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I became a member of the State Central Library (Public Library, Thiruvanantha
puram) in 1980. Some years later, I acquired a life membership by paying the requisite amount. When I went to borrow books some weeks ago, after an absence of 19 years, having been employed in a neighbouring State, I was asked, none too politely, to put the books back. I was no longer a member. Depriving me of my lifetime membership under any condition, especially by an institution of the State, is an illegal act and a breach of a contract.