Libraries are the cornerstones of knowledge, literature, scientific and technical research, and so much more. NIPMR Library acts as a bridge to the gap in higher education. It delivers content in new and innovative ways to enrich the learning experiences. This web page is a virtual repository of our library resources which provides a host of services for both professionals and students.

NIPMR Library functions in the area of research, education and training in clinical & health care services for the institution. Books based on medicine, paramedics and education are the main resources of the library. It includes a range of collections on Physical rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, Special Education, Psychology, Nutrition & Dietetics and Social work. Kids Library functions as part of the Library.

The library is automated with Library management software ‘Koha’, Online Public Access Catalogue is available over intranet. Reference section in the library provides reference service of costly and rarely available books. The library subscribes many journals and periodicals for enrichment of Subject/general knowledge. Services offered by the Library include lending and reference, internet browsing, access of online journals, reprography service etc.

Library Location

NIPMR library is located in the third floor of NIPMR’s main building.

Library Timing
  • Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Library remains closed on Sundays & Second Saturday.
  • Books issued till 3 pm every day.

NIPMR Library is using DDC for classifying books and the stack is arranged in the subject wise order.

Following are the main subject areas available in the library.

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Autism
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiology
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Communication Systems
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Disability Studies
  • Down syndrome
  • Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Inclusive Education
  • Language and Communication
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing Research
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physiotherapy
  • Orthotics
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Research Methodology
  • Social Medicine
  • Social Responsibility
  • Social work
  • Special Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Technical Communication
  • General Reading
  • Circulation Services
  • Reference Service
  • Reprography Service
  • Online Information Services
  • Information Literacy Training
  • Current Awareness Services
  • Research Oriented Instruction
  • Library Orientation and Induction
  • Reference for non-members
  • Call & Connect – Information Gateway for Persons with disabilities
  • All the Professional staff in the institution and the students of NIPMR can get the membership in the Library.
  • All the users should enter the name in the gate register while entering the library.
  • Keep the personal belongings on the property counter.
  • Strict silence and discipline must be maintained in the library. The use of cell phones is also not allowed.
  • Smoking, eating, sleeping and talking loudly are strictly prohibited in the library.
  • Documents taken out of the shelves must be left on the table. Replacing the books on the shelves is not encouraged as it may get misplaced. Misplaced book is like a lost book.
  • A non-member can use the library material on the premises with the permission of the Librarian.
  • Readers should not mark, underline, dog-ear, write, tear pages or otherwise damage the library documents.
  • Newspapers, magazines and journals must be read only in the library on specific tables and should not be taken to any other reading areas.
  • No library material can be taken out of the library without permission. Unauthorized removal of anything belonging to the library will be treated as theft and dealt accordingly.
  • No photograph of the library shall be taken without the prior permission of the librarian.
  • The Librarian reserves the right to call back any issued book/item at any time.
  • Anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the library would be liable to lose the privilege of library membership and may be debarred from using the library facilities.
  • Suggestions on all aspects, of library services are welcome.


Rules related to Borrowing
  • Professionals/Faculty is allowed to borrow 3 books at a time for the period of 14 days.
  • Late fine of Rs.1/ per book per day will be collected from all the members of the library
  • Students are allowed to take 1 book at a time for the period of one week.
  • The book which is lost by the borrower need to be reported and replaced with a recent edition of the same and if the book is not available in the market, one has to pay 10 times of the original cost of the book along with 10 % as negligence charges.
  • The documents from reference section are only meant for onsite consultation and normally are not issued.
  • Back Volumes of the journal will issue for 2 days to the Professionals/Faculty.
Digital Library

Digital libraries are much more than easy access to literature and information. Electronic information collections containing large and diverse repositories of digital objects, which can be accessed by a large number of geographically, distributed users. NIPMR digital library provides E-Books & E-Journals for the users.


NIPMR Library publishes an in house online journal named “Rehab Kaleidoscope”.

Rehab Kaleidoscope is NIPMR’s first initiative to publish its experiences and experiments in the form of research papers. This journal provides a good opportunity for the career development of professionals, to share their experiences with the public as well as the fellow professionals in similar organizations. This serves as a primary platform for advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge accumulated in NIPMR. Currently the country and the world are going through an unprecedented crisis because of COVID-19 pandemic. Nations across the world have gone into lockdown or work restrictions and the people are struggling to find the ways to fight the disease and its spread. Special Children are the population which requires frequent care and considerations, but due to this current scenario it is difficult for them to get regular therapies and training direct from the therapists. So in NIPMR we are doing Teletherapy with the help of electronic resources. And concurrent documentation is done simultaneously.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

Library provides information about its collection through the Online Public Access Catalogue. You can search for required books in the OPAC and find out whether a particular book is available in the library and if available, where to find it.

Contact Us:

National Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (NIPMR)
Kallettumkara P O, Thrissur – 680683
Email: library@nipmr.org.in

Our Team




A Librarian with more than 10 years of experience in various institutions like engineering colleges, universities...etc. Dileep K is a Post Graduate in Library & Information Science. His area of interest includes Library & Information Systems, Library Classification, Library Management, and Electronic Resources & Digital Library Services.

  • Master of Library & Information Science, M G University Kottayam.
  • Bachelor of Library & Information Science, M G University Kottayam.
  • B A English & History, St Thomas College Thrissur.
  • Worked as Librarian at KMCT Group of Engineering Colleges Kallanthode, Calicut.
  • Worked as Librarian at Focus Institute of Science & Technology Poomala, Thrissur.
  • Worked as Professional Assistant at Cochin University Kalamassery, Kochi.
  • Worked as Library Assistant at Central Library, Kerala Agricultural University Vellanikkara, Thrissur.
  • Worked as Guest Lecturer in Certificate Course in Library & Information Science at various institutions under IHRD.

Proficient in English & Malayalam.


Dhanya Chandran

Assistant Librarian, NIPMR

Assistant Librarian with more than 10 years of experience in Library and Information Science. Her areas of special interest include digital library, library management, classification and Information systems and services.

  • Master of Library and Information Science from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu.
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science from Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • B.Sc Mathematics from University of Calicut, Malappuram.
  • Worked as Librarian i/c in Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
  • Worked as Assistant Librarian in IES College of Engineering, Chittilappilly.
  • Worked as Project Fellow in Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi.
  • Worked as Professional Assistant in CUSAT, Kalamassery.
  • Worked as Library Trainee in Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara.

Proficient in English & Malayalam.