LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE (Library)
The “AIMS Learning Resource Centre ” being one among the core department in the Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences has been established in the year 1986 with a sole purpose to quench the thirst of knowledge and to fulfill the concerned needs of both the faculty and the students. It aims to provide documents, information and environment that can be helpful in imparting education, promoting research and development thereby leading to improved patient care pertaining to medical education. The existing state –of-the-art new modern library is centrally air conditioned and well-furnished for end users. The library has Wi-Fi facilities to browse and access of resources in any part of the premises. This library has formulated and adopted its Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives in tune with the institutional objectives of the parent organization to serve for the better utility.
The mission of the library is to provide high quality, convenient, timely and affordable access to highly relevant or focused information resources and information research services to health science professionals of the Institution.
To be one of the state-of-art medical library in India by inspiring and enhancing world class teaching, learning, research and clinical care through the use of our collections, facilities, services & expertise.
To support the curriculum with quality information resources.
To support academic excellence, faculty research and contribute to student success by improving reference and library instruction services.
To provide both intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of forms.
To provide easier access to resources through the utilization of the websites, and
All the library users will be assisted by friendly, professional staff trained in determining users needs and in locating relevant information in a timely manner.
To build up a relevant collection of information materials to disseminate the necessary bio-medical information to clinicians, academic staffs, researchers, health planners and other health professionals.
Development of an efficient medical information system to facilitate overall support to teaching, learning and training and research activities of the concerned bio-medical fields, and
To improve the standards of Medical education including research.
The Learning Resource Center is located in the eastern part of the college premises and the physical space of the building is 2936.00 Sq. Mtrs. Adequate provisions have been made for each of the section in a planned way and designed according to the functional needs of the Library and Information Centre on modern lines. The physical space is being divided into different sections like:
1. Information Desk
2. Circulation Desk
3. Newspaper and Magazine
4. Property counter
5. Senior Librarian Office
6. Staff room
7. Collection development section
8. Binding section
9. Acquisition section
10. Reprography section
11. Rest room
12. Undergraduate reading section
13. Stack Area
14. Digital library section ( 50 work stations)
15. Book Bank section
16. Current periodical display section
17. Postgraduate reading section
18. Back volume of periodical section
19. Staff reading section
21. Audio -visual room
22. Personal book reading room
The Library is being assisted by friendly, professional staffs headed by H.G.Kumaraswamy, the Librarian Senior. The mode of access is open access.
The Library is kept open throughout the year except declared holidays from 9-00 a.m. to 10-00 p.m
The Reading Room for personal books remains open round the clock throughout the year.
Books: The Central Library has in its collection of over 19,926 Volumes, which includes Text books, Reference books, Technical Reports, Atlases, Dissertations, Government and World Health Organization (WHO) Publications related to each and every branch of medicine are available for regular reading and reference to the students and staffs along with many other books on General Reading including News Papers and popular Magazines.
The library has separate collection on Book Bank.
The library is subscribing for 145 ( 75 Indian, 70 Foreign ) research journals of national and international repute covering all specialties of medical sciences including WHO Periodicals.
Back Volumes of journals:
Library has a collection of 5227 back volumes of journals.
The library has access to more than 296 electronic journals followed by e-books in many hundreds, On-line databases, CME’s, Clinics of North America, and so on from HELINET Consortia of RGUHS, Bengaluru.
The library has access to more than 242 electronic journals from National Medical Library’s Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED) Consortium, Managed by National Medical Library, New Delhi.
It also facilitates for On-line databases such as “medIND, ICMR, Union Catalogue of bio-medical journals from medical libraries at National Level and NLM databases, PubMed, Medline Plus, BioMED Central and other popular databases at International Level.
The library has 777 CD-Rom in its collection.
There is a separate section of Audio-Visual facilities in the library
The medical seminars and Orientation workshop are conducted
Audio-Video cassettes on different areas of medicine are having in the library collection.
The library provided the following value added services to its users in addition to all routine type of services.
Circulation of books / periodicals.
In-house reading and reference facilities.
Inter-library loan / Document delivery.
Current Awareness Services.
OPAC ( Online Public Access Catalogue)
Circulation / Lending procedure
Learning Resource Centre is providing book circulation (lending) service for the benefit of library user’s community. Books will be issued on presentation of the library card / Identify card. Student are instructed to check the books while borrowing and they will be responsible for any type of damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return.
The teaching staff and PG student can borrow reference books and current journals for a maximum of 3 days for teaching purposes.
Library collection (DATA as on 03-02-2018)
Total No. of Books
Total No. of PG Dissertations
Total No. of Journals (Print + Online)
Current Subscription of Print Journals
Total No. of E-Journals
HELINET Consortium of RGUHS, Bengluru
ERMED Consortium, Managed by National Medical Library, New Delhi.
Back Volumes of Journal
Total No. of CD’s
Total No. Audio Cassettes
Total No. of Video Cassettes
Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations of the library are as follows:
Users will be allowed to the library only on presentation of the College Identity Card / Library Card.
Signature of the user is a must in the entry register at the time of entering and leaving the library.
Personal belongings like Bags, aprons and other receptacles are not allowed inside the library. Such articles are to be left in the property counter provided in the library. Users are advised not to keep their valuables in the property counter. The library accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of any articles so left.
Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The library cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings.
Personal books are not allowed to the library.
Library is meant only for reference sake. The staff members and PG’s can get the loan facilities on subject to the condition of the publication purposes/journal clubs for a period of 3 days.
Books, journals, etc. taken from the shelves for reading are to be left on the tables after use and ‘not’ returned to the shelves.
All users leaving the library must show all books, folders, papers, etc. in their possession at the entrance counter to ensure nothing from the library is being taken out. Users may also be required to open for inspection any receptacle carried out of the library.
All books/journals and other library materials are to be used with care.
Library is meant for individual study, engaging in conversation/group discussion inside the library is strictly prohibited.
No user shall deface the library books by underlining or scribbling notes in the margins, etc.
Chairs and tables and other library equipment, fittings and furniture may not be marked, defaced, disarranged. Users should not place their feet on chairs or tables.
Loss or damage to library material on loan to a user should be reported immediately. The user must pay the cost of replacing a lost or seriously damaged book or other item; in addition to that he/she has to pay the fine.
Mobiles phones are strictly prohibited in the library reading halls.
Strict silence, decorum and discipline must be maintained in the Library.
All library users when making copies of library materials should strictly observe copyright law and Photocopy of thesis or its part is not allowed.
Computers are for educational use only. The use of the Internet in the library is for reference work. Accessing unauthorized sites, playing games, chatting etc. are strictly prohibited.
Library users should not change in the settings on the computers provided in the library.
The library is closely monitored by closed circuit camera & TV.
Notices, handouts or related material may only be displayed in the library with the permission of the Librarian and in an approved fashion.
The above mentioned rules and regulations are subject to periodical reviews and revisions. Failure to compel with library rules and regulations may result in the loss of library privileges and may lead to college disciplinary measures.