About Akshara Library

'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:

  1. To develop a comprehensive and up to date collection of information resources required for teaching-learning, practice and research in physiotherapy, nursing and allied sciences.
  2. To establish and provide services to optimize the use of information resources available/accessible.
  3. To create infrastructure necessary to offer services to the satisfaction of Library users.
  4. To deploy latest information and communication technology that would enable users to access information resources from their work places.
  5. To develop a team of motivated and well trained staff.


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.


Advisory Committee

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.