Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to be a member ?
The library offers individual membership, which is open to
all natives of Kerala State. There are four categories of
membership – ‘A’ class, ‘B’
class, ‘C’ class & ‘D’ class.
A refundable deposit is collected at the time of admission
in cash. There is neither subscription nor admission fee in
the State Central Library Thiruvananthapuram.
State Central Library started providing temperary membership(E class) for 1 year to Central Goverment Employees who does't have a permanent address in kerala as per G.O (Rt) No 931/2009/H.Edn. dated 30-06-2009
What are the norms for Membership to children ?
The students of standard IX and above are eligible for membership
on the strength of the written undertaking by the guardians
under due identity and subject to satisfaction of other conditions
required with Application form
Two stamp size photographs (One to be affixed on the application
2) Proof for Residential address – (Electoral identity
Card / Driving Licence / Passport)
3) Attested copy of the applicants office identity card(For E class membership).
4) Admission for children above
14 years of age will be allowed on production of the Electoral
Identity card of their parents.
What is the Renewal Procedure for borrowed books ?
Borrowed books can be renewed once over telephone,by online,thro’
post or in person on or before the due date stamped unless
there is no reservation for the book requested. Subsequent
renewal can be done only on production of the borrowed book.
What should be done if the borrowed Book / Journal is lost
The loss may be reported to the State Librarian in writing.
The member may either replace the same copy of the book or
remit the cost as decided by the State Librarian from time
to time along with the overdue charges if any. Regarding loose
issues of journals, the lost item should be replaced either
by submitting it’s current issue along with the overdue
charges if any or by remitting the cost as directed by State
What is the procedure for cancellation of Membership ?
Prefer a request to the State Librarian for cancellation of
the membership and surrender all Borrowers’ Tickets
(Book Tickets and Periodical Tickets) and Identity Card. The
full deposit amount will be refunded if there is no dues.
(f) How to locate a book ?
Books are aranged in a classified order according to colon
classification. Users/Readers can search tha availability
of books by online or through OPAC installed in various section of the
library with the asistance of the staff concerned.