Library Blog

Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust, Kochi

About the library

STATUS OF LIBRARY AUTOMATION
The library is fully automated since March 2010. The details of all the books in the library have been entered in the computer and these details can be read using a barcode reader. An integrated library software called Libsoft is used for the purpose. Issue and return of the books are done using this software. Circulation record is also maintained on cards as a back-up.

Two library blogs are maintained which give the latest information about the library and other new happenings in the Vidyalaya.
kvptlibrary.wordpress.com
infolib.in

The library catalogue can be accessed at infolib.in/kvpt

OTHER INFORMATION
Books purchase:
Total amount spent on Library books in the session 2015-16: Rs.23664
Total No. of books purchased in the session 2015-16: 261 (entered vide accession nos. 16204-16464)
Total amount spent on Library books in the session 2014-15: Rs.139752
Total No. of books purchased in the session 2014-15: 1091 (entered vide accession nos. 15113-15873)

Number of old books weeded out:
Total No. of books condemned till date: 1956
Books recommended for condemnation in 2014-15: Rs.2169 (67 books)

No. of books:
Total No. of books – 16464 (as per the Accession Register which includes condemned books and books issued to Primary Section).
No. of textbooks – 1029
No. of Reference books – 603
No. of books in Hindi: 1879

No. of newspapers and periodicals/magazines: 06 newspapers and 28 periodicals (including gratis). List of newspapers and periodicals subscribed

No. of users and issue details:
No. of library users: 1101 students and 57 teachers and other staff

Other activities:
Story reading hour
Quiz (Take an online quiz challenge)
Word games
Book review writing and reading in assembly
Discussion about favourite books and authors
Library Bulletin board
Library blog
Book fair – Held during October
Database of e-books and documents (Click here for more information)

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