As a part of fulfilling the social obligations, Ernakulam District Co-Operative Bank has set up the EMS Co-operative Library at Bank Head Office Building at Kakkanad. Sri. A.P. Varkey (Former Dist. Secretary of CPI[M]) inaugurated the Library on 22nd October 1999. Initially we started with 100 members and 5000 books. But its growth was unimaginable, after three years the library graph becomes to 2100 members and 20,000 books. These immense responses from the public urged us to expand its activities.
In 2003 December 14th the Library was shifted to new building at Mavelipuram, near to bank building. Sri M.V. Raghavan (former Minister of Cooperation) inaugurated the new 3-stored building surrounded by a sprawling landscape of above two acres. That step was a landmark in library history. Presently library holds 9500 Members and 85,000 books. This library has grown as a center of knowledge in every aspect. Members of the library can enjoy reading books of their choice in the calm and quite surroundings provided by the library. Breaking the barriers of local area, Researchers, scholars and students from distant places visit our library for referring rare, valuable and costly books.
Vision and mission
In the era of IT revelation Management of knowledge and value added informations are very important. To develop EMS library, as a center of excellence is the mission we under take. Developing reading habit among the public providing adequate materials and facilities. We cater all types of users sufficiently by our services like-Selective Dissemination of Information, Stocking of books & journals at their request, Supplying articles in demand etc.