Overview

The Collins Library

The college library is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Richard Collins, Principal of the College from 1855 to 1865. A dedicated scholar and a wise administrator, Rev. Collins started the College magazine at a time when no college in India could boast of such an annual. The Collins Library has the largest collection of books among the college libraries in Kerala and is also the repository of several rare and very old books which are reference material for research scholars. The first librarian of the Collins Library was Mr. N. J. John, a man truly devoted to books and learning. He was well known as a writer of short stories and poems under the pseudonym, ‘John O’ Hind’. The introduction of computerized automation has contributed to the improved services of the library. Photocopy facility is also available hat the library.

The Collins Library is divided into four sections:

  • The Reference Library and Reading Room

  • The General Library

  • Sectional Library