The aim of central library of Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute is to serve the varied needs of its many readers efficiently. The library makes available to the undergraduates post graduates, super specialties, paramedical students with a wide collection of medical literature including books, journals, reference sources, pamphlets electronic resources like e-books and e-journals of the library. Library has a membership with DELNET and thro’ this various service are obtained.
This library a “Knowledge Resource Centre” is located in an independent building, in three stories complex affiliated with MAHER. This library is well designed, central air conditioned, with fire alarm, fully equipped with furnitures & with pleasant atmosphere. The layout of and floor area of each floor is 1393 Sq.mts. College started functioning from 2002 onwards. Library is functioning from 8.00AM to 10.00PM from Monday to Saturday and 9.00AM to 3.00 PM on Sundays.
Ground floor has got 250 seats in one main reading hall, one room for faculties with 50 seats and another for PG students with 30 seats. In addition to these 330 seats, in the first floor 250 seats are available for the users to read their own books.
The central library has 20,112 of books 439 e-books, subscribing for 49 International and 80 National journals and has 2778 back volumes. We are also subscribing for 1670 electronic journals. We follow open access system. To make it user friendly the library books are classified according to library of congress and National library of Medicine classification and arranged them in the shelves by subject.
In the 2nd floor we have a skill lab with air conditioner. We have the following manikins in which all the students are undergoing medicine education training.
It should have technological innovation, global reputation and good collections, dedicated staff ready access to its resources through remote services. The library should provide separate rooms for interaction, group study, seminar, halls to organize conferences. Librarian should create user friendly atmosphere in and around of the library, to elevate the standard.
Library automation software installed OPAC (Open Public access catalogue) is available charging and discharging work is computerized No. of e-resources are added to the total collection.
The next generation people are tech savvy – the day they are born, they know how to use electronic gadgets. They are more ambitious to use digital tools and technologies though it distracts. They do not have patience till we search and give the information. Hence libraries should be digitalized and more and more modern tools should be installed to meet the needs of the end users. In this competitive world the librarian needs to be a good administrator, should have excellent communication skills and should be knowledgeable to provide information to the end users. Librarian should be well equipped, should information technology skills and attitude to help users.
Librarians continue to be knowledge professionals to the advancement of medical education, healthcare and researches to reach a level of excellence in all the fields