St.Michael’s  Athenaeum

The College Library started functioning from the inception of the College in 1967. The present library – a separate three storied building of approximately 9500 sq.ft., was inaugurated by Rt.Rev.Stephen Athipozhiyil, Bishop of  the Diocese of Alleppey  in 2008.

The ground floor is a spacious central reading hall, with a capacity of 70 seats. Around 22,000 books indexed as per Dewey Decimal classification, 46 journals and periodicals, as well as twelve newspapers (six Malayalam and six English) are available in the library. Bound volumes of journals and periodicals are also on tap.

The Open Access system is followed in the library. The fully automated library with bibliotheca enables the smooth functioning of circulation in the library. We also have a separate section for Reference with books catering to this specific purpose. The library also serves other tutorial needs of the students. These include, the compilation of question papers which are bound and made available  for reference and photocopying; the maintenance of a special corridor for career related books, the timely updating of a hoarding which displays important notifications, the filing of newspaper clippings, and a showcase for  the latest books as ‘New Arrivals’.  Reprographic service is also provided by the library.

Digital Library

The Digital Repository of books (Cybrary) has been a milestone in the history of  St. Michael’s College library in facilitating the students to equip themselves in this advanced world.

The digital library enables the students to access

  • Internet
  • Inflibnet     ( It enables the student to access 3,829 National and International electronic journals, 80,409 electronic books and a bibliographic database called MathSciNet containing more than two million reviews of research articles
  • Online version of Journals and Periodicals
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Dictionary

Online Public Access Catalogue

OPAC  is another advanced facility provided by the library. The students themselves can retrieve information regarding the availability of books in the library, the status of a particular book and its due date of return.

A separate computer, stationed close to the entrance serves for this recovery through OPAC

Audio – Visual Multimedia

A collection of CDs and DVDs is made available in the library, for the enhancement of pedagogy and transaction of curriculum.
Students, faculty and the research-scholars are encouraged to spend their time in reading and reflection. The vibes of the library is kept gratia plena with paintings and interior plants.

Library Staff


  • Smt.Patricia Robin  MLISc, M.A(English), M.A.(Mass Communication &Journalism),  M.Phil., UGC-NET

Library Assistant

  • Smt. Jincy  J.A   MLISc, CoPA (NCVT) Diploma

For more details please visit the Library website