The Library has a collection of more than 56500 books including nearly 2500 reference books. Mainly intended as a support system for the academics engaged in textbook preparation and educational research the library has books on all subjects with special thrust on education and its allied subjects
Rules & Regulations
The library membership, which was once restricted to the academic and non-academic staff of SCERT, is now open to the public and at present it has 650 members. Researchers, educators and PG students form the core of the membership base.
There are 6 categories of membership:
|A||ACADEMIC STAFF (SCERT)||No limit|
|B||MINISTERIAL STAFF (SCERT)||3 Books|
|E||RFs & PG STUDENTS||2 Books||100.00|
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.15 hrs
The library remains closed on Sundays, Second Saturdays and on all Government holidays.
List of Government Holidays Kerala 2014
National and regional public holidays of Kerala in 2018
|02 January 2018||Tuesday||Mannam Jayanthi||Only Kerala|
|26 January 2018||Friday||Republic Day||Honors the establishment of Indian Constitution|
|13 February 2018||Tuesday||Maha Shivratri|
|29 March 2018||Thursday||Maundry Thursday||Only Kerala|
|30 March 2018||Friday||Good Friday|
|01 April 2018||Sunday||Bank Holiday||Only banks|
|14 April 2018||Saturday||Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi||Birthday of Dr.Ambedkar|
|15 April 2018||Sunday||Vishu||Only Kerala|
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||May Day||Many states|
|15 June 2018||Friday||Idul Fitr||Many states|
|11 August 2018||Saturday||Karkkadaka Vavu||Kerala|
|15 August 2018||Wednesday||Independence Day||Throughout India|
|22 August 2018||Wednesday||Idul Juha||Bakrid|
|24 August 2018||Friday||First Onam||Kerala only|
|25 August 2018||Saturday||Thiruvonam||Kerala only|
|26 August 2018||Sunday||Third Onam||Kerala only|
|27 August 2018||Monday||Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi||Kerala only|
|02 September 2018||Sunday||Sreekrishna Jayanthi||Kerala, Odisha,|
|20 September 2018||Thursday||Muhurram||Day of Ashurah|
|21 September 2018||Friday||Sree Naryana Guru Samadhi||Kerala only|
|02 October 2018||Tuesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi||Throughout India|
|18 October 2018||Thursday||Mahanavami||Bihar, Kerala, Odisha,|
|19 October 2018||Friday||Dusserha|
|06 November 2018||Tuesday||Deepavali||Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
|21 November 2018||Wednesday||Id-e-Millad|
|23 November 2018||Friday||Guru Nanak Birthday||The birthday of the founder Sikhism|
|25 December 2018||Tuesday||Christmas Day||Throughout India|
Resources & Facilities
Library has always accorded high priority for books and journals. Every Monday 30 new books are put out on display and the users can borrow them the following week. The new arrivals thus get the attention of the public and reservation facility is also available. The list is available online.
The library follows Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and the OPAC facility is available.
Every year nearly 10-15 lakhs are spent on books and about 20 lakhs on journals. The books are brought on approval basis and the Book Selection Committee makes the selection.
As of March 2012, we have the following information resources:
|Theses (M Ed/ PhD)||900|
The electronic information materials available include full text journals and databases.
Computer/Network and other infrastructure
Library maintains a sub-LAN which in turn is connected to the campus LAN. All PCs in the library are with internet access.
Lending; Reference; Internet Search; ERIC Search; Photocopy; Contents Page; Pressclips; SCERT Digest
List of Text Books
TEXTBOOK ARCHIVES & STUDY CENTRE
How the textbooks are arranged…
SCERT has devised its own ‘classification scheme’ for arranging the textbooks on the shelf.
Every book will have a number indicating the state (except in the case of Kerala), class, year & subject.
For eg. TB/VII/1990/400(E)
TB denotes ‘textbook’
VII denotes Std. VII
1990 is the year of publication
400 denotes ‘language’ and E stands for ‘English’.
Taken together, it means: Kerala English Reader (textbook) for Std. VII, published in 1990.
This way the books are arranged year-wise, and within that, by state, class, year and subject, in that order. For textbooks other than the readers, medium is indicated by giving the corresponding letter in the bracket along with the subject. For eg., Mathematics text in Malayalam (medium) is given as 510 (M), where 510 is the Dewey Decimal Class no. for Mathematics and the M in the brackets indicates the medium, which, in this case, is Malayalam.