KCHR has a well-stocked library and resource centre with a specialised collection of books on Kerala history and society.

Working Hours :  9.30 AM to 5.30 PM Monday to Saturday (except second Saturdays and public holidays).

Access              :  Restricted to Members.

Membership Fee:

Indian Nationals  
Annual Membership   Rs. 500
Student Membership (upto Post graduation Only) Rs. 300
Life Membership Rs. 5000

Indian Institutions
 
Annual Membership Rs. 2000
Life Membership Rs. 10000

Foreign Nationals
 
Annual Membership US $ 30
Life Membership US $ 100

Foreign Institutions
 
Annual Membership US $ 100
Life Membership US $ 1000

Facilities Available to Members

  • Workspace
  • Photocopying at discount rates

Library Collections

A. Books and Journals

Social science theory and methodology
World History
Indian History/ South Indian History
Kerala History

B. Primary source materials

Gazetteers
Manuals
Administrative Reports
Census of India Reports

C. Local History Archives

Biography
Family History
Village History
Institutional History
Oral Traditions (Proverbs, Local Humour and Riddles)

D. Digital Documents

Sl.No Titlel Author Publisher and Year
1 Census infor: India 2001 India Census Office of the Registrar, New Delhi, 2001
2 Sampoorna Danwanthari:
Keraleeya Navodhanathinte Mukhakkannadi
- Aryavaidyasala, Kottakkal, 2001
3 Purva Uttara : a series of unusual films on historical sites of India - Marg publications, Mumbai, 2009
4 Mahatma Gandhi’s Kerala Visits – 1924, 1925, 1927, 1934, 1937 Malayala Manorama Malayala Manorama, Kottayam, 2009
5 Temples of imperial Cholas - Victoria Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, 2004
6 Presence of the past : protected monuments of Kerala Govt. of Kerala Govt. of Kerala,
Trivandrum, 2006
7 Kudiyattam Paulose. K.G International Centre for Kutiyattam, Thripunithura, 2009
8 Encyclopedia Britannica, 2005,
No: 1-2
- Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, 2005
9 Encyclopedia  Britannica, 2005,
No: 3-4
- do
10 Encyclopedia  Britannica, 2005,
No: 5-6
- do
11 On the frontier of survival - National centre for Advocacy studies, Pune
12 Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 38
- Sameeksha Trust Publication, Mumbai, 2004
13 Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 39
- do, 2005
14 Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 40
- do, 2006
15 Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 41
- do, 2007
16 Purva Uttara: a series of unusual films on historical sites of India – Sanchi monument of the people - Marg publications, Mumbai, 1997
17 Purva Uttara: a series of unusual films on historical sites of India : Immortal capital: the many cities of Delhi. - do
18 Bhagath Singh : Press Clippings -  
19 Ayodhya to Varanasi : prayers for peace Suma  
20 Numismatics collection Beena Sarasan Author
21 Big noise : make trade fair Roma Lozzi Millennium 2006
22 Pompeii: DVD with a documentary film reconstructions    
23 Abstracts of the school register for the year AD. 1834    
24 N.V. Chithrangal N.V  
25 Bibliography for American council for Southern Asian Art : Vol. 9 Hawon Kim Ku, Comp. ACAA, 2003
26 Samoothiri Rekha Prasadhanam    
27 Census of India 1991 series 1: India   Census, New Delhi, 1991
28 English Malayalam dictionary: more than 70,000 English words and 1,20,000 Malayalam words   Compu.needs 2000
29 Ravi Varma Sketches: No: 34    
30 Ramapuram Church    
31 Kerala Charitram directory:
2nd July 2004
  Web
32 Prof. K.N.Panikkar – Interview & Lectures    
33 Maps    
34 Road to Shanghai: Via Mumbai   National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune
35 Proceedings of the 16th Kerala Science Congress 2004: 29-31 January 2004   Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, Environmental, Thiruvananthapuram – 2004
36 Arnos Pathiri


