When Garrison Keillor said “A book is a gift you can open again and again,” he probably knew there would be a place where books are not just gifts but companions for life. The college library has an enviable collection of around 19000 such books and subscribes to all important newspapers and magazines. The library is spacious and can accommodate five hundred students at a time. Our library is technology friendly; information is computerised and easily accessible. Photocopying facility is also available in the library.An online bibliography of Christ PU College Library Collection is also available. The internet facility available in the library gives the students unlimited free access to various academic resources available on the net.

Library working hours

Monday - Friday: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday: 08:30 am - 01:00 pm

General Instructions

  • Students are required to carry their Identity Card, while visiting the library. Without the Identity Card, they are not allowed to refer/borrow any of the library resources. .
  • Books and periodicals must not be carried out of the library without producing the same for entry in the library records. Any individual violating the rule will have to face a disciplinary action.
  • It is necessary to maintain discipline in the library. Students should refrain from gossiping, sleeping, relaxing and eating. The reading hall must be used for reference and consultation of resource materials.
  • Students can use the space available in the reference section for group discussion.
  • Chewing gum or eatables are not allowed in the library.
  • Students are allowed to leave the library only when the first bell for the next hour rings.
  • Library resources are limited; therefore, users should not damage/mutilate/tear pages of the resources. While borrowing, the condition of the materials must be noted. Personal liability for replacement shall be imposed.
  • Books will not be issued temporarily either for reading in the classroom or for reference or reading outside the Library.
  • Students have to return all the library documents which they had borrowed and clear the library dues before collecting the hall tickets of the board examination.
  • Students should refrain from unnecessary arguments with the staff. They should meet the Librarian to sort out the problem.
  • Persistent defaulters with indiscipline will not be allowed to access Library services.
  • Library is not responsible for loss of student’s personal belongings.
  • Using electronic gadgets is not allowed in the library.
  • Personal books are not allowed inside the Reference/Stack Section.
  • When the students are sent to the library in the absence of the teacher in class, they are expected to be present in the library and maintain discipline.
  • If a student is suspended from class and is sent to the library, he or she should inform the librarian at the main counter and have their names entered in the register for the same.
  • Marking on book with pencil or pen or folding of pages is strictly prohibited.

Issue and Return of Books

  • ID card must be produced for borrowing books from the library.
  • Students can take two books at a time for a period of seven days.
  • Students can search books through online catalogue (Web OPAC, user name: register no. and Password: attendance password)
  • To borrow a book, demand slips are to be filled and submitted in the Library between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
  • Timings for issue of books: 3.00 to 4.30 pm on week days, and 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm on Saturdays.
  • Return and Renewal of books: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on week days and 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.
  • If the student fails to return or renew the book on or before the due date, a fine of Rs.5/- will be charged per day. The amount will be calculated taking into account all days following the due date till the actual date of return. Sundays and holidays are also included in the calculation of penalty. The amount should be paid in the College Office.

Reference Books

  • Reference books are to be referred inside the Library and can’t be borrowed to home.
  • ID cards should be submitted for referring books.
  • Students can take one book at a time using their ID card.
  • Under any circumstances, reference books will not be issued temporarily either for classroom reading/reference/for reading outside the library.
  • Reference books may be taken for photocopy inside the library after taking the permission of the Librarian or the staff in-charge of Reference section.
  • Students are advised not to leave reference books with the photocopier.

General Rules

  • Bags are to be kept inside the shelves provided in the Internet Lab.
  • Wallets, money, laptops, keys and other valuables that are kept in the bag are at the sole responsibility of the student. The college is not responsible for the loss of any valuables.
  • Use of e-mail by the students is not permitted beyond the stipulated time.
  • Identity cards must be produced before entering the Internet Lab. 
  • Playing games in the computer is strictly prohibited.
  • Accessing pornographic sites in the Internet Lab is strictly prohibited. Students flouting this rule will be denied access to the Internet facility. Only browsing of educational sites is entertained. 
  • Students are hereby advised to use the Internet Lab for learning rather than for sending mails and chatting.
  • Students are advised to follow instructions given by the Computer Instructor when handling the computers and take the Instructor's help in case of system or internet malfunctioning.
  • The settings in the computer is not to be altered
  • Students will have to replace the chairs in the original position before leaving the internet lab