Date:26-09-2017 05:49:18  
Last Updated: 25-Sep-2017 23:02:44
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Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
(A University Established Under State Act)
Hyderabad - 500082, Telangana State, India

NIMS,Bibinagar

Library

NIMS library has excellent facility,  perhaps the best among all medical Libraries in Telangana. The floor area of the library is 5000 sq.ft. It has the capacity to accommodate 120 users at a time. 

The library regularly issues classified acquisition lists, provides reference services and assists to the Faculty, Residents, Scholars, Students of NIMS like B.P.T, M.P.T, B.Sc & M.Sc (Nursing) and other paramedical courses. It also serves Technical, Nursing, Paramedical and Administrative Staff of NIMS and also to the regular trainees/observers from outside the institute.

Timings of the library:

Reference section (hall-II)        -           9 a.m to 1 a.m

Reading hall-I                         -           24/7

Arrangement of Reading & Other Materials:

 NIMS Library has the following arrangement of its document collection and other facilities: 

  • Books and Journals keeps in open access system.
  • Books are arranged according to the classification scheme: DDC
  • OPAC terminals (2 nos) are kept near entrance for consultation.
  • Current Journals are displayed alphabetically in Hall-II.
  • Bound Volumes of Periodicals are arranged alphabetically in Hall-II
  • Reference collection & books are arranged by subject wise in Hall-II.
  • Newsletters, Pamphlets and other miscellaneous letters are kept in Hall-II.
  • Photocopier Machine is located near the main entrance of the library.
  • Internet terminals are located in Hall-I near entrance.
  • Latest arrivals and reference stands are kept in Hall -II.
  • Theses and dissertations are arranged in Hall-II. (Alphabetically by Subject)

   Resources (up to 31-12-2011):

 
 

 

Type of Documents

Quantity

Books

7404

Current Journals (Print)

174

Back volumes

10217

Theses/Dissertations

1230

CD ROMs / DVDs

100

Reprints

379

Library Services

  • Circulation of list of recent additions in the library through email alert.
  • Circulation of list periodicals subscribed during the year.
  • NIMS Library Serial Holdings list.
  • Guide to the NIMS library. 

Photocopying service: Ultra modern Photocopying facilities are made available. Working Hours: 12 NOON to 8 PM 

Internet facility: Internet facility is open for the Faculty, Residents and Students of NIMS only for information searches, with priority for studies and research. {Timings: 9 am to 1 am} 

HOLIDAYS: Reference section of the Library will remain closed on:

Sankranthi, Republic day, Mahasivaratri, Holi, Ugadi, Sri rama navami, Good Friday, Independence day, Ramzan, Vijaya Dasami, Gandhi jayanthi, Deepavali, Bakrid and Christmas day.

Reading hall-I of the library works 24/7


Integrated Library Operations with TLSS 

An Unlimited Multi User Library Automation Software with Web OPAC (TLSS) was procured in the year 2008. This library application software provided facilities for acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serial control and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) to provide quick search of books to the users. Library has started using Bar-code technology.  The library prepared a database for all the books / Back volumes, loose journals and other reading materials by entering the data and was made available for access the data present in the library for the benefit of users. 

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

Library has replaced its card catalogue with Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) terminals (2 numbers) for users near the entrance of the Library.  The Library database consists of all the books, back volumes of periodicals, current journals and theses & dissertations.Users can search the database by Author, Title, Classification number, Subject, Journal title, Accession Number, Phrase/word, Boolean search to know whether a book/document is there in the Library or not, its status with reservation facility if the book is issued out.


Membership to the outsiders - Individuals and Institutions: 

NIMS library offers membership to the external individuals and institutions for their study and reference purpose on payment basis.

User Education:

The library is supporting the teaching and research needs of institute.  User education helps in extensive use of library resources and services. The library has actively participated in the orientation programs organized for new users and made presentations about library facilities, resources and services. 

Conclusion:

The library has grown enormously over decades and reasonable infrastructure to meet all its requirements.  It has computerized all its operations and has provided access to the collection through web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (webOPAC) in the library systems.  During the year 2011, it has made significant progress in several areas.  Further improvement of the quality of services, achieving higher degree of users’ satisfaction and modernization of its operations is the main aim of the library.