The library building is located in a prime area of the campus; the campus map highlights the location of the library at the main gate of the college campus. The rules and regulations of the library are published in the college handbook, the websites of the college and that of the library. The library staff provide special assistance to the disabled students. The system of open access to the collection of books is adopted.
The Central Library has a ground floor and mezzanine floor with a total area of 10423.84 Sq.ft. It consists of areas such as lounge area, relaxed reading, reference, e-learning, reprographic services, book shelving, staff area, and utility areas for specific purposes like store, toilet etc. Besides these facilities in the central library it has extension centers in the Departments of Physics, Zoology and English.
Library is fully automated with LIBSOFT- an Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) which provides a very user-friendly interface for searching documents (OPAC) available in the library and their issue-status.. It provides a very user-friendly interface for searching books available in the library and their issue status. The Web-OPAC is available at the library portal www.miclibrary.org through remote access facility.
Server computer with latest configuration, Laser Printer, Plastic coated Labels for Barcode, Bar code Reader, General Scanner, etc are used for in-house functions. High bandwidth (10mbps) Wi-fi, Networked Computers for public access are used for accessing OPAC, Circulation Status, access to e-resources, etc.
Automated Gate Register facilities of the software manage the daily visits to the library and provide usage statistics on all categories of visitors.
The Web-OPAC is available at the library portal www.miclibrary.org through remote access facility
Services: Besides the traditional services, library provides the following services
Library has a rich collection of rare books and encyclopaedia with archival values, books of International, National and Regional importance, Indian Culture and History.
It also has an exclusive collection of 1600 rare books published before 1950, including 300 books published in 19th Century. Library tries to build its collection of rare books and archives through donations. For the last five years the library has inducted 650 rare and special reference books including Science and Religion.
Library has 920 Handbooks, Reports and Manuals of which 217 have archival values including Princely States, Government of India, Commissions, University Reports etc.
There are 8500 number of Journal back volumes in print which include bound volumes of National Geographic Magazine Collection 1935- 1947 (Vol.68 to 92) and Readers’ Digest.
Digital Repository Collection:
Collection includes the college annuals, handbooks, academic reports, major events, publication of various departments, databank of faculty and staff members since the inception of the college, photos and videos of major events, etc. which are available in the LAN.
The abstracts of the theses, minor/major project reports, conference proceedings, etc available in www.miclibrary.org/digital repository
South Asian Archives:
The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform of culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the Indian subcontinent. Following Archives are available
Group of agile people behind the smooth functioning of the library everyday.
Mar Ivanios College is an educational institutuion situated in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, India managed by MSC Management.