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Suresh Kumar, P.K & Soiya, A. (2019). Application of green concepts in the libraries of Thiruvananthapuram: an investigation. Library Philosophy and Practice
The present study aims to judge the green concepts in the library buildings of Thiruvananthapuram by the key areas listed by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) such as site location, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials, indoor air quality, and a bonus category for innovation and design. The data for the study was collected from the chief librarian and the users of the major libraries in Thiruvananthapuram such as Kerala University Library (KUL), State Central Library (SCL), Kerala Legislature Library (KLL), Regional Cancer Centre Library (RCCL), VSSC library (VSSCL) and Centre for Development Studies Library (CDSL). The study analyzed the methods and techniques adopted for greening libraries. The data collected from 259 users of the libraries under study through stratified random sampling. A five point Likert scale was used for identifying the attitude of the users towards greening concepts. It was found that Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Library occupied the top position followed by Kerala University Library in the adoption of greening concepts and methods. The users of State Central library and Kerala Legislature library have positive attitude towards the introduction of green concepts in their libraries.