Medical College Library

SRM Medical College And Hospital Research Centre
'Welcome to the Medical Library of SRM University
"Paropakaram Itham Sareeram" is oft-quoted line which means that our birth is to do service to others and society at large, the best that one can provide to the society is :Medical Service.

About Us
As a dynamic and integral part of the academic and scholarly enterprise, the medical Library of SRM University is an essential component of the institute's outstanding research and intellectual mission, to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to the community and beyond. The Library occupies a place of pride in the University and seeks to provide high quality information services, instruction, and resources to our University clientele: the students, faculty, researchers, and staff of the University. It is a most lively place on the campus providing a safe and comfortable and friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promoting discovery and scholarship.

Our Mission
Our Mission is to enable medical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we create, acquire, deliver and integrate information to support excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Our Vision

The Medical Library exists to serve, support, and enhance the teaching, learning and research needs of the medical community by:

  • Delivering the highest quality information when, where, and in the form needed.
  • Contributing to the development of knowledge within the academic community.
  • Providing education to ensure effective use of information and information-gathering methodologies for lifelong learning.
  • Collaborating with educators, researchers and healthcare providers in planning and executing the information components of programs conducted by those groups.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of information technology and advances in hearth sciences informatics in order to improve the distribution of information.
  • Fostering the use of resources by alerting users to new products and actively promoting the full range of library services.
  • Encouraging interaction with clientele to determine priorities and evaluate programs.
  • Contributing to the scholarship of health sciences librarianship and informatics, and participate in University, professional and community activities.
  • 'Recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse, exceptional faculty and staff committed to the achievement of the Library's Mission.
  • Creating an exemplary program of library outreach to the 'University community and beyond.

Our Location

Library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life"..... : Norman Cousins
The Medical Library is located at the first and second floor of the Medical College Building. The total area of library is 2638 Sq. Mt and is well protected with fire alarms and other safety measures.

First Floor

  • Browsing section
  • Outside reading room for students
  • Technical section
  • Digital library
  • Librarians room

Second Floor

  • Circulation counter
  • Reprographic section
  • Staff reading room
  • Journals
  • Reading Hall
  • Books
  • Binding

Our Regular Hours

Monday – Saturday - 8 AM to 8 PM
Sunday & Other holidays -  9 AM to 4 PM
Library is open on all 365 days ('Except on Deepavali)

Our Resources
1. Print material
I. Books: We have a collection of 19184 books on ‘Medical and allied sciences consisting of 9549 titles.
II. Journals: Our Library subscribes 103 International and 78 National journals including WHO Global subscription.
III. Back volumes: There are about 1967 International and 559 National bound volumes of journals.

2. Non - print material
We have 1193 CD/DVD collections. An offline facility of Medline database is available in CD 'ROM format from 1966 - Mar. 2007·

3. Online Resources
(a) MEDLINE database ovidmd.ovid.com

(b) Scopus database www.scopus.com
MEDLARS (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) is a computerized biomedical bibliographic retrieval system. In 1971 an online version called MEDLINE (“MEDLARS Online”) became available. 
(b) Online Journals
Springer – http://www.springerlink.com
Elsevier – http://www.clinicalkey.com
(c) 'E - Question Bank

Automation
The library is fully automated with in-house developed software and barcode technology. An OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) has been created for easy search and two terminals are provided to facilitate access.

Apart from Central Library each department has separate Department Library which contains 100 – 110 books.

Our User Services

  • Reprographic facility
  • Internet facility
  • Database Search through MEDLINE, CINAHL & SCOPUS
  • Document Delivery Service (Digital & Printer)
  • Open Access Facilities for Textual Documents
  • Provision of Separate Reading rooms for Students and faculty members
  • Journals of National and International repute

General Rules & Regulations

  • All members should bring identity card and should be produced whenever it is required.
  • Personal books files, folders, folders, etc. (except scribbling pad are not allowed inside the library. Members have to deposit their personal belongings at the 'Property Counter near the entrance.
  • Make entry in the Library 'Register while entering and leaving the library with time legibly.
  • Leave the books on the reading table while leaving the library and don't reshelf them.
  • Personal books and notes can be read in the area exclusively allotted for it (Outside reading room).
  • Strict silence should be observed inside the library.
  • 'Using of Cell Phone, Head Phone inside the library is totally prohibited:  If anybody found using, it will be seized.
  • Underlining, overwriting, folding or any sort of damage to the books is strictly prohibited. If any such damage/marking is found, the member should pay penalty along with the cost of the books on the spot.
  • Not withstanding anything contained in these rules, the decision of the authorities in all matters shall be final and binding
    The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an 'Egyptian king wrote over his library, "'The medicines of the soul' Oliver Wendell Holmes.