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Chavara Public Library

Chavara Public Library with its enormous collection of books can well be termed as the largest in the city. Catering to the needs of the members with different tastes, there are separate departments in the library for reference, history, science, novels, fictions, light reading, children's books, encyclopedia and journals. Reading room with a number of periodicals and dailies is open and free to the public during evening hours. The public library of the Chavara Cultural Centre enjoys no grant from government. The Library consists of

Reference Library
Books and periodicals (current issues) of this section shall be available for the use of public in the library. On no condition shall these books or periodicals be lent out
General Library
Books and periodicals (back issues) shall be lent out to the members of the library on terms prescribed by the rules.
Children's Library
Books and periodicals of this section shall be available to children below the age of 16. Membership in the children's library doesn't entitle the members to borrow books from General Library.
Management Library
This section is open exclusively to student of ICWAI, ICSI, CA, MBA, M.Com. Books and periodicals (back issue) shall be lent out to the members of the library on terms prescribed by the Rules. Members of this library are entitled to take books from General Library
Library of K.U. Correspondence Course
Chavara Library is a resource-cum-study centre of the University of  Kerala. Students registered fro the correspondence course of the University of Kerala have access to the books in this section when they produce their identity cards.
Public reading room
A spacious and well -lit reading room is provided in the library having regional and national dailies, and national and international periodicals for the use of general public.

Membership in the library shall be open to anyone who applies from it in the prescribed form, duly filled in and signed, with the recommendation of a member of Chavara Cultural Centre. At the time of admission every member shall pay the membership fee as follows.

Section Annual
Caution deposit
Management Library 250 250 500
Children's Library 100 100 200
General Library 150 150 300

The membership shall be renewed on or before the date up to which it is valid. If a member fails to do so shall be given one month notice to renew the membership with effect from the expiry of the period of membership and if he/she fails to renew the membership within that period he/she will cease to be a member.

Chavara Public Library
Chavara Cultural Centre
Near South Rly. Station
Cochin - 682 011
Kerala, India
Ph: 91-484-4070259


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