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About the Library


In Recognition of the importance of the Library Service, it was decided to establish Public Library Service, it was established on 15.03.1955.


It is a Magnificent Hall with a Splendid reading Room, Consulting Room, Senior Citizen Readers Room, Children’s Book Room, Browsing Room, Lending Books Hall.All of the Beautiful Glass and Aluminium Fitting Rooms. A Beautiful Steel Books Shelves have been installed in the all Section and very attractive Library Building Constructed Near by Bus Stand. The Buildings having 10,020 Sqft. The Total cost Value of the buildings Rs.87 Lakhs.

Staff And Service

The Total Staff Strength is 8. With this staff strength, this library is providing service to the user community through the following Sections.

Reference Section, Text book Section, Lending Section, Civil Service Section, Periodical Section, Reprographic Section, Language Book Section, Internet Service Section, Children’s Section, Senior Citizen Section.


The Expenditure for Maintaining the Library is met by the Government of the Tamilnadu by House tax per Rs.10 Paise from chess collection and from through other Miscellaneous Receipt and the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation Calcutta is also finance Assistance.


Membership Open any resident of Nagai Municipal and around the area and its Vicinity who is 15 years age and above. Every Member can borrow Maximum of one book for a Period of fourteen days by depositing Rs.20/-. An Annual Subscription of Rs.10/- Per member is collected every financial year. At Present this Library had 10503 members on roll.

Number of BooksDepositAnnual SubscriptionTotal Amount
One Rs 20 Rs 10 Rs 30
Two Rs 40 Rs 10 Rs 50
There Rs 50 Rs 10 Rs 60

Working Hours

Kanniyakumari District Central Library serves the public daily from 8.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m. The library is closed on Government holidays every Friday, and monthly 2-nd Saturday.


In this computer would, the District Central Library has been making the best use of the Computers. The information about books and members already bar coded are Scanning facility also are available. The issuing and returing of the books to the members are computerized and this results in better service to the user and minimum Staff members better and accountability etc. These four computers are used for the Public Purpose in Browsing section.

Xerox Section

The need of copying some important facts, criteria of books, employment news, and department exam results for the users are met by the Xerox section with nominal fee, which is well appreciated by many members.

Internet Facilities

Members can avail the facilities of using internet at a nominal charge of Rs.10/- per hour . only for Education purpose.

Reader's Forum

Kanniyakumari District Central Library Celebrates annual library week. The Reader’s forum also functions well. It also implements prize scheme for encouraging students during summer holidays. and it is a computerized library. Monthly members meeting is being held. Often poets, great orators and they public are participating in these meetings.

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Kanniyakumari District Central Library is truly multifaceted institution Providing information, inspiration and recreation to research, reference and general reading public not only to the resident of Nagapattinam but also to the entire District in this noble task, highly motivated and dedicated staff members are constantly updating to realize the needs of the readers and every day challenges in the Profession.