The issue section has 3693 books as on 31.03.2012 and are displayed in 27 shelves for issue to the eligible members of the Library
The reference section has 3104 books as on 31.03.2012 in the medicine and allied subjects arranged in the order of basic subjects followed by clinical subjects and super specialty subjects which are available for reference to the eligible members of the Library. The books published during the last 5 years are kept in the reference section.
Old Books Section
There are about 6343 books arranged in the rear end of the issue section in chronological sequence from 1971 to 1990 for scrutiny by the Subcommittee on condemnation of old obsolete books for disposal.
There is a separate Book Bank from which books are issued to the SC/ST students on term basis through an additional membership card provided to them. About 50 students are currently availing this facility.
The Central Library has added 713 books in the reference section for the users which was procured for this year.
New Arrivals alert service
Newly procured books for the current year are displayed in the new arrivals rack in the reference section of the Central Library for the users.
Conference Alert service
Forthcoming conferences, seminars, workshops & competition pamphlets & circulars are displayed in the notice board of the Central Library for the information of the users.
Central Library provides CD-ROM search facility for the users. The Central Library has 300 CDs of books and journals maintained by the concerned staff of Central Library.
Question Paper Collection
The Central Library has previous years question papers for U.G. & P.G. courses for reference of the users of the Library. It is maintained by the Assistant Library and Information Officer of the Central Library.
Current Journals and periodicals Section
268 (Two hundred and sixty eight) journals from national and international publishers was subscribed for the year 2011. They are displayed in the display racks subject-wise in alphabetical order.
A separate section of WHO publications is maintained in the library. There are 2783 WHO publications available in the library and they are displayed in the racks. The Central Library subscribed to WHO Global Subscription Package for a sum of Rs. 50,000/- during the FY 2011-12. An updated catalogue book providing all the WHO publication details is available in the Library and it may be provided on request by the end users.
There is a separate section for the maintenance of theses and there are about 1900 theses /dissertations arranged according to their accession number and displayed in the racks provided in the Thesis section. An updated reference book containing all the dissertations/theses is maintained in the thesis section which will be available on request by the users.
Out of 268 print version journals subscribed through Total Library Solutions (TLS), the firm offers free online access for 47 print journals published by several foreign publishers.MD Consult an online data base published by Elsevier Science publishers, USA was procured by the Library. MD Consult provides Online access to standard reference books, Yearbooks, Clinics of North America Series, Full text Journal articles published by Elsevier Science publishers, USA, Practical guidelines to physicians in the treatment of several diseases, Patient handouts, Medical News and Drug Information, CME. Thus it provides common platform for accessing a variety of medical resources which are not available in other online databases. JIPMER is one of the member institutions of the e-Journal Consortium of National Medical Library (NML), New Delhi. Through NML about 250 e-Journals were accessed through online (through JIPMER IP address) free of cost.
The library is subscribing to Uptodate an online clinical decision support system assisting clinicians throughout the world in providing best patient care. It is provided by Wolter & Kluwer Health, Gurgoan, India. Uptodate is available via computer or mobile device including an optimized interface for iphone. Information can be accessed by the user at any time when and where it is needed. It is an online resource with an editorial process aimed at improving patient care while at the point of care.
Computer Lab & Internet services
The Central Library has a seminar hall cum computer lab with 31 computer terminals. Internet facility is available free of cost to the users during the working hours.
Audio- visual Services
The seminar hall of the Central Library has modern audio visual services including LCD projectors and sound systems which are made available for other departments to conduct Training programmes, orientation programmes, seminars, conferences and extra classes for B.Sc M.L.T., students and other UG and PG students.