This section deals with the procurement of books and other documents such as Print Journals, e-journals CDs etc. An amount of approximately Rs. 25, 00,000.00 is spent every year on procurement of various kinds of documents. All the documents are procured on the basis of recommendations received from Heads of the Departments.This section is responsible for the technical process of the documents like Classification, Cataloguing and indexing.The following Standards are used for the works performed in the Section:Cataloguing : Anglo American cataloguing Rules II (with slight modifications)Classification : Dewey Decimal Scheme of Classification Subject Headings : Library of Congress Subject Headings
This section arranges and maintains the documents in the classified sequence and provides facilities for referring the documents within the section. Open Access system is followed.
This section performs the job of issue and return of documents, renewal of loan period, fine collection for delayed return of books and membership management functions. It is possible to reserve a book which is on loan from this section.
This section maintains a good collection of reference sources that includes Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Dictionaries, Reports, Theses, Dissertations, maps, Text books and costly subject books etc.
The periodicals collection forms a major reading and reference source for the College campus. It subscribes to 104 journals in different disciplines a good number of journals received gratis. In addition a good number of popular magazines are also subscribed.
In this book bank we have a very good collection of the latest text books purchased under the SC/ST Book Bank scheme from the Govt. of Kerala. Book bank facility is only available to students belonging to SC/ST community.
Perhaps TKM Engineering College Library is the only College Library in Kerala with a full fledged book binding unit of its own. As and when the books are damaged it is taken out from the sections and rebound. Journals received in the Library are bound when their volume is completed.
The TKM College of Engineering Library has the distinction of being the fully automated College Library in the state of Kerala. All the processes and services are carried out using computers. SOUL (Software for University Libraries) is the software used in the library for its automated activities. Internet services are provided as a part of this section. This Section also provides many information services like New additions alert service, Compilation of Bibliographies, sending e-mail alerts to the newsgroup created from the members etc. Library is a member of AICTE-INDEST consortium. Under this scheme the following e-resources are available. IEEE All Society Periodicals Package Science Direct (Elsevier -Computer Science and Engineering package).ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) e-Journals.ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) e-books. Springer (Springer Journals on Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)ASTM (Standards and Engineering Digital Library)EBSCO(Art and Architecture Package)GREENR (Gale Cengage Package on Environment and Architecture)J-Gate Mc Graw Hill E-Books (Access Engineering Library) The Library is also a member of DELNET. Members can access all the online databases of DELNET with the assigned user name and password (Available with Librarian).In addition a good number of Publishers are allowing access to their e-journals due to the purchase of their print journals.