/Library and Information Division
Library and Information Division 2018-11-15T08:23:28+00:00


Welcome to the Library and Information Division of SJCET. It was established in the year 2002, serves as a knowledge hub containing resources not only in the form of print but also in e-resources and provide students with access to a vast repository of resources, including books and Journals both print and online. In any academic institution Library plays an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. In fact, the ambiance of the library reflects the quality of the education imparted by the College. SJCET has recognized the importance of the academic vibrations required in the library and has been growing in this direction, right from its very inception. Library is a member of National Library Network – DELNET. Information from National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) and other Electronic Resources are also available for the user community. Only Library members are allowed to access all materials (such as Books, Journals, Magazines, Digital materials and E-Journals etc.) available in the library collection. The Library reading space can accommodate more than 200 students. Library functions such as Acquisition, Circulation, and Cataloging have been automated using integrated software with Web OPAC.


The College has built a spacious Central Library spanning a total floor area of 1400 sq mt. Combining aesthetics with utility, the modern Library houses more than 35,000 documents consisting of Technical Books, Full Text E-Resources, Bibliographic Databases, Journals both print and on-line, Digital resources reports, Theses, standards and back volumes of journals. The library subscribes to more than 200 printed journals and technical magazines .We have separate collection of books such as Book Bank, Career & Personality Development, Fiction etc. Besides the Central library, there are 8 department libraries, each with more than 1000 documents. Library follows the open access system The Library also subscribes to E-Journals .The Library comes with provision for modern facilities including Library Automation, Research Scholars Cubicle, Tutorial Room, IEEE Branch Library, Multi Media Center, Stack Section, Reference Section, and Circulation Section with advanced computers and other peripherals connected in LAN. The Reference section has open as well as closed access. It also has a network linked Photocopier installed to enable students to make printouts/copies. The Issue section has open access.

Text Books  :  No of Volumes: 40000,  No. of Titles: 15000, Book Bank: 3000, E-books: 2000

News Papers: 14, Standars : 16

E Resources

SCIENCEDIRECT www.sciencedirect.com
IEEE www.ieee.org/ieeexplore
ASME www.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org
ASCE www.ascelibrary.org
JGATE www.jgateplus.com
McGrawHill www.accessengineeringlibrary.com
SPRINGER www.link.springer.com
EBSCO www.search.ebscohost.com
NPTEL http://nptel.ac.in
SJCET NPTEL – Web and Video Courses http://nptel.sjcetpalai.ac.in/

Digital Resources:  CD’s: 2604, DELNET, NPTEL


Library has a lot of facilities for the proper functioning and for the convenience of the users. Researchers are given special consideration by providing them a cubicle inside the library. IEEE journals are displayed in the IEEE library. The main infrastructure includes,

  • Computerized transactions using Smart I D Cards & Barcode
  • Smart Card Enabled Access Control
  • CC TV Surveillance
  • Reprographic Facility
  • New Arrivals Display
  • Current Awareness Service
  • C D/DVD Search & Write services
  • Selective Dissemination of Information
  • Computerized Search Facility
  • Reference Section
  • Newspaper Clipping Service
  • Documentation Services
  • Digital Library using D Space DL s/w
  • Tutorial Room for Staff and Students
  • Career Corner
  • IEEE Branch Library
  • Students Help Desk
  • Wi-Fi Enabled 10 Mbps Broadband Internet Connectivity
  • IBM Server (System x3400) & IBM Think Center A97Desktop PC’s (20)
  • Research Scholars Cubicles

Our Strength

Library Suggestion / Query / Grievance Form

Library Contact


Library & Information Division
St. Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology, Palai.
Choondacherry PO. Plassanal (Via)
Kottayam PIN – 686 579. Kerala.

04822 – 239 825 (O)
Librarian: Ext. 825


+91 94476 944 64
+91 892 122 1048