aims@bgsaims.edu.in +91-08234-287436 / 287433
aims@bgsaims.edu.in +91-08234-287436 / 287433

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE (Library)

Mission

The mission of the library is to provide high quality, convenient, timely and affordable access to relevant biomedical information resources including research preferences to health science professionals of the Institution.

Vision

To be one of the state-of-art medical libraries in India by inspiring and enhancing world class teaching, learning, research, and clinical care through the use of our collections, facilities, services & expertise

AIMS LRC

Currently “AIMS Learning Resource Centre” is one among the major Constituent College Library of Adichunchanagiri University being established during January 2018, earlier, the institution was affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore, from the period of inception.

The “AIMS Learning Resource Centre” is one among the core department in the Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences has been established in the year 1986 with the sole purpose to quench the thirst for knowledge and to fulfill the concerned needs of both the faculty and the students.

It aims to provide documents, information, and environment that can suit in imparting education, promoting research and development thereby leading to improved patient care pertaining to medical education. The existing state-of-the-art new modern library is centrally air-conditioned and well-furnished for the readers. The library has a Wi-Fi facility to browse and access the resources in any part of the premises.  This library has formulated and adopted its Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives in tune with the institutional objectives of the parent organization to serve the stakeholders.

Infrastructure

The Learning Resource Center is located in the eastern part of the college premises, the physical space of the library building spreads over 2936.00 Sq. meters in the library landscape, and in addition, the extension of the library building is under way.  The library building is well planned and designed according to the functional needs of the library in modern era, adequate provisions have been made for all the sections and services area of the Library for serving the users. The AIMS LRC is a most lively place on the campus providing a safe and comfortable and friendly/conducive environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promoting discovery and scholarship.  

Library provisions: 

  1. Property counter
  2. Information Desk
  3. Circulation Desk
  4. Librarian’s Office
  5. Staffroom
  6. Current arrivals unit
  7. Stack Area
  8. Book Bank section
  9. Current periodical display provision
  10. Back volumes of periodical section
  11. Digital Library provision
  12. Audio-Visual / Seminar room
  13. Undergraduate Reference section
  14. Postgraduate Reference section
  15. Faculty reading provision
  16. Binding section
  17. Reprographic section
  18. Newspapers and Magazine browsing area
  19. Reading Room

Goals & Objectives

Goals

  • To support the curriculum with the latest relevant information resources.
  • To support academic excellence, faculty research and contribute to student success by improving reference and library instruction services.
  • To provide both intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of forms.
  • To provide ubiquitous access to reading materials on the utilization of the websites, and
  • All the library users will be assisted by friendly, professional staff trained in determining the users’ needs in locating the information on time.

Objectives

  • To build up wide range of collection in different formats of reading materials to disseminate bio-medical information to clinicians, academic staffs, researchers, health planners and other health professionals.
  • To develop an efficient medical information system to support teaching, learning and training and research activities in the field of biomedical and allied health sciences.
  • To improve the standards of Medical education aligned with research.

LRC Operational Hours

Regular Days: 9.00 am to 10.00 pm

Sundays: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Reading Room

Working Hours

Open 24/7 throughout the year.

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Total Library
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AIMS LRC organizes library events like:

Wordbook and Copy Right Day on 23rd April

National Librarian’s Day on 12th August

National Library Week from 14th – 20th November, every year

Library Collection

Sl.No. Particular Numbers
1 Total Library Collection 27655
  a. Number  of  books 20016
  b. Number  of  Special Collection 85
  c. Number of PG Dissertation 528
  de-Books 1362
2 Total Number of Journals  
  a. Print Journals 112
       (National- 41, International -71)  
  b. Online Journals 3883
       Clinical Key database including e-Journals 855
      ProQuest database including e-Journals 3028
  c. WHO Global Publications (1986 to till date)  
3  Back Volumes of Journals 7111
               (1986 to 2018)  
      4.  Number of CDs 777