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.
MissionThe 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 HoursThe library is open every school day from 07 a.m. to 06 p.m.
Library PeriodsAccording 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 informationStudents 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 LibrariesClass libraries are functioning for classes I to V.
Open Access and ClassificationThe 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 AutomationThe 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?In case a book/periodical/multimedia is lost by the borrower he/she should have to either replace it by a new book/periodical/multimedia of the same or later edition or deposit the current market cost of the book/periodical/multimedia.
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.
–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 , (April 14, 2014) Blog
–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”
THIS BLOG IS DESIGNED AND MAINTAINED BY S. L. FAISAL, LIBRARIAN, KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA PATTOM (SHIFT-I), THIRUVANANTHAPURAM