College Library provides open access facility through the website

Sree Narayana College Kollam Central Library (SNCKCL)  has a large collection of about one lakh books which includes reference books, textbooks, treatises, fiction, back volumes of journals etc. Currently, the library subscribes to 35 periodicals, 60 journals in various disciplines and 9 daily newspapers. The Central Library has 3 sections – Reference Section, Circulation Section and Periodical Section.

The library also provides well-equipped facilities for the open access system. At present, the library is offering an e-resource accessing facility through National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST). N-LIST is jointly executed by the E-ShodhSindhu  Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, Delhi.

SNCKCL is functioning under the guidance of the library advisory committee. The committee consists of the Principal as chairman, the librarian as secretary,  selected faculty members and student representatives as members. The library consists of three sections: reference section, general section and digital library. The library advisory meets periodically to review the library operations to discuss the requests and suggestions from the faculty, staff, scholars and students and to decide on purchases, installation and modifications.

The Library membership is open to all staff and students. Each student is given a library card through which the student to issue books. The issued books can be renewed once at a time. Books can be reserved in advance and the issuance is on a first come first serve basis. The books issued to students should be returned in 14 days. The students can utilize the library facilities throughout the year.

The working time of the library is from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm IST on all days except Sundays

Important links to: 

Major library networks of India

  • The Delhi Library Network (DELNET) (
  • The Biotechnology Information System (BTIS- NET) (
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Knowledge Resource Centre (CSIR-KRC) (
  • The Pune Library Network (PUNENET)(
  • The Calcutta Library Network (CALIBNET)(
  • The Madras Library Network (MALIBNET)(
  • The Bombay Library Network (BONET)(
  • The Mysore Library Network (MYLIBNET)(

Major Consortia of India

  • National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC)(
  • FORSA (Forum for Resource Sharing in Astronomy and Astrophysics)(
  • HELINET (Health Sciences Library & Information Network) (
  • National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)
  • IIM’s Library Consortia (The Indian Institute of Management (
  • UGC-DAE library (Department of Atomic Energy) Consortium for Scientific Research
  • Consortium for e-resources in Agriculture (CeRA)
  • Electronic Resources in Medicine(ERMED) Consortium
  • Department of e-library consortium (DeLCON)

Major e-content platforms of India

  • National Digital Library of India (NDLI) (, a project under MHRD, Govt of India, collect and collate metadata from science, engineering, humanities and other disciplines, and provide full-text index from several national and international digital libraries.
  •  Consortium of Educational Communication(CEC) (, an autonomous Inter-University Grants Commission on Electronic media, disseminate educational e-content through ICT enabled technologies.