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 30,000 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 40,000 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
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.
|Film Maker Padmasree Adoor Gopalakrishnan visits Malayalam University Library|
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 panchayaths.
DELNET Director H. K. Kaul inaugurates the National Conference on Academic Library Management (Calm 2017)
Library conference delegates with resource persons
New Additions to the Library