   
37 Land of the Conch:
Jesuit missionary research
   
38 Big noise in India: Make trade fair
  Oxfarm Trust
39
National conscious in Kerala: role of the theosophical society
Sivadasan. P Dept. of History, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2006
40 Dakha: a film on forest rights movements in India – towards establishing community forest governance    
41 Correspondence: 17th April 1901
Roll – 1-11-1-4
Pillai. G.P  
42 Correspondence: letter from INC Office date Nov. 9, 1897, to G.P. Pillai: Letter to editor
do  
43 Madras standard from 2 dated 28th July 1893; Roll 1-5-1-8 do  
44 Correspondence: G P to Raman Pillai Roll 1-9-1-13    
45 Correspondence: part of a letter request to G.P. Roll – 1-14-1-17 Pillai. G.P.  
46 Letter: promising to copies of speeches
Roll – 1-18-1-21
Pillai. G.P  
47 Friendly letter Roll 1-22 – 1-26 Pillai. G.P  
48 Official letter Roll. 1-25 : 1-27 – 2 – 1
Letter Roll 2-2 – 2- 4
Pillai. G.P  
49 Personal Letter Roll 2-5 – 2-6    
50 Official letter : 5th October 1900
Roll 2-7 – 2-12
   
51 Official Letter Roll 2-9 – 2-10

   
52 Letter: March 1901 Roll 2-11 – 2-13    
53 Official letter: Sunday May 14: 1899
Roll 2-14 – 3 – 1
   
54 Official Letter Roll 3-2 – 3 – 4    
55 Official Letter Roll 3-7–3– 9    
56 Official Letter : July 1901
Roll 3 – 10 – 3 – 11
   
57 Personal Letter Roll 3 – 12 – 4 – 2    
58 Mrs. Besant and Politics:
Correspondence
   
59 Roll 4 – 3 – 4 – 6    
60 Mrs. Stevens the journalist and Indians
Roll – 4 – 7 – 4 – 8
   
61 Rajendra Lal Mitra Roll 4-9 – 4 – 10    
62 Mano Mohan Ghose Roll 4 – 11 – 4 – 14    
63 C.V. Ranganada Sastri; Sir. T. Muthuswamy Aiyar; Salim Ramaswami Mudaliar. Roll 4 – 15 – 4 – 17
   
64 Kashinath Trimback Telang: London and Paris Roll 4 – 18 – 5 – 3    
65 London an Paris: London and Paris: Letter IX Roll 5 – 5 new 2 – 5 – 5 Newfficial    
66 Three lectures: Roll 5 – 6 G.P. Pillai

Madras 1897

67 Purva Uttara: Past forward – A world apart : princely Mewar; Rome of the tropics : Goa   Marg publications
Mumbai
68 27 down: new departures in Indian Railway Studies Jan J Kerr Orient Longman Private Ltd. Hyderabad 2007
69 CD Rom on Epigraphia Carnatica: Old series
 
ICHR Southern Region,
Bangalore
70 Breaking the Silence   National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune
71 Garboy Trap Atul Pethe -
72 Examining feminist and social movements: clip art   Isis International,
Manila
73 Sphere project: humanitarian charter and minimum standards in disaster responses   Switzerland, 2004
74 Kaivaly: the symphony of meditation Janardanan Kudamaloor.
Comp.
Culture Vistas Marketing Pvt. Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, 2010
75 Swati Kritis : Veena Jayalekshmi Sekhar do
76 Malayalathe snehicha pathiri
Vincent Nellikunnam Encyclopedia Britannica, India
77 Encyclopedia Britannica: the universe – an epic tour through space and the solar system   do, 2010
78 Encyclopedia Britannica: planet earth – an exciting journey around the planed, from its molten core to its highest peak.  
do
2010
79 Encyclopedia Britannica: the human body: a fascinating our through our amazing body.
  Encyclopedia Britannica Pvt. Ltd,
New Delhi, 2010
80 Encyclopedia Britannica: quizmaster you think you know it all – think again   do
81 Encyclopedia Britannica: Encyclopedia of India   do
82 Encyclopedia Britannica: Britannica visuals dictionary   do
83 Encyclopedia Britannica ready reference pack   do
84 Encyclopedia Britannica history series: technology and the modern world   do