University Library will be kept open from 10 AM to 5 PM on all working days.
The issue and return of books will be closed half an hour before closing the library and the members should leave the library 15 minutes before closing of the library.
Admission to the Library is restricted to the members only. But others, who are desirous of visiting the Library, may do so, with the permission of the University Librarian, or in his absence, of the senior most members of the staff of the library present.
Before entering the library, the Gate Register is to be signed by each member and the membership identity card shown at the counter. Private books and such other personal belongings are not permitted to be taken inside the library. They are to be deposited at the counter and a token obtained for them.
Membership of the library is open to the following categories:
Application for membership is to be made in the prescribed form obtained from the Library. Applications of the students and teachers of this University and of the affiliated colleges shall be recommended by the Heads of the Departments or by the Principals of the Colleges as the case may be. Applications of the non-teaching staff of the statutory bodies of the University shall be recommended by the Registrar. Applications of Professionals, Scholars and Scientists working in recognized institutions shall be recommended by the Heads of offices concerned, with the undertaking that the staff will be relieved of duties only after getting the clearance certificate from the University Librarian.
In the case of regular students studying in the educational institutions situated within the territorial limits of the University but affiliated to other Universities in the State, Heads of their institutions shall certify to the effect that Hall Ticket to their University/public examination will be issued to them only if they produce a clearance certificate from the University Central Library. The applications of others' should be recommended by a Gazetted Officer with a declaration to the effect that the Gazetted Officer shall be personally responsible for and shall make good any loss that the library may suffer on account of the membership of the applicant.
The duration of membership for different categories will be as follows:
Caution deposit of Rs.500/- is payable at the time of admission. Regular teachers of the University departments and Non –teaching staff /pensioners of the university are exempted from the payment of caution deposit.
A smart ID card is provided to all members on remitting Rs. 50/-
Annual subscription fee is Rs. 100/-. All members have to pay the annual subscription at the time of enrolments along with caution deposit. The subscription for subsequent years will fall due for payment on the expiry of one year from the date of payment of the previous years subscription by the member concerned. The Research scholars registered at the University Central Library and regular students of Teaching Departments of this University are exempted from paying the annual subscription.
Renewal of membership
Membership can be renewed for a further period provided that duly attested fresh application to this effect is submitted along with all the borrower’s tickets and Identity Card issued to them. No piecemeal renewal is allowed.
The application for fresh/renewal of membership shall be submitted within one month from the date of recommendations of the recommending authority.
Membership can be cancelled at any time. In order to cancel membership all dues should be cleared and the Identity Card and borrower’s tickets issued have to be surrendered. After cancelling the membership, the caution deposit will be refunded on request. After six months of cancellation of membership, all unclaimed Caution Deposits will be forfeited and credited to Kannur University Fund without notice.
One person will be allowed to hold membership in on category only. The membership of a person enrolled in a particular category should automatically get cancelled when he ceases to be eligible for membership in that category. If continuance of membership is desired, a fresh enrolment in the changed category is necessary.
A member will be permitted to change his/her membership from one category to another only after returning the Identity Card and borrower’s tickets issued to him/her. The change of address of member should promptly be intimated to the University Librarian.
Members are eligible to borrow books from the Library as follows:
a) Teachers & Research Scholars - 6 books
b) Others - 3 books
The books shall be issued for a period of one month for all members. It can be renewed for one more month via telephone or email (email@example.com) on or before the due date. Reserved books cannot be renewed.
Overdue charges of Rs.2/. per volume per day shall be levied for a book not returned on or before due date.
Members against whom any book is due or other charge is outstanding shall not be allowed to borrow books or withdraw the deposit until he pays the amount due. Failure to clear all outstanding dues within six months may invite forfeiture of membership.
i) Strict silence is to be maintained within the library.
ii) Smoking shall not be permitted within the library.
iii) Cell Phones shall not be permitted within the library.