The Central Library of the Medical College - Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS) is mainly responsible for providing wide and efficient library and information services to the Administrative Officers, Faculty, Students and Staff of the Medical College. It functions under the administrative control of the DIRECTOR (ANIIMS), A&N Administration, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Central Library has been setup in a double storey building near the Administrative Block of the Medical College.
Computer & MEDLAR Room
Computer & Medlar: The Computer facility is provided by the Central Library only for educational use. 25 Desktop Computers with internet connection are available in the Computer and Medlar Room for students, faculty and staff of the Medical College. Only registered members of the Central Library are authorized to use the Computers, Internet facility or to access e-Resources.
A Xerox Machine is available in the Computer Lab for registered members of the Central Library.
Scan: All members of the Central Library can avail the scanning facility available in the Ground Floor of the Library or Computer & Medlar Room.
The printing facility is extended only to the Students and registered members of the Central Library. They can avail this facility in the Computer & Medlar Room and Ground Floor of the Central Library.
Newspaper & Magazine
The National Daily Newspapers, Local Daily Newspapers and Magazines are available in the Ground Floor of the Library.
Reading Room (Outside)
Outside Reading facilities are provided on the first floor of the Central Library for students, faculty and staff members of the Medical College. The seating capacity of the Reading Room is 120 including PG/Resident Room. All members can use this Reading Room for study and group discussion. Members can read their personal books in this room. The Reading Room (Outside) is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm on all days excluding 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October. One day old newspapers (National & Local) are also available in this room.
Reading Room (Inside)
Reading facility inside the Stack Room is also extended to the Faculty, Students and Staff of the Medical College. Personal books are not allowed in this room. All registered members can use our Reference Books which are not circulated. The seating capacity of this room is 103. The Stack Room is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm on all working days and from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Wednesday & Saturday.
Inter Library Loans
Through mutual agreements with local area and statewide libraries, the Central Library is able to borrow required books and study materials from these Libraries. A small fee may be charged for copying materials that cannot be circulated. Otherwise the materials can be used for fourteen (14) days or longer at no charge.
Book Bank Scheme
The Central Library has introduced Book Bank Scheme for helping the students belonging to economically and socially weaker sections of the society. The Book Bank facility has been extended to the students of all the categories on the basis of the income of their parents and the ceiling of the same is ₹2 lakhs per annum. Students can borrow 3-4 textbooks for the whole Semester and return back once the semester examination is over.
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The library collection comprises mainly of Medical Books and Indian & Foreign Medical Journals. The current collection of the medical books is 4052. The Central Library has also subscribed 42 print version of Medical Journals (Indian - 28 and Foreign – 14 as on 03.03.2016).
LIST of BOOKS LIST of JOURNALS