Collection and Statistics

The valuable collections include forty sets of Encyclopediae, twenty sets of Dictionaries and Directories of various categories. Some of the collections are very rare, viz. 4 editions of Encyclopædia Britannica, 2 editions of World Book Encyclopedia, Collier’s Encyclopedia (24 volumes), Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (29 volumes), Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia (15 volumes), The Book of Knowledge: The Children’s Encyclopædia, International Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environment (30 volumes), Encyclopedia of Visual Art (10 volumes) and Encyclopedia of Animal World (21 volumes). In the collection of Dictionaries there are 20 sets of various types, among them A New English Dictionary (9 volumes), published in 1888, is the rarest and the most valuable. Moreover, A Dictionary of English Language abridged by Robert Gordon Latham from that of Samuel Johnson in 1882, Malayalam-English Dictionary by Hermann Gundert and Malayalam-Portuguese Dictionary by Arnos Padre are available in the Library.

Libraries and Book Counts

General Library English LibraryScience LibraryTotal BooksTotal Titles
5661017065184159209072653

Subject Wise Statistics

SubjectNumber
Botany3494
Chemistry3904
Commerce7620
Computer Science2893
Economics9837
Electronics650
English & literature19065
Hindi6880
History3034
Malayalam15955
Mathematics3914
Physical Education554
Physics4259
Political Science1125
Reference1102
Sanskrit1215
Sociology/Social Work1648
Statistics2019
Zoology3989

Online Journals