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Library Collection Development and Management

Collection building is one of the important functions of the library that supports academic and research work of the students, faculty, staff and other users. Library collection comprises of books, journals, bound volumes, theses, dissertations, reports, CDs, DVDs, and other reading materials in Psychiatry, Neurology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Medicine. The books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. The current journals and back volumes of journals are arranged in an alphabetical order by title. Within each title, the journals are arranged in chronological order.

Library has three wings:

  • MEDICAL/CENTRAL LIBRARY
  • MALE PATIENT LIBRARY
  • FEMALE PATIENTT LIBRARY

The collection development and management of all the above three wings is managed by Medical/Central Library.

The total collection of Medical/Central Library as on March 2014 stands as follows:

Collection Total as on 31st March 2014
Books 12740
Bound Volumes 980
Journals (Foreign )subscribed 16 ( List of the Journals subscribed for the year 2014 is attached )
Journals (Indian )subscribed 04

E-databases

  • Ebscohost 'Psychological & Behavioral Science Collection'
  • E-J Server

Access of more than 545 journals from 1999 till date

Full text of 4157+e-contents, out of which 2200+ are e-journals
CDs 175
DVDs 46
Video Cassettes 17
Theses 32
Dissertations 122
Project Reports 17
Training Modules 09
WHO Publications 146
News Papers received annually 10

Total collection of Male Patient Library on 31st March 2014 stands as follows:

Collection

Total Collection on 31st March 2014

Books

6606

Magazines

928

Newspapers  & magazines received annually

04


Total collection of Female Patient Library on 31st March 2014 stands as follows:

Collection

Total Collection on 31st March 2014

Books

1927

Magazines

574

Newspapers & magazines received annually

05

 
 
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