'Akshara' library started humbly in a small room of Physiotherapy College in the SDM Dental College campus in the year 1996. Since its inception it has grown rapidly into a vast database of knowledge with a well equipped information centre housed within it. Now it stands in the ground floor of Physiotherapy and Nursing College building occupying a total area of 3690 sq. ft. with books and other information materials catering to the needs of physiotherapists, nursing community, paramedical faculties & students. It provides calm, quiet and a friendly atmosphere. It subscribes to national and international journals in health sciences to provide the academic & clinical community the knowledge of latest research findings. The Library is kept open throughout the year on all days. Equipped with dedicated computers for Library users & a photocopying machine, the Library is growing every year by updating and adding new books & other materials in health sciences.
The objectives of the Akshara Library are:
Timings & Holidays
Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight
Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight
The Library remains closed on the following days: Ganesh Chaturthi and Deepavali Festivals
A well trained team of 10 staff comprising of professional, semi-professional and support staff assesses, acquires the information resources required and provide efficient service to the Library users.
The functioning of the Library is guided by an advisory committee constituted for the purpose. The committee under the chairmanship of the Medical Director meets once in three months.