, using open source software DSpace
  • “Rare and old books” collection
  • In-house digitization programme
  • DELNET membership
  • Membership to local residents
  • JSTOR Database access
  • Special Reading Area for Teachers & Researchers
  • Digital Library Service for Visually Challenged People

Digital Library

The process to develop digital library service has just been started with the  acquisition of over 1,000 e-books from the Kerala Sahithya Academy. Also offers access to many e-journals and e-books. Soon in-house digitization work will be initiated recently

Rare Book Collection

Invitations were sent to several scholars, academics and authors in Kerala to donate their personal collections to the University library. The response has been good and we have already received over 3,000 rare and out of print books from a few, and offers are stills coming in. 

Membership to Local Residents

The University has thrown open its library facilities for use by the local residents. The Membership is offered only to teachers, graduates and college students, who are permanent residents of the surrounding panchayats.

DELNET SERVICE

The University is a member of DELNET, the Delhi based institution. This membership enables the University to borrow any book from the DELNENT member libraries, which currently stands about 6,500 . Researchers and  teachers have been making extensive use of this facility offered by DELNET.

 

JSTOR DATABASE

The Library subscribes to the internationally acclaimed database JSTOR. The database includes over 2500 academic and research journals and their back volumes from all over the world. Many e-books also are available in the JSTOR database. JSTOR can be accessed from any node in the campus network. For more information on JSTOR, please contact the library.

Reading Week Celebration 2018

The Reading week 2018 celebration was held on 03-07-2018. Prof. Anil Vallathol, Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the function which was chaired by Dr. T. Anithakumary, Registrar in-charge. The well known writer Shri. P. Surendran delivered the keynote address. Shri. P. Jayarajan, Library Advisor welcomed the gathering and Jabirmon M.P. proposed the vote of thanks. On this occasion the Vice-Chancellor presented the prize for the best reader award to smt. Adila Kabeer and the second prize to smt. Archana Mohan.

New Additions to the Library

                

Last updated on : 03-05-2019