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Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust, Kochi

Library FAQs

1. Am I a member of the library?
Yes, if you are a student, teacher, or other staff of the Vidyalaya, you already have a membership in the library.

2. Can I issue books?
You can if you are a student of Classes VI-XII you can issue books and take home to read.

3. When can I issue books from the library?
The library functions on all working days from 8.30am to 2.40pm. You can issue books during library periods. You can issue books during other periods too if it is urgent and you have obtained permission from the teacher. Fiction books are issued only during library periods.

4. How many books can I issue?
01 book for students of Classes VI-IX and 02 books for students of Classes X-XII.

5. How long can I keep a book with me?
01 week. If you need the book even after that you can re-issue it. A book can be re-issued twice at the maximum.

6. How do I search the catalogue of the library?
You can search the catalogue (OPAC – Online Public Access Catalogue) both offline and online. Enter the search term(s) of your choice and the OPAC will display the related books. It is better to keep your search expression limited to two terms. Make sure that you spell right. You can combine terms using AND and NOT to broaden and narrow your search. Don’t hesitate to take the help of the librarian if you face any difficulty.

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