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J.N. Medical College Library

Faculty Library, J.N. Medical College, AMU


INTRODUCTION


Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU has a distinction of having one of the best medical libraries of India. It came into existence in the year 1962 with the establishment of the college. Since then the library has been a major source of reference for about 2000 users of the J.N. Medical College, Z.A. Dental College, Institute of Ophthalmology and The School of Nursing along with the students of other related / allied departments of AMU.


The mission of the library is to advance education, research and scholarship by meeting the information needs of its clientele through high quality resources and services. Since its inception, the library continues to make rapid progress and now it is a premier knowledge hub equipped with latest ICT tools and technologies. The National Medical Library (NML), New Delhi has selected this library to provide free full-text access to 235+ e-journals in the field of Health & Allied Sciences under the Consortia ERMED.


Initially the library had a collection of few thousands books and periodicals with a few staff members but later the library continued to make progress with the increasing number of the  students from time to time. Now the library has a collection of more than fifty thousand of books and subscribes to about 100 national and international printed journals in various specialties and maintains its archived collection of old journals (bound volumes). With rapidly shifting paradigm from print to online, a large number of e-resources/databases are made available for students and faculty to access and download health and allied sciences literature. One of the most important information tool for healthcare professionals namely UpToDate has been recently subscribed to access the latest health information for PG students, clinicians, and other faculties of the JNMC.


It serves the medical community by providing an extensive collection of information sources to support the faculty of medicine research, teaching and patients care missions. It also provides personal assistance to the faculty, staff and students who have difficulty or complex queries or simply need help finding and using the appropriate resources.


The library is now fully Air-conditioned with separate AC rooms exclusively for PG students / Interns and faculty members. It also provides free WiFi facility to students and staff members for accessing e-resources.



MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE LIBRARY

    • To provide high quality and up-to-date healthcare information resources to cater to the curriculum and research needs of medical fraternity;
    • To develop, maintain and provide a wide range of library services and facilities with the use of latest ICTs;
    • To organize user orientation and Information Literacy training programmes for the promotion and optimum utilization of  library resources and services

LIBRARY FACILITIES

  • Book Bank Facility

  • Book Circulation

  • Reading Space

  • Computer & Internet / MEDLARS Facility

  • Photocopying & Scanning

  • Cafeteria


LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Educational Services/Curriculum Support

  • Reference & Information Services

  • Library Orientation & Information Literacy Trainings

  • Research Support

  • Library Email Alerts