Library

We have a spacious, modern and an automated library with a large collection of books belonging to diverse disciplines. The College Library started functioning on 23.6.1950. From 1950 to 1952 the library was situated in the St. Joseph’s block, which was the first block built for the college. Later it was shifted to A1 – 9 in the main block and functioned there till 1961. The construction of the Golden Jubilee memorial Library building was accomplished in 2004 and from then onwards the library began to function here.
In the Library which functions in four floors the ground floor is assigned for the undergraduate students. General books and facilities for photocopying are also provided here.The reference section in first floor is one of the prominent reference libraries in Kerala with an approximate collection of 15000 books. There is also a reading section in the first floor. The second floor is an extensive area accessible to research scholars and PG students and the fourth floor is the periodical section.   

 

 

 

Total collection

Number

 

a.

Books

69714

 

b.

Textbooks

1490

 

c.

Reference books

12010

 

d.

Magazines

212

 

e.

Current journals

 

 

 

Indian journals

202

 

 

Foreign journals

20

 

 

Newspapers

20

 

f.

Peer reviewed journals

37

 

g.

Back volumes of journals

623

 

h.

E-information resources

 

 

 

CDs/ DVDs

142

 

 

Databases

5

 

 

Online journals

4010

 

 

AV resources

24

 

 

i. Special collection

 

 

Materials acquired under special schemes (IEEE, ACM, NBHM, DST etc.)

 

Yes, 760 DST-FIST& NBHM
 

    Competitive examinations

230
 

    Book Bank

Yes, 860
 

    Braille materials

Yes, 20
 

    Manuscripts

Yes, 35
 

    Contributions,Stat Journals & Math Reviews

1135
 

Total carpet area of the Central Library (in sq. ft)

20,000
 

    Number of departmental libraries

1
 

    Average carpet area of the departmental libraries

800
 

    Seating capacity of the Central Library

500

 

Working Hours
The library will be open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m on all days except Sundays and other office holidays. The issue/return counter works only from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Saturdays will be maintenance days and no book will be issued/returned on those days.
General Rules
Students entering the Reading Room or the stacks at the reading and reference counters should produce their identity cards at the entrance on demand.
Personal articles like books, umbrellas, bags etc. should be kept at the entrance at places assigned for the purpose, before entering the library.
Strict silence should be observed in and around the Library.
Magazines and papers should not be removed from their places on the tables and stands. No mechanical reproduction or tracing of materials shall be made without the permission of the librarian.
Books of reference, illustrated and rare books, special books multivolume collections, serial publications and periodicals will not be issued out. However, these may be consulted within the library after making necessary entries in the reference register.
Members of the staff may borrow books after making the necessary entries and signing in the issue registers. Teachers may keep text books with them for the whole academic year. Other books (not more than 10 at a time at any rate) may be kept up to 30 days.
However, all books borrowed from the library should be returned before 30th April every year.
Borrower Cards
Books are issued to the students on borrower cards. Degree students will be issued two Cards each, P.G. students 5 and Research students 5. As a rule, only one book will be issued on a single card. The reader must surrender his/her card when a book is issued and take back the card when the book is returned.
I P.G. and I D.C. students should apply for Borrower Cards in the prescribed form (available in the library) within 30 days of their admission. Cards are issued for the duration of the course. On completion of the course, students should return their library cards by the dates fixed for the purpose, Borrower cards are not transferable.
Students should submit in writing to the librarian, if their library card is lost. To replace a lost card a duplicate may be issued after one month, on payment of a penalty of Rs. 20/-
D. How to Borrow a Book
We have the open shelf system here and the student has access to any section/shelf. After making his selection, the borrower must fill in the loan slip (available at the counter), and hand over the book, loan slip, borrower card and his identity card at the issue counter. The book will be issued after the loan slip, the card and the identity card are checked.
Before leaving the counter the borrowers shall point out to the Librarian any damage or mutilation on the books they are taking. The Librarian will then make the necessary entries in the book and put his initials.
E. Returning the Book
It is the duty of the librarian and his staff to examine the books when they are returned by the borrowers in order to take immediate action whenever necessary.
The loan period is 14 days. But in special circumstances the Librarian can call back any book at any time from a reader, even if the period of loan has not expired.
Books issued will not be renewed. However, if there is no other demand, a book may be re-issued for one or more week after it is returned.
Delay in returning a book after the due date will entail a fine of one rupee per day of delay for each volume.
F. Damage to the Books
Borrowers will be responsible for the loss of or damage to the books taken out by them. Marking on books with pencil or ink, soiling them, injury to pages or binding, underlining, writing remarks etc. on pages, folding or tearing off pages, etc. will be held as serious charges.
If a book belonging to a set or series is lost or damaged and a new volume is not separately available, the user will be required to replace the whole set or series. The damaged set or series may be taken away by the person after making the replacement.
If a book is lost, it should be reported to the librarian immediately. He will decide if the book is to be replaced or paid for.
If a book is not returned within one month after the due date, it will be considered lost. No member will be allowed to borrow books until the dues, if any, are cleared. If after the payment of the cost, a book lost or missing is recovered, the library will not accept it.
Books taken for reference/consultation need not be put back on the shelves by the readers themselves but may be handed over to the Assistant-in-charge.

All library arrears should be cleared by the students before they receive their Hall Tickets for UniversityExaminations or before obtaining the T.C. if they leave before the completion of the course.