Mission and Objectives
To promote knowledge generation and application through effective dissemination to keep all Library users aware on the latest developments in the field of course curriculum and research and its related areas in and around the world.
Within the framework of the TOMCHRC-Central Library operates with the following objectives.
Know Your Library. Library Timings. Library Committee. Library Staff. Library Infrastructure Library Collection, Library Services & Facilities. E. Resources Link. OPAC Link. Future Plans.
Guidelines for Fair Use of E-Resources at TOMCH & RC Central Library: Usage Policy.
The Central Library subscribes thousands of E-Resources directly through the publishers and HELINET Consortium. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that the use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher.
About Central Library:
The oxford Medical College Central Library is well equipped with Medical Text/Reference Books, Periodicals, CDs, DVDs, bound volumes, National and International Journals. The E- Library Facilities also include HELINET. The centrally air Conditioned and Automated library complements the rich learning experience. In library separate information centre with 40 computers having dedicate high speed internet connection is made available. All library staff members are well qualified in Central Library to assist and guide the readers in locating the information they are looking for in the central Library.
Know Your Library:
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP:
All Students, faculty members and administrative staff of the TOMCH&RC.
1.PROCEDURE FOR MEMBERSHIP:
1.1 Library Membership Form will be issued in the library between the library working hours.
1.2 Submit the membership form to the Librarian along with 2 stamp size photographs and photocopy of fee receipt.
1.3 The newly joined faculty shall get the library cards on showing their appointment orders.
2. CIRCULATION POLICY:
2.1 Borrowing facilities are given only to the member of the library against Borrower’s Ticket/card.
2.2 Two Books are issued to Faculty members for the period of one month.
2.3 Two Books are issued to students for the period of 15 days.
2.4 New Books can only be issued after technical processing has been completed.
2.5 Reference books, rare books, unbounded periodicals may not be issued generally except with the written permission of the librarian.
2.6 The members shall be allowed to refer books in the Library only after submitting their ID card to the Librarian.
2.7 No faculty/student can take two books of the same title and author.
2.8 The librarian shall have the power to refuse the issue of a book to any member or he can recall any book without assigning any reason thereby.
3. RENEWAL OF ISSUED BOOKS:
3.1 Documents borrowed should be presented physically for renewal.
3.2 Documents will be renewed only if there are no reservations.
3.3 In case of reserved document, same will be allotted to the borrower foremost in the reservation list.
4. OVER DUES CHARGES:
4.1 If books are not returned on due date, an overdue charge 2. 00 Rupees cost per day will be charged.
4.2 All members should return the books borrowed from the library before they proceed on a long period of leave. Borrowers will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation of the document noticed at the time of returning.
4.3 Members should return all the library books and cards while taking no due certificate from library.
4.4 If a member does not pay the library dues, the privilege of borrowing books may be suspended till he/she pays the requisite amount.
5. REMINDERS: Librarian may send reminders for the overdue books.
6. LOSS OF BOOKS /DAMAGE:
In case any book is lost /damaged by the member, the member shall replace the book or pay the double the cost of the lost book with Rs. 50/- processing fees. If one book lost in the volumes of the set, the reader has to replace the whole set.
7. LOSS OF TICKETS:
The members are responsible for the Borrower’s Cards issued to them. In case of loss of Borrower’s Card, the borrower must report immediately to the Librarian. The reader must pay Rs.50/-for each duplicate Borrower’s ticket.
Monday to Friday: 8 .30 AM to 10.30 PM
Saturday to Sunday : 8.30 A M to 7.30 PM
All Government Holiday is Holiday
The Library Subscribes to 30 international 100 National Journals. The Library has a rich collections of books on Medical and Para Medical including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, etc. Besides, Library also has a good collection in Health Sciences.
