Last Updated : 19-Aug-2017
LIBRARY
Krishna Menon Memorial Govt.Women’s College library is established in 1975. The College has a well-equipped library with over 39000 Books ,50 Journals and Periodicals .It subscribes to national and regional newspaper. Each department has separate libraries as well, apart from the well-stocked central library. The library maintains an elaborate reference section. Ideally positioned at the center of the college, it ensures easy access to all its members.
Structure of the Library
In addition to the Main Library, there are eleven department libraries for English, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Education. Each department library functions independently.
Library Timing
The library shall remain closed on all public and national holidays, Second Saturdays, Sundays and any other holidays declared by the state government from time to time. The working time of the library is from 09.30 am to 5pm.
Lending of Books
Members are eligible to borrower’s books as mentioned below.
Sl.No.
Category
No. of Books
1
PG Students
3
2
UG Students
2
3
Faculty Members
6
4
Non-Teaching
2

Library Advisory Committee
A library advisory committee is constituted with Principal, five HOD's and Librarian. The following are the members of the library committee.
Mrs.P.R.Remani, Principal
Dr.S.Sasikumari , HOD
Dr.Omana Pankan ,HOD
Sri.A.V.Krishnan, HOD
Sri. N.K. Govindhan, HOD
Sri.Abhilash.T L, Librarian
Main Features of the Library

1. Automated Library

The library is fully automated using the Open Source Library Integrated System
Koha. Automation tools include Authority control, Data enrichment, Public access catalogs, and Circulation.
Krishna Menon College Library fully automated in 2012, Sri. Abdullakkutty MLA’s Special Development Fund.
This projects successfully completed by the Database, Trivandrum (GSR Software and BPO Pvt.Ltd)

2. Open access

The Library is a fully Open Access, library with bay guides and other sign boards
leading users to the concerned document. It ensures the users to save their time and
usage of documents available in the library.
3. Library Collection
The library has a collection of 36000 books, Braily materials, 100 CD's and DVD's, 50 journals, popular magazines and back volumes (Including all Departments) Library has a very good collection of ready reference materials.

4. OPAC

The library has KOHA, OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facility on the Internet and intranet within the college library.

5. Reservation of Books

Reservation of books is open to all the members of the library. A member ca
reserve two books at a time. Reservation is possible only for those books that are issued out. Once the book in reservation has been returned to the library, due intimation would be sent to the reserver permitting a period of maximum ten days to collect the same, failing which the book would be issued to the next member.

6. Purchase of Books and Periodicals.

Books and periodicals are purchased in the main library. After accessioning and technical process they are transferred to the respective departments and entry is also done there.

7. Technical Process

Classification: Dewey Decimal Classification system is used for the classification of books. Classification of books helps the user to select the books easily from the total collection.

Cataloguing : Anglo American Cataloging Rules II is used for the preparation of the library catalogue.

8. Question Paper Bank

A collection of old question papers is available at the library for reference and
copying.

9. Reprography services

A Reprographic centre is attached to the Library with high performance photocopy machines. This service is open to all students and staff members of the college at a concessional rate.

10. Reference & Referral Services

Library has a fully equipped reference collection including dictionaries,
encyclopedias, yearbooks, etc..



Library Rules
  • All Students, Faculty Members and knrkmmistrative staffs are this members of the college library.
  • The library will be open from 09.30 a. m. to 5 p. m. on all working days including Saturdays.
  • Strict silence should be observed in the library.
  • Personal belongings are not allowed into the library.
  • If a book is lost or damaged, it should be replaced at once together with fine due till the date of replacement.
  • Marking or underlying or scribbling on books or periodicals etc. strictly forbidden. Any person who does not report any damage to the librarian immediately on the issue of the book will be deemed to have caused such damage.
  • Books may be returned on any working day before 4pm.
  • Maximum 14 days to allow the issued books in borrower.
  • All books borrowed from the library should be returned on before 1st March for annual stock verification.

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