The Central Library is located in the main campus of the University. The four-storey building has a total plinth area of 4000 Sq. Mt. with adequate furniture and equipment of international standards, suitable for advanced library and information service. The Library has acquired all basic Hardware and Software systems essential for modern library and information services. Library provides wireless access facility, through which Library clientele can connect their laptop and access our e-resources as long as they like.
The collection of information sources in print and electronic media covers all subjects in the thrust areas of the University plus subjects of general interest. Central Library is the repository of M.Sc. / Ph.D. theses submitted to various faculties of the University. The prestigious collection of more than 7000 back volumes of Indian and Foreign Journals is the centre of attraction to the students, teachers and scientists all over India. DVDs related to Climate change, water, Tsunami, pollution, renewable energy are also available. Farmer's Division has books, pamphlets and video programmes on farming method and animal rearing.
1. CAB Abstracts from the year 1972 - 2009
2. Tree CD from the year 1939 to 2004
3. Beast CD from the year 1973 to 2004
4. LISA CD 1969 - 2005
5. Biotechnology Abstract 1982 - 2002
6. EconLit 1969 - 2005
7. Food and Human Nutrition 1975 - 2005
Reading materials are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification and barcode labelled. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) will assist to locate the documents.
Central Library is one of the partner library of the e-Granth project. 'Strengthening of Digital Library and Information Management under NARS (e-GRANTH)' is a sub-project under component-1 of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in India comprises of Agricultural Research Institutions and Agricultural Universities. As a result of this project a Union catalogue of Kerala Agricultural University has developed using Koha – integrated Library management software. The entire database of books available in the Library made available online, using which, members can reserve any book using the passwords allotted to them.
CeRA (Consortium for e-resources in Agriculture) provided through NAIP and around 3000 foreign journals available through it. The major scientific journal publishers like Elsevier, Springer are accessible through CeRA.
www.indiastat.com is a gateway to comprehensive and authentic socio-economic statistical data about India and its states. Researchers, students, Scientists and faculties can easily access the data covering all major parameters for research study, review and reference purpose. Indiastat.com has 50 associate sites which include 19 sector specific and 31 India/State/UTs specific sites.
Kerala Agricultural University has been an Institutional Member of DELNET (Developing Library Network). DELNET has the first major operational library network in South Asia. It has more than 4700 libraries as its members in India and eight other countries. DELNET provides access to more than 20 million bibliographic records of books, journals, articles, CDs etc. The Inter Library Loan (ILL) / Document Delivery Services (DDS) are one of the most popular services of DELNET. The ILL facility allows a library to get books on loan and also the photocopies of the journal articles at the rate of Rs. 2 per page. DELNET provides an array of facilities. DELNET's relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective.
Teachers and students of all colleges under KAU can access CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) e-Books published from the year 2000 onwards from their own institution and more over the same book can refer by different people at a time and they can keep the copy of the books as their own by downloading the same.
The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 10 million records from 1910 onwards, with over 350,000 abstracts added each year. CAB Abstracts helps researchers to build on earlier scientific work, learn from the past mistakes, learn from past techniques, assess long-term trends and changes, access valuable research about rare and infrequent events, find 'missing' pieces of research and gain insights into the past.
KrishiPrabha is a full-text electronic database of Indian Agricultural Doctoral Dissertations submitted by research scholars to the 45 State/Deemed Agricultural Universities during the period from 1.1.2000 to 31.12.2007. This database listing about 7500 Doctoral Dissertations with a full text of about 6000 Dissertations.