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The research oriented Library of the Institute is of great use to teachers, research scholars and others who are seriously interested in the subjects mentioned. Membership to the Library is open. The Library contains over 13,000 books. The books in languages such as Sanskrit, English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and other Indian languages chiefly deal with the following subjects : Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, Vedanta, Vyakarana, Jyotisha, Vedic Mathematics, Ayurveda, Indian History and Culture, Buddhism, Jainism, Arts and Architecture, Rituals, Konkani Language and Literature.

Reference Library Membership

Our Library consists of Books and journals. It will be open for members who pay a One-time Membership Fee of Rs 250/- and a nominal subscription of Rs 50/- per year. As ours is a Reference Library, members are allowed only to read the books and not borrow them.  Ours is not a Lending Library. However, research scholars registered with us will be eligible to borrow books related to their subject of study. Arrangements are being made to supply photocopies of specific pages upon request from members.  Library hours are from 10 am to 4 pm daily except Sundays.

Journals Section

About 50 well-known journals are being subscribed in various languages providing information on a variety of subjects. All Back issues are also available for reference.

Manuscript Section

The National Mission for Manuscripts, Delhi (Government of India) has identified the Manuscript repository of this Institute to be one of the important repositories of Kerala. A manuscript data is being prepared. Out of about 2000 manuscripts available in the repository, 1402 have already been catalogued. These comprise of Sanskrit Manuscripts most of which are in Devanagari Script and others in Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu and Telugu scripts.

The catalogue of manuscripts has already been published, copies of which are available.The catalogued manuscripts cover the following subjects :  Vedas, Ithihasa, Purana, Dharmasastra, Tantra, Mantra, Yantra, Stotra, Darsana, Kavya, Nataka, Champu, Kosa, Vratta, Vyakarana, Jyotisha, Vaidya, Niti, Kama, Sangita etc.

The Institute has been engaged in collecting manuscripts from individuals and institutions, identifying them and preserving them. A number of persons have donated their manuscripts to the Institute.The Institute welcomes donations of manuscripts from those who possess them so that they can be preserved for the benefit of the posterity.

Currently digitalization of the manuscripts is in progress. We plan to transcribe and publish the important unpublished manuscripts. A few such as Sabdabhedaprakasa, Vrttaratnakara, have already been transcribed. Donations towards digitalizing & publishing are also welcome.

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