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National Archives of India (NIA) Depository

The College Library consists of

  • The General Library
  • The Reference Section
  • INFLIBNET Centre
  • Department Libraries

The General Library functions on all working days and Saturdays (excluding second Saturdays). Reference Section remains open between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on all working days.

The computerized Central Library caters to the needs of the entire student community, research scholars and staff (both Teaching and Non-Teaching) of the college. The General library is housed in a separate block with an approximate build up area of 3840 sq. ft spread over two floors of the Jubilee Building of the college. The ground floor houses the general library section and reference and reading room are accommodated in the first floor. The library functions from 9 am to 5 pm on all working days, including Saturdays and also during vacations.

The library possesses a rich collection of 48063 books, 30 journals and 20 periodicals/dailies, kept in an organized manner and displayed in the library. It also has a video library of NPTEL courses having a total capacity of 8 TB. The library also stores bound columns of Journals and CDs. In addition, the library also has a separate collection of books for competitive examinations.

All the functions of the library have been automated using the Grandha Soft developed by Grandha Associates, Pathanamthitta since 2011. Currently, the library uses its upgraded version. Some of the modules of the software are Acquisition, Data entry (both in English and Malayalam), Circulation, English and Malayalam classification (as per DDC 23 rd edition), Dues Calculation, Stock Verification and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Searching and retrieving books and journals is made fast and easy by using Computerized Catalogue Service, providing bibliographical information about the documents and its availability in the library. Five terminals are provided for this facility. The web OPAC will help the users to search books available in the library without coming to the library. The Library is using Barcode technology for speedy issue/return operations. It provides current awareness services such as displaying the latest issues of periodicals in the Reading Room and new additions in the General Library. The Library also extends Reprographic service to its users.

In addition, all the Departments have their own Department Libraries with a collection of books in the respective subjects and providing access to students and teachers.

The college subscribe to National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST) of INFLIBNET with access to more than 6328 e-journals including the current issues with almost 10 years back files and more than 1,38,521 e-books. Students and staff are given individual ID and Passwords, providing the remote access to the e-resources.