Rules applicable to
Children’s Library in the Kerala Legislature Library
Rules, 2006 (Amended as on 01-10-2015)
8 A. Procedure
regarding functioning of Children’s Library.-
(i) The objective of Children’s
Library shall be to inculcate reading habits among
children and to enable them in sharing the wide and rare
resources of the Kerala Legislature Library and Archives.
Particular emphasis shall be given to those children of
marginalized section of society who do not have access to
good and resourceful library.
(ii) Children’s Library shall
function as branch of the Kerala Legislature Library.
(iii) Children’s Library shall
remain open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on all working days.
(iv) Children in the age group of
10 to 18 are eligible to be member of the Children’s
The following classes of
children shall alone be admitted as members of the
(a) Children/Grand children of
Members of Kerala Legislative Assembly (MLAs), Ex- MLAs,
Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kerala and Ex- MPs from
Kerala who have obtained membership of Kerala Legislature
(b) Children of the permanent
employees of Kerala Legislature Secretariat, General
Administration, Finance and Law Departments of the
Government Secretariat who have obtained membership of
Kerala Legislature Library;
(c) Children of the Journalists
accredited to the press gallery of Kerala Legislative
(d) Children belong to the
under-privileged or marginalised sections who are selected
and recommended by the Members of Kerala Legislative
(e) Children sponsored by
(v) Application for the membership
has to be made either in Form XIII or in Form XIV as the
case may be.
(vi) Teachers, parents or other
adults accompanying children may be allowed to visit the
Children’s Library as visitors, but they will be
permitted to stay only a period which is absolutely
necessary, and the children will be left to themselves to
make use of the library facilities.
(vii) Children will be provided
Library documents viz. books, reference books, magazines
and newspapers for consultation in the Library only.
(viii) Children will be issued
e-literature viz. CDs/DVDs etc. for using in the Library
(ix) The categories of members
mentioned in sub rules (a) to (e) of rule 4 are
eligible to borrow books from Children’s Library subject
to conditions laid down in rule 9.