In-house reading service is available to all library users. Separate reading halls for undergraduates, PGs and faculty members comprising of 286 seats have been provided. In addition, the open reading area of the library provides 100 more seats for reading purposes.
Only the teaching faculty and postgraduate students are entitled for home lending. The service is subject to lending policy
of the library.
Easylib library management software is being used for library operations and bibliographical control. Bibliographic details of the print and other resources available in the library are computerised and easily accessible online through Intranet. OPAC search is provided in the library premises as well as in academic departments. A separate computer is provided near the main counter of the library for the purpose of catalogue search. The OPAC helps users to search a book by author/editor, title, keyword, subject, department, publisher etc. It also helps to find the location of a particular book, whether a book is issued, the due date, details of the borrower and allows reservation of an issued book. Searching of the subscribed journals, details of journal issues received, back issues, details of non-print materials acquired by the library and list of latest additions to the library are possible through the OPAC.
New users are educated regarding Central Library’s resources, facilities and services through orientation. Library also publishes a ‘User Guide’ that provides all the details.
Following practices are implemented by the library to create awareness among the users with regard to new resources available:
- Display of new arrivals
- Display of list of new arrivals on library’s notice board
- Circulating of the list of new arrivals in various subjects to the departments concerned
- Through e-mail
Computer & Internet
The Information Centre of the Central Library is equipped with 25 computers and other accessories meant for library users. The computers connected with 100 mbps band width Internet connectivity. The facility enables the users to prepare academic materials and access electronic resources. Users must respect rules applicable to Computer and Internet service.
Self-Search Training & Mediated Search
Library holds regular self-search training to help postgraduate students and new faculty members. It also runs mediated searches on request from the users.
Central Library has uploaded its journal collection to the PubMed LinkOut
. The service helps Central Library users to find the full text of the references they can get from the immediate collection and also from electronic journals subscribed and freely accessible.
Central Library is a member of DELNET
. The journal publications required by the users which are not available in library’s collection are arranged either from DELNET or libraries of other medical colleges in the region.
Library maintains a Bone library for the convenience of the undergraduate students for use within the library. List of bones available in the library is maintained and kept at the circulation counter.
Printing & Photocopying
Printing and photocopying facility is provided in the library at Re.1.00 per exposure. The facility is available from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on working days and from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on holidays. Photocopying service is strictly subject to copyright laws. Photocopying of only one chapter in case of a book or one article in case of a journal issue is permitted under the copyright law.
Scanning of text and images for personal use may be availed on payment.