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Introduction :
Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute is one of the premier reputed Medical College in India, which is established in 1955 by Government of Karnataka. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute has a century old well-organized, well recognized teaching hospitals known as Victoria Hospital established in 1906. Similarly equally recognized teaching hospitals such as Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Vanivilas Hospitals, Institute of Ophthalmology, ENT, SDS Sanitarium are attached as teaching hospital to Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute. Bangalore Medical College Bangalore Medical College, Library and Information Centre is located in independent block which is one of the repositories of medical knowledge and forming an integral part of the institution. It is rich in its collection over the past five decades. This Library has long history, starting with the closed-access of earlier times to the present –day hybrid, digital and Electronic Library that use the latest technology for provision of information through various services. With dedicated Library staff the library staff the library is servicing the medical user community with the right medical information at right time. The library has developed the resources and collection that is required for the student community of the institution. Originally, textbooks were simply the teacher’s lecture notes which were often sold lecture by lecture. Even today, many textbooks remain only slightly more than lecture notes. But BMC Library recognized the importance of textbooks and reference materials in higher education from inception and firmly trying to extend the best to its users.


Library Building :
Library and Information Centre 2270 Sq ft. of floor area spread over in two floors with the provision for textbooks section, reference section, stock area, back volume area, periodical section, dissertation section, audio/video section, reprographic section, computer workstation with internet facility and access to e-resources, Librarian office and technical section and own book reading area.
Library Automation :
We are using TLS (developed by Total IT Solutions, New Delhi) software for automation. We are having following basic modules of this software.

  1. Cataloguing System
  2. Circulation System
  3. Acquisition System
  4. Serial Control System
  5. Article Indexing

Ancillary Modules                   

  1. Web OPAC
  2. Stat. Statistical Usage

Computer Centre :
The computer center is fully established last year.  As per the Government order a Gazzetted Officer is nominated as Information Officer.  Four old computers are upgraded to Pentium III, and one computer is purchased under APICON fund.  The center is having its own Internet connection and E-Mail facilities catering to the needs of the faculty members and students.
The college is linked to National Medical Library, New Delhi through computer and it is very useful to have latest journals via E-mail.  This is the only Medical College in the State to have this facility.


Library Budget :


S.No.

Year

Budget Alloted

01

2002-2003

22,500 Lakhs

02

2003-2004

24,000 Lakhs

03

2004-2005

31,000 Lakhs

04

2005-2006

27,000 Lakhs

05

2006-2007

30,000 Lakhs

06

2007-2008

35,000 Lakhs

 

Library Staff :
The Library services depend on the Professional staff. A Medical Library requires academically and professionally well-qualified staff. As the library is a growing organism, the number of library staff of BMC library should be increased commensurate with the growth in the book collection, budget and users.
Professional staff members are working in library.


S no.

Name

Designation

01

N.Bharathi

Senior Librarian

02

M.B.Shivshankar Murthy

Senior Librarian

03

G.S.Ramesh Naik

Librarian

Semi-professional staff members are working in library.


S no.

Name

Designation

01

R. Lakshmamma

Attendor

02

Sidde Gowda

Reprographer

03

Rajamma

Attendor

04

Shobha Estar Dhenamani

Attendor

Services Rendered by the Library :


S.No.

Services

01

Reference Services

02

Bibliographic Services

03

Circulation Services

04

Literature Review Services

05

Electronic Information Services

    • E-journals
    • E-books
    • Dissertations
    • PubMed
    • Online Search

06

Document Delivery Services

  • Photocopying
  • Documentation
  • Indexing and Abstacting

07

Inter Library Loan​

E-book link.docx