Membership of the library is open to regular Teachers, Students, Research Scholars and Non-teaching staff of the University.  Graduates of recognized Universities who are residents in state of Kerala can also apply for membership (Graduate membership). Industrial and Research institutions, Government or Public Limited institutions are admitted to Institutional membership on the responsibility of the head of the concerned institution.  However, the final decision rests with the University to permit outside members – Individual / Institutional. No one can acquire membership under more than one category.

Non-members can also use the library on all working days between 9.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. except Second Saturdays and Sundays by remitting a nominal fee after getting permission from the University Librarian.  Permission can be refused without stating any specific reason.

All categories of members except institutional members should submit two stamp size photographs along with duly filled in and recommended application form. Membership card can be collected within seven days from the date of submission of application. 

Who can recommend:

Students/ Research scholars/ Teachers

: Head of the Department

Non-Teaching Staff                              

: Registrar / Head of the Department

Graduate Members                            

:Gazetted officers of CUSAT, other than  Library Staff.
(All responsibilities including financial, will be vested upon the gazetted officer. Persons with less than one year to retire are not eligible to recommend members)

Institutional Members                                   

:  Director / Head of the institution.

Fee Structure
Fee can be remitted either in cash at the library office or in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of University Librarian payable at SBI, Cochin University Campus Branch.

Regular members             

: No separate fees

Institutional Members      
Caution Deposit
Educational Research


: Rs 20,000/- ( Refundable by cheque only)
: Rs. 20,000/-( Refundable by cheque only)

Yearly Subscription

Educational Research


Rs. 6,000/-
:Rs. 3,000/-

Graduate Members
Caution Deposit      
Yearly Subscription        

: Rs. 5000/- ( Refundable by cheque only)
: Rs 2000/-

Retired employees of CUSAT

Caution deposit: of ₹5000

Yearly subscription of ₹500

Library consultancy                                           

: Rs.100/- per day (Reference only)

Orientation service                                             

: Rs.100/- per day (Reference only) 

Electronic Services to non-members

Project work 
Theses and dissertations                          
Print out charge  
Photocopy charges               

: Rs.100/- per day (Reference only)
: Rs.100/- per day (Reference only) 
: Rs.2/- per page
: Rs. 0.80 per page, Rs. 1/- for both sides


Members can borrow books (except reference books and journals) from the library. The period of loan for various categories is specified below.



Loan Period


  7 books

30 days and one renewal of 30 days.

Non-teaching staff

  4 books

30 days and one renewal of 30 days

Research scholars

  5 books

30 days and one renewal of 30 days

Post Graduate, M.Phil., B. Tech. (PS&RT., Ship Tech, Instrumentation)           

 4 books 30 days and one renewal of 30 days
B. Tech (CUSAT Campus), & L.L.B.

 2 books

30 days and one renewal of 30 days


10 books

2 months and one renewal of 30 days


1 book

30 days and one renewal of 30 days


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