Education is a life–long process. It is never ending. In the age of information explosion, information is a dynamic and unending source that effects all disciplines and all walks of life. Libraries are the sources for continuum of education and are playing an important role in getting relevant information. The Central Library of E.S.I.-P.G.I.M.S.R. and E.S.I.C. Medical College is located at the 2nd Floor of the Academic Building with floor area of more than 3000 sq. ft.
Users have facility of for easy browsing, reading and borrowing of Books and Journals. The library continues to be an essential component of our Institute’s research and treatment mission. Our Central Library caters to the need of M.B.B.S. students, Research Scholars, Post Graduate Students, Senior Residents, Junior Residents, Medical Teaching Faculty and Other Doctors and Paramedical Staff of the Institute. The library follows open access system and the books are arranged using Decimal Classification (D.D.C.) scheme.
Our library is partially automated. Cataloguing and circulation system is automated. We have recently installed Koha library software to set up an automated library system. Koha is an open-source integrated library management system software, with a MySQL based relational SQL database backend. Koha’s front end is accessible from any modern up-to-date browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome). Once completed, this initiative would serve as the backbone of the smart Library. All the computers of the library are connected through LAN.
Our 24*7 online library system & information services available in Web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (WEBOPAC) https://esipgimsrjoka-opac.l2c2.co.in The ultimate goal of this Web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (WEBOPAC) is to enable patrons to browse library collection online beyond the physical boundary of the college. Wi-Fi infrastructure has already been in place recently.
The library also aims at increasing the electronic footprint by subscribing to N-List, the UGC initiative of electronic and online journal consortium exclusively meant for colleges.
|Monday - Friday||9:00 AM to 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Monday - Friday||9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM to 12:00 noon|
|Total Number of Medical Books||15,000|
|Total Number of Journals||111 (National - 71; Foreign - 40)|