Application form for
Library Membership can be obtained free of cost from the
Library property cum checking counter. There is also no
The duly filled in application form along with the following
documents have to be submitted to the Duty Librarian during
the lending hours of the library i.e. from 8.30 am to 11.15
am and 4 pm to 6.45 pm on all working days and from 8 am
to 2 pm on Sundays.
Two stamp size photographs (Including the one pasted in
the application form).
Electoral Card / Driving Licence / Passport – (any
one of the above)
Membership Fee (Refundable deposit)
‘A’ Class Rs.400
‘B’ Class Rs.300
‘C’ Class Rs.200
‘D’ Class Rs.100
There is no monthly subscription
The membership fee is refundable on withdrawal of the membership
provided the member has no outstanding liability to the
State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram.
the case of students /children above 14 years of age, they
should submit along with the application form the document
(II) shown above belonging to either parents or guardian.
: 30 days (including holidays)
Periodicals : 7 days (including holidays)
Loan period of books can be extended for one more month
by post, over telephone or in person on or before the due
date provided the book doesn’t have any reservation.
There is no provision for the extension of lending period
of periodicals. The overdue charge for books and periodicals
are as shown below:
No extension will be allowed on requests made after the
due date stamped for the return of books.
50 Paise for the first five days after the due date (stamped)
thereafter Re.1 for every additional day.
In case a book is lost, the member has to procure a new
Library edition copy of the same and settle the matter after
paying overdue charge if any. For a lost periodical, its
latest copy should be returned with over due charges if
any. In case the book is out of print the member has to
remit the cost of book as decided by the State Librarian
with over due charges if any.
Revenue Recovery Proceedings will be initiated against members
those who fail to comply with the above rule. The long pending
dues which have been subjected to RR proceedings will also
be settled on one time basis by the State Librarian on application
from the concerned. In such case the members can return
the books/periodicals in their possession and clear the
dues after the remission allowed by the State Librarian
in genuine cases, at his discretion.
BORROWER’S TICKET / IDENTITY CARD
In case of lost Borrower’s Ticket or Identity Card
the matter should be informed to the State Librarian in
writing. A fine of Rs.5 for each Borrower’s Ticket
lost and Rs.20 for Identity Card will be levied.A recent
stamp size photograph is required for duplicate ID.After
clearing the liabilities new Borrowers Ticket and Identity
Card will be issued.
REFERENCE / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Entry to the above sections are permitted on submitting
special requests in prescribed application available in
library. Members are allowed to refer books and bound volumes
of periodicals and old news papers during 10.15 am to 4.45
pm on all working days except Sundays.
Members are permitted to take copies of relevant pages from
books / periodicals / Government Gazette within the purview
of Copyright Act on remitting the stipulated fee. This facility
is available from 10.15 am to 4.45 pm on all working days
Date of birth recorded in Malayalam era will be converted
into corresponding Christian era date and a certificate
to this effect will be issued by the State Librarian on
realisation of a fee of Rs.25 per certificate on all working
days from 10 am to 5 pm except sundays based on request
of the concerned.
Library Members as well as non-members can avail this facility
on remitting the stipulated fee subject to verification
of their identity from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm with break between 1.15 pm 2.00 pm on all working days
8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Books/Periodicals lending time: Monday to Saturday
8.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M.
3 P.M. to 8 P.M.
am to 2 pm
The reference section functioning in the first floor of
the Library will remain open from 8.30 am to 7 pm on all
working days. During Sundays the timing will be 8 am to
cash counter will be closed 15 minutes prior to the end
of book lending time.
can reserve Library books.
should always bring the ID Card and show it on demand.
the Duty Librarian for any enquiry concerning the lending
of Library Materials.
Library contents can be accessed by members on request in
the Reference Section.
Tickets are non - transferable