St. Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha


Catalogue Digital Library



The college library acts as a strong pillar supporting and catering to the wide and challenging requirements of the students and teaching community. Library is computerised using full featured open source ILS KOHA and is well equipped with around 46000 books and 75 periodicals spread over almost all the disciplines. Library catalogue can be accessed online through WEBOPAC. Library also has a network centre for internet search and digital library access equipped with computers with internet facility of bandwidth 10mbps provided as part of NMEICT. Library also maintains special collection of ‘works by Canossian Sisters of Charity’, ‘Walk With a Scholar’ and ‘Scholar Support Program’. Library subscribes to N-LIST database provided by UGC- INFLIBNET since 2010. “Annual Best User” award is given to the best outgoing student every year who makes maximum use of the library resources.


  •  Members must carry their ID cards whenever they visit the library. Books will be issued only on producing their ID cards. Entry to and exit from the library is managed via Biometric System using Mi-fare cards given to the students and staff.
  • The college library will function from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on all working days. On Saturdays, library will be open for reference purpose from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

  • The number of books that can be borrowed at a time is as follows:


    UG Students: 3 PG Students: 6 Teaching staff: 10 Non- Teaching Staff: 5

  • Books are issued for a period of 14 days and a fine of Rs. 1/- per day per book will be charged if books are not returned on or before the due date. If fine exceeds Rs. 20/-, issue of books may be stopped.

  •  Reference books, journals / periodicals, magazines/newspapers, CD-ROM databases and other documents declared “For Reference” by the Librarian will not be issued.

  • Librarian will have the right to call back any book at 24 hours notice.

  •  Users should observe strict silence in the library and its premises.

  • Personal belongings are to be deposited in the property counter kept outside the library.

  • Users should not make markings, underline, write on or tear pages of library documents.

  • Readers are advised to handle all library properties with care. Library is equipped with CCTVs for better surveillance.

  • Xerox and printing facilities can be availed by the students and staff at Rs. 1/- per page.

  • Users are advised to return all the borrowed library materials by first week of March every year for annual physical stock verification of the library.

 For loss of books, the following procedure will be followed:

Get a written request addressed to the librarian from the person who has lost the book. It should contain details of the book including Accession number, Title, Author and Call number.

1. If the copies are available with the suppliers, the book has to be replaced with a new one.

2. If it is not available for replacement, value of the lost book will be collected at the following rates.

a. Ten times the face value of the books which are published prior to 1946.

b. Six times the face value of the books which are published prior to 1970.

c. Three times face value of the books in all other cases.

d. If the book value cannot be ascertained from the library stock registers, compensation will be fixed on the basis of the market price of similar publication at the time of fixation.

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Contact Number
0477 2244622
0477 2244622