The library is fully organized for use of all categories of general public, officials, researchers, etc. The Forest Central Library has about 13,000 books which includes books on Forestry, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Management, Administration Reports, Research Reports, Census Reports, Proceedings of the Sree Moolam Popular Assembly, Proceedings of the Sree Chitra Thirunal popular Assembly Proceedings of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, etc. Journals like Current science, Indian Forester, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, Conservation Biology, Seminar, Ambio, Biotropica, Development and Change, Journal of Wildlife Management, Landscape Ecology, Journal of Forestry etc are available for reference.
The Children’s library is enriched with a good collection of reference books as well as fiction. Moreover, there are many interactive CD’s which are very helpful in the intellectual development of children of all age groups. The reference books include Children’s Britannica , Kingfisher Children’s Encyclopaedia, International Wildlife Encyclopaedia, Student’s Discovery Encyclopaedia , ChildCraft, World Book’s Young Scientists series etc. These books are very helpful to students for preparing project reports as well as to improve their IQ. The collection of fiction also satisfies all age groups. ‘Early world of learning’ series and ‘Welcome to reading’ series of M/s World Book Inc are effective for teaching basic skills of writing and quick learning for children of age 3 to 5 yrs. For school going children, the library provides a good collection of Enid Blyton Series, Fairy Tales, Detective stories, Mystery stories, Mathmania, Puzzlemania, Adventure stories, Animal stories etc
The Forest Central Library also provides multimedia facilities for children. The interactive CDs provide awareness on all-important activities in day-to-day life.
The library will be kept open from 10:00 a.m. t o 5:00 p.m. on working days.
How to obtain Membership
The library will have the following membership categories.
Forest Officials( Official s in the rank of Forest Rangers and above)
Staff of the Forest Department
Those who have registered for Ph.D. or those who have undertaken project work.
This category includes college students, school students and children
Privileges to members
Category.1: Forest Officials
Category.2 Staff of the Forest Dept.
Category 3 & 4: Research Scholars and Students
How to obtain membership
When a member relinquishes his/her charges in Forest Department, he/she should produce Clearance Certificate from the Forest Central Library. The establishment Wing should ensure the non-liability of any Gazetted Officers or Non Gazetted Officers of the Forest Department.
Members should not be allowed to sub-lend the books of the Library
Members must make their own arrangements for the conveyance of books to and from the library.
Issue of books to members according to eligibility prescribed in the rules.
Bibliography Service from the Tree CD.
For more details please contact:
Forest Central Library
Phone: 0471- 2529368