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.
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 :
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.
Semi-professional staff members are working in library.
Shobha Estar Dhenamani
Services Rendered by the Library :
Literature Review Services
Electronic Information Services
- Online Search
Document Delivery Services
Inter Library Loan