Thrissur Public Library

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Thrissur Public Library
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Front portion of the library
Country India
Type Public library
Established1872 AD
Location Thrissur City, Kerala Flag of India.svg
Items collected Books, journals, newspapers, magazines, maps, prints and manuscripts
Access and use
Access requirementsOpen to anyone with a genuine need to use the collection

Thrissur Public Library is also known as Public Library of Thrissur. It was formed in 1872 in Thrissur city, Kerala, India.

Thrissur Metropolis in Kerala, India

Thrissur, originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fifth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Thrissur is also known as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. One of the very famous cultural events in Thrissur includes Thrissur Pooram, which is world-famous and attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

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The library was started by Diwan A Sankara Iyer in 1872. The library first started functioning at St. Mary's College, Thrissur library. Later it was shifted to the first floor of the Thrissur Town Hall in 1939. The library have 1,200 square feet space. It is the first computerised public library in Kerala in 1996. [1] [2] [3]

St. Marys College, Thrissur

St. Mary's College, Thrissur is the first women's college in Kerala state, India. Established and managed by the CMC Educational Society of Nirmala Province of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel in the Catholic Church, the college is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Thrissur.

Thrissur Town Hall

The Thrissur Town Hall is an imposing building situated in Thrissur city, Kerala state, India. It was constructed during the Dewanship of RK Shanmughom Chetti and contains the Archaeological Museum and Picture Gallery, where mural paintings from all parts of the Kerala are copied and exhibited. The must see in this museum is the collection of the old manuscripts, written on palm leaves and called olagrandhangal. The Town Hall was built in honour of the then Emperor of India, King George, for his silver jubilee. The architecture is in the Victorian style with a lawn and garden in front.

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Nehru Park, Thrissur

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Civil Defence Training Institute is a disaster management institute situated in the City of Thrissur in Kerala state of India. The institute is set up for giving training in disaster management for officials and civilians across Kerala. The institute is set up in eight acres of land and will have lecture halls, hostels and library facilities.

Administration of Thrissur is handled by the Thrissur Municipal Corporation, consisting of 55 councilors and headed by the city's mayor.


  1. "Thrissur Public Library to get a facelift". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  2. "Thrissur Public Library celebrating 140th anniversary". City Journal. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  3. "District Public Library". Retrieved 2013-05-08.