Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences


The VIMS & RC Central Library was established in 2003 when the College started functioning. Year after year it has made steady progress and has grown into a collection of 21,960 Medical Books & 20,200 bound volumes journals with subscription to 166 Indian periodicals & 84 foreign Periodicals yearly on various Medical subjects. There is also a Departmental library in each 36 Departments there are 4387 books available in this libraries. Both the central library and the Department libraries have in addition a digital library with internet facilities. The library is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on all workings days.


  • To acquire, manage, and disseminate health sciences information to students, faculty and research scholars of the constituent health sciences institutions at Vydehi Campus.
  • To provide timely, accurate and current information to users for education, teaching and research.
  • To provide information services and access to bibliographic and full text digital and printed resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the health sciences institutions of Vydehi Campus.
  • To support and facilitate the research, learning, teaching and administrative activities of the collage by organizing, maintaining and providing access to appropriate literature and information resources in such a way as to provide optimum benefit for library users.
  • To provide an appropriate and comfortable environment and facilities for the use of library services and for individual and group study.


VIMS & RC central library consists of the following sections
  1. Undergraduate Section
  2. Staff reading Section.
  3. P G reading Section
  4. Interns reading Section
  5. Rooms for librarian and other staff
  6. Audio-Video and L C D. Projector room
  7. Current periodicals Section.
  8. Back volume of periodicals Section.
  9. Reprography and Binding room. (Xerox)
  10. Air conditioned computer room with internet facility.
  11. Own book reading Section.

Central Library works with:

  1. Library Automation Software Libsoft [ Envirorn software]
  2. System of Cataloguing AACR-II
  3. System of Classification DDC

Library Holdings

  • Books – 22,100.
  • Bound volumes – 20,200 (Indian & foreign Journals)
  • Periodicals - 166 Indian journals & 84 foreign journals subscribed per year.
  • Magazines-15
  • Audio-visual Material: Audio & Video Cassettes, Slide sets, Video tapes and CDs on various subjects.
  • Dissertations -381
  • Audio Cassettes -169
  • C D’s -1310
  • W H O Publications - 4000
  • Kannada Novels & Text books – 572
  • R.G.U.H.S Publications – 450

Library Timings

Monday to Saturday

9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Sunday & Holidays

9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Library Services

Circulation services:- The books are issued to Interns, Postgraduate Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members. Bound/unbound journals, audio-visual materials and CD-ROMs are for in-house use only.

Reference services:- References Services is a personal aid provided to the user by the library staff in interpreting library collection for study and research. The Library staffs assist users to locate needed information from the available information resources. On the basis of collection library provides services to its users.

Photocopying:- Through this services library provides photocopies of articles from journals and books to the users as and when requested further users can also send and receive messages from library

Current awareness services:- Library has used four main ways to help health sciences professionals keep abreast of latest information.

  1. Telephone call
  2. Displays of new books and journals
  3. productions of library publications, i.e. new acquisition list
  4. OPAC access related to library resources anywhere in the campus
  5. Book exhibitions by major publishers.
  6. Orientation Programme on HELINET.

HELINET Service from RGUHS:-

HELINET Consortium is a conglomeration of owning, sharing and accessing essential medical literature of core scholarly international e-journals, e-books and databases by all the colleges under this digital library network round-the-clock.
VIMS & RC is the member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science (RGUHS) HELINET Consortium. The consortium consists of the following,

HELINET Resource Gateways:-

E-Databases: Web Scale Discovery Tool, Proquest, Ebsco, PubMed & DOAJ.
E-Journals Through Publishers (Total Journals – 600+): LWW, Science Direct, BMJ, OUP, Bentham Science, Nature, Springer, Wiley Blackwell & Annual Reviews.

E-Books – (8000+) Through: Springer & Jaypee Digital.

Audio-visual services:- Through this service library provides audio and video cassettes CD’s slides of teaching programs, in the A.V. Room.

Inter Library Loan services:-

The library helps to obtain books from other medical colleges in Bangalore.

Digital Library services:-

The computer lab of the library offers the following computer services to users
  • Internet browsing and online journals access.
  • facilities for preparing presentation materials such as slides, transparencies and color scanning
  • Assisting the students and faculty members for editing projects/thesis, data analysis, setting the file to the required quality of print and printing.
  • Color scanning CD writing, with laser printing and DOT matrix printing.
  • PubMed: is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.


Mr. Prakash K M, 
Chief Librarian, VIMS & RC Central Library,
Bengaluru – 560066, INDIA
Telephone +91080 28413381-85 Ext-122
Mob: +91 9900622809
E-mail: library_prakash1508@vimsmail.com