The Library

As the informatics center of the Institute, the Central Library provides an enjoyable learning experience with a carefully developed collection of books, journals, standards, magazines and newspapers. The library also stores collection of audio-visual materials such as CD-ROM, scientific kits etc. The library opened its doors to the students, faculty and staff in August 2015 with a collection of 700 printed books (textbooks, reference, popular sciences and literature) which has grown to more than 6000 and a number of e-books are also added in the past seven years. Based on the needs and requirements of researchers, the library has subscribed to a number of electronic journals for its users. The library also has the support of national consortium E-Shodh Sindhu (INFLIBNET) to fulfill maximum journal requirement. The operations of the library are fully computerized and enabled with the RFID system for fast transactions, for ease of access as well as for the security of the library. The RFID based kiosk provides self-check-in and self-check-out of books. Library is under a 24x7 CCTV surveillance system for security. The library is also enabled with Wi-Fi and LAN facility for unlimited high-speed internet access. Online facilities of the library are available 24x7x365 days for its registered users. Users can renew, reserve books through Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) at any time. The library also renders services such as Reference and Consultation as well as updates the users with the Current Awareness Services. The users of Central Library of IIT Palakkad are also registered with the National Digital Library sponsored by Ministry of Education(MoE) and coordinated by IIT Kharagpur.

  • Library Sections : 1. Acquisition Section, 2. Technical Processing Section, 3. Circulation Section, 4. Reference Section, 5. Digital Library Section, 6. Automation Section


Library Users

Library categorized its user community into four divisions; UG/PG Students, MS& PhD/PDF Scholars, Faculty/Officers and Staff category. All users are allowed to issue, reserve and renew books from the library based on the library policy.

  • Total No. of registered Users at present : 1273+


Library Collection

  • Print Books : 6,634 (Textbooks+ Reference + Popular Sciences +Literature)
  • E- Books : 85 (7 Publishers)
  • E-Journals/Database: 8,219+ (27 Publishers)
  • Print Journal : 1 (Current Science- Lifetime Subscription)
  • Standards : 1 (Indian Standards complete set)
  • CDs/DVD : 203 (Received along with books)
  • Scientific Kits : 2 (For Chemistry)
  • Print Magazines : 12
  • Print Newspapers : 8 (3 Malayalam & 5 English)
  • E-Magazines & Newspapers : 5000+
  • Plagiarism Software : 1 (Ouriginal)
  • Remote Access Software: 1 (Knimbus)


Library Timings

  • 9 am to 5 pm on all working days