The VIMS & RC Health Sciences Library is Spread Over 4,000 sq mts and can Accommodate 750 Students at a Time. It Provides Access to a Range of Databases on the Campus Network, E-Resources, and OPAC-Related Access to its Vast Collection. It has a Separate Audio-Visual Room, Computer Lab, Group Study Area and Private Study Area.
The VIMS & RC Central Library was Established in 2000 when the College Started Functioning. Year After Year it has Made Steady Progress and has Grown into a Collection of Medical Books, Journals Back Issues and Bound Volumes with Subscription of Indian and International Journals Yearly on Various Medical Subjects. Both the Central Library and the Department Libraries Have in Addition a Digital Library with Internet Facilities. Central Library is Fully Air Conditioned and Under CCTV Surveillance. The Library is Opening from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on all Workings Days.
VIMS & RC Central Library consists of the following sections
Central Library works with:
Central Library Reference Section
Own Book Reference Section
The Journals are issued to Interns, Postgraduate Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members. Audio-visual materials and CD-ROMs are for in-house use only.
References Services is a personal aid provided to the user by the library staff in interpreting library collection for study and research. The Library staffs assist users to locate needed information from the available information resources. On the basis of collection library provides services to its users.
Photocopying & Printing
Through this services library provides photocopies of articles from journals and books to the users as and when requested further users can also send and receive messages from library.
Current Awareness Services
Library has used four main ways to help health sciences professionals keep abreast of latest information.
HELINET Consortium Services from RGUHS
HELINET Consortium is a conglomeration of owning, sharing and accessing essential medical literature of core scholarly international e-journals, e-books and databases by all the colleges under this digital library network round-the-clock.
VIMS & RC is the member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science (RGUHS) HELINET Consortium. The consortium consists of the fallowing,
HELINET Resource Gateways
E-Databases: UpToDate, Clinical Key , Proquest, EBSCO, PubMed & DOAJ.
E-JOURNALS PUBLISHERS (Total Journals – 600+) Through: LWW, Clinical Key, BMJ, OUP, Bentham Science, Nature, Springer, Wiley Blackwell & Annual Reviews.
E-BOOKS – (8000+) Through: Clinical Key, Springer & Jaypee Digital.
Through this service library provides audio and video cassettes CD’s slides of teaching programs, in the A.V. Room.
Inter Library Loan Services
The library helps to obtain books from other medical colleges in Bangalore.
The computer lab of the library offers the following computer services to users
Mr. Srinivasa H V,
Chief Librarian and In-charge,
VIMS & RC Central Library,
Bengaluru – 560066, INDIA
Telephone +91080 28413381-85
Ext-2001, 2002, 2003.
Mob: +91 9620265606
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com