Know your Library :
The library of Kendriya vidyalaya KV, CRPF, Gandhinagar 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.
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.
The library is open every school day from 07 a.m. to 06 p.m.
According to the school timetable, the students of Class VI-XII can visit the library for the issue and return of the books during their library periods. They can read reference books, periodicals, and e-readers during this time and also participate in library activities.
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 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. Fiction and Books for Class Libraries are shelved separately.
The stock and services of the library have been automated with e-Granthalaya, an Integrated Library Management software. An online 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 twice.
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.
What if a book is overdue?
Overdue reminders will be sent to your class teacher/office periodically. You should bring the book along with the reminder slip 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) – BlogThrow back to the Book culture, The Hindu, Friday, May 30, 2014 –Innovative summer reading project, The New Indian Express, Friday, May 30, 2014 –Best performers get awards, The New Indian Express, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 –KV Pattom librarian gets award, The Hindu, December 2, 2016 –A Faisal push for school libraries, The New Indian Express, November 24, 2016
–KVS National Innovation and Experimentation Award (2015-’16) for ‘Face a Book Challenge’ –IASL School Librarianship Award 2016 to S. L. Faisal, Librarian –KVS Regional Incentive Award, 2014 to S. L. Faisal, Librarian –IASL/Softlink International Excellence Award 2012, to S. L. Faisal, Librarian –NCERT National Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education For School and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-’11 for ‘Library Junction’ -KVS National Innovation and Experimentation Award, 2010, for ‘Library junction’
THIS BLOG IS DESIGNED AND MAINTAINED BY S. L. FAISAL, LIBRARIAN, KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA PATTOM (SHIFT-I), THIRUVANANTHAPURAM