Central University of Kerala has two well equipped libraries - one at its main campus at Vidyanagar and the other atthe Riverside Transit Campus at Padannakad. They act as centres of information for the academic community of the University ensuring fairaccess to knowledge. Library facilities and services include fully air-conditioned and automated environment, Wi-Fi network in the University Library at the main campus, free Internet access to all, UGC-Infonet, online journal access in the libraries and departments, inter-library loan, video show, reprographic service, article alert, group mail, locker, drinking water facility, and Web OPAC.
CUK is part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) Project. This prestigious project of MHRD is launched to cater to the learning needs of more than 50 crore Indians and to provide a one stop solution to all learning requirements. It visualises the launch of a national movement for content and question generation, provides dig ital information for faculty empowerment, boosts e-Governance, customises Open Source Tools, and facilitates Content delivery through EduSAT and narrowcasting of TV signals. CUK Internet connectivity is a part of this scheme and NME-ICT connection is extended to all faculty, students and office staff. Using this service, all CUK staff and students use Zimbra based open-source official email accounts. Monitoring and distribution of NMEICT is done using open-source Squid based proxy, and uses open-source SARG for report generation. Online journals, accessible through UGC-Infonet, are also made available in the library and the dep ar tments through N M E- I CT connection.
The CUK Computer Centre is well equipped with modern computing facilities for students and researchers. Its information technology based learning solutions, multimedia experience, e-resources and high speed internet connectivity over 1Gbps are useful instruments for enlarging students overall knowledge and perspectives