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Library and Archives

About Library

One  of  the  important  aspects  of  the  Mar  Thoma  Theological  Seminary  is  the  C.P  Mathew  Memorial  Library.  The  library  started functioning in 1926. It contains books of various languages such as English, Hindi and Malayalam. The books cover various areas such as  theology,  philosophy,  biblical  studies,  ministry,  subaltern  studies,  religious  studies,  biographies,  novels  etc.  The  library  houses  the theses submitted by the students of B.D, M.Th, and D.Th. There are also various commentaries and dictionaries. The reading area has the newspapers and periodicals. A computer centre functions in the library.

The current number of books are : 24,249
There are also a number of periodicals
Indian periodicals 74
Foreign periodicals 43


The archives functions as part of the library. The Archives section of the seminary library was inaugurated on December 21, 1976. This also hosts a museum containing historical items. The present M.C Varughese Memorial Archives and Museum building was inaugurated on May 24,1988 by his Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan.

Many historical documents are preserved here especially those relating to the history of the Malankara Syrian Church. There are many Syrian  books,  handwritten  documents  (manuscripts),  photos,  Palmyra  leaf  manuscripts,  etc.  There  is  also  present  a  chair  used  by Abraham  Malpan.  There  was  undertaken  a  digitization  of  the  archives  to  save  them.  Many  people,  even  those  from  outside  the Seminary use the services of the Archives for research.

Hours of working

Monday through Friday
Morning 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m
Evening 8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m
Sunday closed

Contact Information

Mar Thoma Theological Seminary
PB No 287, Kottayam, India. 686001
Phone : 04812568166
Email : mttseminary@gmail.com