The Department of Library and Information Science, Kannur University was established in the year 2009 at Thalassery Campus, Palayad. The founder Director of the Department was the Emeritus Professor in the field of Library and Information Science, Dr. M. Bavakutty. From 2012 to 2016 Dr. Dinesan C. became the Course Director of the Department. The Head in charge of the Department during 2016 to 2020 was Ms. Ramya A.V. The present Head of the Department is Dr. K.C Abdul Majeed. The Department shifted to Thavakkara Campus, Kannur in 2018 February and is presently functioning in the Central Library Building of the University.