The Central Library of the University was established in 1911 inside the Administrative Block. The present Central Library building was built in 1978 and in 1996 a new block was added. The covered area of Central Library is 4012.11 Sq. Mtrs.
The Central Library has been nominated as resource Library in 1996 by National Medical Library, New Delhi and in 2002 the Central Library got linkage with the National Medical Library under the PILOT PROJECT of the Government of India. Presently we are Member of Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED-India) Consortium, New Delhi, India through which we can access some high-quality online e-journals from leading publishers.
As per the updated data of November 2016, the Central Library has a collection of 38013-books, 27438-bound volumes, a book bank with 2681 books, 3031 Thesis and 339 CD titles (as per holding shown on KOHA-Library Management Software). For the year of 2016, the Central Library subscribed 197 print journals, 959 e-journals and 3939 e-books (along with 40713 videos and 3290824 images). The Library has been automated with ‘KOHA’ (Library Management Software). Online searching of documents through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is available on the computers connected to Central Library LAN via URL searching mode http://172.16.26.35. All the books, journals and thesis are tagged with radio-frequency identification system (RFID) while Magnetic Detection Gates have been installed in the Library for ensuring the security of documents. Closed Circuit cameras have been installed in all wings of the library.
The List of past Honorary Librarians/Officer-in-Charges, in chronological order (as per records available):
Name of Faculty Member
Dr. B.K. Khanna
Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
Dr. G.P. Agarwal
Dr. K.K. Tangri
Dr. Ramesh Chandra
Dr. Devika Nag
Dr. Ashok Chandra
Dr. Raj Mehrotra
Dr. M.M. Goel
Dr. Apul Goel
(Designated w.e.f 16th May, 2014 and still is continuing)
With the efforts of former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Hari Gautam and the then Honorary Librarian Prof Madhu Mati Goel, the renovation of the Central Library was done during the year 2007-10. Today, the reading rooms are attractive and the facade of the library is very pleasant.
In 2014, Prof. Ravi Kant, Vice Chancellor, gave a massive thrust to the library by increasing the library budget many folds. With the goal of updating the library and making it at world-class level, the library purchased a large number of valuable and prestigious books and journals (online and print). A new renovated section of keeping the journals was also commissioned.