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Application form for Library Membership can be obtained free of cost from the Library property cum checking counter. There is also no admission fee.

Application form for membership for visually impaired persons can be obtained free of cost from the Library property cum checking counter. There wil be no membership fee for visually imapired person

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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 8.00 am to 2.00 pm and 3 pm to 8.00 pm on all working days and from 8 am to 2 pm on Sundays.

(i) Two stamp size photographs (Including the one pasted in the application form).

(ii) Electoral Card / Driving Licence / Passport – (any one of the above)

(iii) Membership Fee (Refundable deposit)

1. ‘A’ Class Rs.400

2. ‘B’ Class Rs.300

3. ‘C’ Class Rs.200

4. ‘D’ Class Rs.100

iv There is no monthly subscription

v The membership fee is refundable on withdrawal of the membership provided the member has no outstanding liability to the State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram.


In 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. Students must bring aadhar card/ id card of parents along with the application form


Books : 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.


Re.1 for every additional day after the due date (stamped).


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.


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.25 for each Borrower’s Ticket lost and Rs.50 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.


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 except Sundays.


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.55 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 except Sundays.


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.


8 am to 2 pm


1. The reference section functioning in the first floor of the Library will remain open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on all working days.

The cash counter will be closed 15 minutes prior to the end of book lending time.

Members can reserve Library books.

Members should always bring the ID Card and show it on demand.

Contact the Duty Librarian for any enquiry concerning the lending of Library Materials.

Digital Library contents can be accessed by members on request in the Reference Section.

Borrower's Tickets are non - transferable

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