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Introduction :

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute is one of the premier reputed Medical College in India, which is established in 1955 by Governmnt of Karnataka. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute has a century old well-organized, well recognized teaching hospital known as Victoria Hospital established in 1906. Similarly equally recognized teaching hospitals such as Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Vanivilas Hospitals, Institute of Ophthalmology, Venkateswara Institute of ENT are attached as teaching hospitals to Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute. Bangalore Medical College& Research Institute, Library and Information Centre is located in an independent block which is one of the repositories of medical knowledge and form an integral part of the institution. It is rich in its collection over the past five decades. This Library has a long history, starting with the closed-access of earlier times to the present–day hybrid, digital and Electronic Library that use the latest technology for provision of information through various services. With dedicated Library staff the library is servicing the medical user community with the right medical information at right time. The library has developed the resources and collection that is required for the student community of the institution. Originally, textbooks were simply the teacher’s lecture notes which were often sold lecture by lecture. Even today, many textbooks remain only slightly more than lecture notes. But BMCRI Library recognized the importance of textbooks and reference materials in higher education from inception and is firmly trying to extend the best to its users.

Library Building :
Library and Information Centre has 4,000 Sq mt. of floor area spread over in two floors with provision for textbooks section, reference section, stock area, back volume area, periodical section, dissertation section, audio/video section, reprographic section, computer workstation with internet facility and access to e-resources, Librarian office and technical section and own book reading area.

Library Automation :
We are using TLS (developed by Total IT Solutions, New Delhi) software for automation. We have the following basic modules of this software.

  • Cataloguing System
  • Circulation System
  • Acquisition System
  • Serial Control System
  • Article Indexing
Ancillary Modules :
  • Web OPAC
  • Stat. Statistical Usage

Computer centre:
The computer center was fully established last year.  As per the Government order a Gazetted Officer is nominated as Information Officer.  Four old computers are upgraded to Pentium III, and one computer is purchased under APICON fund.  The center has its own Internet connection and E-Mail facilities catering to the needs of the faculty members and students.
The college is linked to National Medical Library, New Delhi through computer and it is very useful to have latest journals via E-mail.  This is the only Medical College in the State to have this facility.

Rules :

Objectives of the library: The main objective of the library is to provide documents, information and environment that can be helpful in imparting education, promoting research and development thereby leading to improved patient care.

Admission to the Library:

  • All The Staff Members Of The Institute:
    Visitors are eligible to use library facilities provided they are permitted by the Director.
    • Entry to the library premises is allowed to persons carrying Identity Cards of BMCRI
    • Entry to the library Reading Rooms is allowed to persons carrying Identity Cards of BMCRI
    • Library has an open access system.
    • All the shelves are properly cited with subject citations
    • Material for reading is to be carried by the members themselves. Help of the library staff can be asked to take out out-of-reach volumes
    • The reading material is not to be kept back in shelves after use. It is to be left on the reading table for the library staff to stack properly.
    • All the library transactions are stopped 15 minutes before the schedule closing time of the library.
    • The administration reserves the right to ask any user who is not complying with library rules &/or not carrying the library/ BMCRI. I.Card in the library premises to leave the library.
    • I Cards can be checked by library staff or their appointees who are carrying their ID themselves.
  • Departmental Libraries
    • Every department can borrow few books for ready reference. Only those books, which have more than one copy, can be issued to the department against the signature of the departmental head. If single copy, will be kept in reference section only.
    • All the departmental books would be available in the department for ready reference.
    • A proper record will have to be kept by the department for these books and department will be responsible for them.
  • Sc/St Book Bank
    • The library issues the books of SC/ST Book Bank to the SC/ST students only. This service is without any charges. The student is required to produce the SC/ST certificate for availing of this facility.

Permanent faculty members can get up to 4 books under the Faculty Scheme for long term issue.

Duties of Members:

  • Always carry your BMCRI/Library I Card when coming to the library.
  • Do not damage any material in the library.
  • Do not tear, fold or underline pages of books, journals or magazines.
  • Inform Library-In-charge if anyone is found involved in any suspicious activity in the library premises.
  • Maintain silence in the library premises.
  • Return documents on time.
  • Do not dislocate documents from its position on the shelves, if not required for consultation.
  • Be polite and gentle in your demeanor .
  • Borrowers have to observe the physical condition of the books/journals before borrowing and return them in the same condition. Any damage at the time of issue should be informed to the issuing staff, otherwise they will be held responsible for any damage noticed at the time of returning.
  • Keep your library, including the lawns outside, clean. Drop all the litter in the litter bins provided inside the reading rooms and around the library lawns.
  • Request others to do the same

Services Rendered by the Library :




Reference Services


Bibliographic Services


Circulation Services


Literature Review Services


Electronic Information Services (HELINET)

  • E-journals
  • E-books
  • Dissertations
  • PubMed
  • Online Search


Document Delivery Services

  • Photocopying
  • Documentation
  • Indexing and Abstracting


Inter Library Loan

Library collection :




No. of Collection





Journals - 2013



Back Volumes



Audio/Video Cassettes



E-Journals (RGUHS)



E-Books (RGUHS)



WHO Collections






Last 3 Academic years Books Stock (Departmentwise) : 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Last 3 Academic years Journals Stock (Departmentwise) : 2011 2012 2013

Timings :



Central Library

Mon. to Sat. : 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday & Holiday : 9 a.m. -  2 p.m.

Reading Room

Mon. to Sat : 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday & Holiday :9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Staff :

S No.




G.S.Ramesh Naik

Senior Librarian


Shobha Estar Dhenamani


BMCRI, Fort, K.R. Road, Bangalore - 560 002, Karnataka, India. Phone : +91 80 26700810
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