|Particulars||No. of Copies|
|Total No. of Books in Central Library
Total No. of Books in Departmental Library
Grand Total No. of Books in The Institution
|Total No. of Titles in Central Library
Total No. of Titles in Departmental Library
Grand Total No. of Titles in The Institution
|Total No. of National Journals||70|
|Total No. of International Journals||30|
|Total No. of e-Books||5198|
|Total No. of e-Journals||328|
|Total No. of e-Year Books||28|
|Total No. of CD’s||687|
|Total No. of DVD’s||152|
|Times of India||English||Daily|
|Competition Success Review||Monthly|
|Dr. Jummappa M Chalawadi||Member Secretary|
|Dr. Suresh N M||Member|
|Dr. Sendil Kumaran||Member|
|Dr. p. Sarswathi Devi||Member|
|Dr. Naveen Kumar B.J||Member|
|Dr. Lalitha Hirematha||Member|
|Dr. Dinesh Rao||Member|
|Dr. K.G. Prakash||Member|
|Dr. Rajini M||Member|
|Dr. Sudhir Naik||Member|
|Dr. Nisarga R||Member|
|Dr. Ramesh G||Member|
|Dr. Jummappa M C||MLISc, M. Phil, Ph.D. UGC-NET, K-SET,||Chief Librarian|
|Mr.Ramesha. J||MLISc, M.Sc, M.Phil (Ph.D)||Dy. Librarian|
|Mr.Ramakrishna||MLISc, M.Phil (Ph.D)||Document list|
|Mr. Madhusudan||MLISc||Assistant Librarian|
|Mr. Gagan K S||MLISc||Assistant Librarian|
|Mr. Madukar Roa||MLISc||Assistant Librarian|
|Mr. Narayanaswamy||D.Lib.Sc.||Library Assistant|
|Mr.Charan Kumar B.A||D.Lib.Sc.||Library Assistant|
|Mr. Mallikarjun N||D.Lib.Sc.||Library Assistant|
|Miss. Sushmitha M||PUC||Peons|
Library area: 3100 sq mts
No. Computers: 40
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Classification Scheme: DDC
Cataloguing Code: AACR-2
Internal Seating Capacity (Students): 150
External Seating Capacity (Students): 150
Reference Section (Seating Capacity) 24
Journal Section (Seating Capacity): 24
Bound Volume (Seating Capacity): 24
Staff Seating Capacity: 36
Resident Reading Room: 18
Library Sections, Services and Facilities
|1||Open Access System|
|4||Digital Library services|
|5||OPAC Search Service|
|6||Internet Browsing Service|
|7||CD’s Browsing Service|
|9||Computer and Printing|
|10||Newspaper Clipping Service|
|11||Information Display and Notification|
|12||Display of New Arrivals|
The Digital Library has designed, developed and evolved the state-of-the-art HELINET Consortium of scholarly international e-journals, e-books and databases to meet the needs of academic and research community of health science disciplines in the state of Karnataka through Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
HELINET - Health Science Library & Information Network conceived by the RGUHS since 2002.The HELINET Consortium was started with a vision to improve the quality of education and research in the colleges affiliated to RGUHS in the state of Karnataka through enhanced access to high quality medical literature. HELINET’s goal is to deliver information to user’s desk-top, with round-the-clock-access. The Consortium has successfully accomplished the task of developing an e-journal and e-book consortium and a resource sharing model that networks 660+ health sciences colleges in the state of Karnataka.
HELINET Consortium is first of its kind in the country when it was started in the field of health sciences information network in the year 2002. About 600+ core international e-journals, 2000+ e-books, 1500+ videos and databases are being subscribed/ procured and provided to students and faculties and research scholars pursuing their studies in various faculties of health sciences of all the respective affiliated colleges under RGUHS. About a million of scientific articles are being downloaded annually by our academic community, which is a healthy recovery of investments and enhancement of academic standards empowering knowledge and skills.
The HELINET Consortium created a memorable picture in the mindset of users of health science community which is reflected in the usage of a download of 21000 full text articles in the year 2003 when it was launched and today, the usage goen-up over 8 lakhs articles download per year.
This is commendable growth in the utilization and progress in the e-awareness developed towards enrichment of scientific knowledge by the digital library and information centre of RGUHS. The HELINET Consortium has set a role model for adoption, implementation and extensive use by the larger medical community in the country as a National Focal Point.
We found some of the useful sites to access books/journals at free of cost following website address