The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Central Library has been functioning in the main campus at Kalady, since the inception of the University. The Central Library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents that is useful for the faculty, students and research scholars in their educational and research activities in the University. The Library has a well-balanced collection of ancient and modern thoughts mainly on Social Science and Humanities. Our collection includes 77800 books, Manuscripts, Journals & Periodicals, CD ROMs, Thesis and Dissertations. Our Sections include Circulation, Acquisition, Technical, Reference, Journal, Magazine, Newspaper, Maintenance, Information Technology section. Books are arranged on the shelves according to the internationally accepted Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Scheme. Consult Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) or Card Catalogue for Call Number of a book before going to the shelf. The following Service as are done by our library that is the display of New Arrivals, Reservation, Renewals, Photocopying and CD-ROM Search. In addition to our University Library we have our own Regional campus libraries at Thiruvanathapuram, Panmana, Thuravoor, Ettumanoor, Thrissur, Tirur, Koylandy and Payyanur.
The present library building is a two storied structure with a total plinth area of 27,000 Sq. ft. Today libraries are undergoing tremendous changes in their functioning by adopting latest technology so as to give the user population quick access to print and electronic information resources. The UGC initiated UGC-INFONET project provides access to electronic journals and database over the internet executed by INFLIBNET accessible within the campus. Library has a number of rare and historically important manuscripts and palm leaves in different languages.
The special collections include the CDs of the sound film ‘Sama Veda Alaapana’ that plays long to 100 hrs and the history of “Koodiyattam” all this for teaching, learning and research purpose.
Internal Available Library Resources
The publications of five faculty members funded by the UGC are under printing and will be released very soon. Our teachers engaged in active research also make several publications. The total number of publications of the teachers in the last four years is about 1200.
The library is automated with KOHA Open Source Library System. The software is installed at the University data center and is accessible through all the nodes in the Library through the network.
CCTV implementation is around the library is in progress.
Monday to Saturday: 7.30 AM to 8 PM (The library is kept open on all working days)
During vacations the working hours will be from 10 AM to 5 PM.
About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.