IPLM Digital Library Project

IPLM Digital Library Project

KEDES signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) on 22nd June, 2016 and it came to effective from 01st July, 2016. Under this project, KEDES proposes to work with 18 public libraries at the State/ District/ Taluk/ Panchayat levels spread across four Districts of Kerala.

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the existing State Central Library, three (3) District Libraries and work with 14 spoke digital libraries cum knowledge centres in selected Panchayats of Kerala to cater to the emerging needs of communities in a sustainable way.

Sub- Objectives:

  • Train and motivate the library staff to meet the emerging community needs
  • Reposition libraries as a public space for community at large and serve the communities better
  • Introduce relevant new services in all 18 libraries that are relevant for the community and make it as a cultural and knowledge hub to provide community specific information, knowledge, and skills like digital literacy, financial literacy, employable skills, etc
  • Showcase the best practices to various stakeholders and advocate for replication and scale-up

IPLM Intervention Libraries

No Name of the library Library Type District
1 State Central Library State Library Thiruvananthapuram
2 Kozha Public Library Panchayat Library Kottayam
3 Kottayam Public Library District Library Kottayam
4 Jai Christ Library Panchayat Library Thiruvananthapuram
5 Avittam Thirunal Grandhasala Panchayat Library Thiruvananthapuram
6 Mahatma Gandhi Smarka Library Panchayat Library Thiruvananthapuram
7 Kozhikode Public Library and Reserach Centre District Library Kozhikode
8 Thamarassery Public Library Panchayat Library Kozhikode
9 Sree Vagbhadananda Gurudevar Smaraka Vayanasala Panchayat Library Kozhikode
10 Thunjan Smaraka Library Panchayat Library Kozhikode
11 Ericaudu National Public Library Panchayat Library Kottayam
12 YMA Library and Reading Room Panchayat Library Kottayam
13 The Quilon Public Library and Research Centre District Library Kollam
14 Perayam Public Library Panchayat Library Kollam
15 Coastal Library - Vaady Panchayat Library Kollam
16 Kakkod Public Library Panchayat Library Kollam
17 P N Panicker Library on Wheels Mobile Library Thiruvananthapuram