Library@Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom

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The library of Kendriya vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, with its excellent collection of books, periodicals and multimedia and a variety of services, acts as a support and inspiration to the teaching and learning community of the School.

IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto

The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens.

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KVS Digital Repository

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Mission

The Library provides a welcoming learning environment for students and staff; supports the school’s aims and curriculum; encourages the love of reading and the development of students’ independent learning skills.

Opening Hours

The library is open every school day from
07 a.m. to 06 p.m.

Library Periods

According to the school time table the students of Class VII-XII(Shift-I) and Class VI-XII(Shift-II) can visit the library for the issue and return of the books during their library periods. They can refer books and participate in library activities during this time.

Borrowing information

Students
02 book for a period of 02 weeks
Faculty and staff
Maximum 05 books for a period of 01 month.The users should submit their ID cards for the automated circulation of books.

Class Libraries

Class libraries are functioning for classes I to V.

Open Access and Classification

The library follows an open access system. The books are classified and shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification(Ed.22). Every book is barcoded and spine labels are attached. Junior fiction is shelved separately.

Library Automation

The stock and services of the library has been automated with an Integrated Library Management software.OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) of library holdings is available. Patrons can search by using keywords, author, title and subject.

What if I require a book longer than the loan period?

If you require a book longer than the loan period you may renew it by bringing the book to the issue/return counter. As long as the book is not reserved, you will be able to renew it once.

What if the book is lost?

The user can replace the book with the same edition.If not, three times of the cost of the book may be recovered from him/her.

If I have an overdue loan, how much I need to pay?

As per the KVS rules an overdue fine will be recovered from the user.Overdue reminders are sent to your class teacher periodically.You should bring the book and reminder back to the library.

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-Asianet’s programme “Right Click” featured the Library on 05/12/2008
-Club FM had your library in its “Kalakkan Recharge” on 06/12/2008
-The Malayala Manorama Daily published a story on the library on 01/12/2008
-The New Indian Express published a write-up on the library on 24/10/2008
-This Library Blog of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom is selected to the “Hall of Fame: Selected Virtual School Libraries” by Skolebibliotek (Norway).
-News at 2pm weekly (Nov.27-Dec.04,2009) published a story on the Library
-Desktop Library turns a big hit (March 2, 2010), The New Indian Express
-School’s online Library a big hit (August 11, 2011), Deccan Chronicle
-Bringing them back to Books-via Social Media (July 14, 2013), The Hindu
-”S L Faizal’s Experiments with Reading Innovations in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom”, feature on Blog, (April 14, 2014)

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-IASL/Softlink International Excellence Award 2012, to S. L. Faisal, Librarian
-Won the NCERT National Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education For School and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-’11.
-KVS  Innovations and Experimentation Award for Teachers, 2010, for the project “Library junction”

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KVS Innovations and Experimentations Award 2010

"Library Junction" won the KVS Innovations and Experimentation Award 2010.

All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-’11

Library Junction won the "All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-'11" conducted by NCERT.

ISLM: October 2014

International Bookmark Exchange Project, Library Social Connect, Drop Everything and Read, Face a Book, Story time, etc

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Browse Books and Periodicals. Read Newspapers. Pick a New Book from the 'New Arrivals' rack. Search the Internet and the OPAC. Refer for assignments and projects. Suggest a book. Ask a question.Write your comments. And more...Visit the Library Today itself. You are most welcome.

Telephone Reference

+91 9447699724 (Librarian)

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CBSE Toll Free Tele/Online Helpline

Students can call 1800-11-7002 from any part of the country. The operators will answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for psychological counseling. On-line counseling on: director.edusat@rediffmail.com, mcsharma2007@rediffmail.com

Child Line (1098)

CHILDLINE 1098 service is a 24 hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection.

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Dial 1800-11-6555 for expert advice on reproductive, maternal and child health; adolescent and sexual health; and family planning.

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S.L.Faisal, Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I) Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695 004, Kerala, India. Mail: librarykvpattom at gmail.com
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