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FAQ

Q: What are the opening hours of the library?

     The Library is open on all days except the government declared holidays in the state of Kerala. Its working hours are:

  • Normal working days: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Second Saturday       : 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Sunday                    : 8.30 am to 2.00 pm
Q: What are the telephone numbers for contacting the Library?
  • Librarian                 : 0494 2407290
  • Library Office          : 0494 2407287
  • Circulation Division : 0494 2407285

     Contact information including e-mail addresses, is given here

Q: How do I join the Library?
Q: What should I do if I've lost my Library card/ Library Identity Card?
  • Report it immediately to the circulation division.
  • Duplicate Library card will be issued on payment of  Rs. 20.00 and Rs. 25.00 for duplicate Library Identity Card subject to the verification report of the section concerned.
  • In case of loss of Library Identity Card a stamp size photo is to be submitted.
Q: How do I check out books?
  • Select the required book(s).
  • Take it to the counter in the stack room along with the reader's ticket (one ticket for each book) and identity card.
  • The book will be returned by stamping the respective due date with a token.
  • Show the book at the property counter and hand over the token.
  • Now you can leave the library with the book(s).
Q: How many items can I borrow?
  • Teachers of the University Departments : 6
  • All other members                                 : 3
Q: How long can I borrow for?
  • 30 days without fine.
Q: What should I do if the book I borrowed got lost?
  • You can either replace the book (publication and purchase details can be obtained from acquisition division) or pay four times of the cost of book plus 20% of the cost price as processing charge.
Q: How do I renew an item?
Q: How do I reserve an item?
  •  Submit your request to the stack in the prescribed form (available from stack room).
Q: What digital resources are available to me?
  • Please check the link
Q: May I photograph, scan, or photocopy library materials?
  • Only with the permission of the divisions concerned.
Q: What are the overdue item fines and fees?
  • Books issued from stack: 50 paise per volume per day.
  • Text books issued from the reference section: Rs. 5.00 per volume (Issued after 7 pm and to be returned before 10 am the next day).
Q: How can a user recommend a book for purchase?
  •  Submit your recommendation to the acquisition section directly or
  •  Submit this form.

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