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Library Rules

1. Library Hours

The Library hours will be fixed by the University Syndicate from time to time. As at present fixed, the library hours will be as follows.
8 AM to 8 PM on all working days.
2 PM to 8 PM on Sundays

The library is kept open on some of the public holidays also. The holidays on which the library is closed will be notified on the library notice board

The loan counter will be closed half an hour before the closing of the library and there will be no transactions of loan thereafter.

2. Membership and admission to the library

i) Admission to the library is restricted to members, but others who are desirous of consulting books in the library may do so with the permission of the Librarian or in his absence, of the senior most members of the staff of the library present. Permission can be refused without assigning any reasons therefor.

ii) Before entering the Library the Gate Register is to be signed and the Membership Card shown at the counter. Private books and personal belongings are to be deposited at the Property Counter and a token obtained for them.

iii) The membership of the library is open to the following categories:-
     (a) Students and teachers of the University and affiliated colleges,
     (b) Heads of the non-teaching Departments of the university,
     (c) Members of the Senate,
     (d) Members of the Syndicate,
     (e) Members of the Faculties, Boards of Studies,
     (f) Non-teaching staff of the University and its Departments,
     (g) Graduates of recognised Universities and Oriental title holders residing in Kerala, but       not belonging to any of the categories mentioned in (a) to (f) above,
     (h) Recognized Institutions
     (i) Others at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor.

(iv) Application for membership is to be made on the prescribed form obtainable from the library. Applications of students and teachers of the University and affiliated colleges shall be recommended by the Heads of the Departments and the Principals of the Colleges as the case may be. Applicants under category (f) above should also get their applications recommended by their immediate Gazetted Superiors. Applications of all others shall be recommended by Gazetted Officers or MLA’s, Members of the Syndicate, Headmasters of High Schools, Principles of Private Colleges, Managers of Banks and others considered by the Librarian as of equivalent rank of Gazetted Officers, who shall be required to make good any loss that the library may suffer on account of membership they recommend and that is irrecoverable from the members. Application for Institutional Membership shall be signed by the Head of the Institution.

Note:- A passport size photograph also should be produced, along with the application form for being affixed in the membership card by all category of members except Institutional Membership.
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Library Hours

8 AM to 8 PM on all working days.
2 PM to 8 PM on Sundays

Get in touch

Kerala University Library
Palayam, University Post,
Thiruvananthapuram-695034
Tel :   +91-471-2308844 (Library), 
           +91-471-2453791 (Librarian)
Email  : universitylibrary@.vsnl.com