Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
AMU Aligarh

General Information :

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU has a distinction of having one of the best medical libraries of India. The Library came into existence in the year 1962 with the establishment of the college for 50 MBBS students. Since then the library has been a major source of reference not only for the students of Faculty of Medicine but also for the students of other faculties at campus. Initially the library had a collection of few thousands books and periodicals but later the library continued to make some progress with the increasing number of intake of the students from time to time. The Library building consists of 14000 square feet covered area with sitting capacity of 350 seats for students and a separate AC room for teacher’s study. It is the first library at the campus where Close Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) were installed as a security measure.

The mission of the library is to advance education, research and scholarship by meeting the nformation needs of its clientele through high quality resources and services. To fulfil its mission, it remains open from 8.00AM-2.00AM (18 hrs. a day) including Sundays and other holidays. The library caters to the information needs of approximately 2000 users of Faculty of Medicine, S. Z . Dental College, Institute of Ophthalmology and School Of Nursing by providing high quality information.


  • Bibliography of the Thesis & Dissertations of MD/MS students
  • Replica, A Current Awareness Service


The National Medical Library has selected this library under its pilot project of “Interlinking of Medical college libraries with NML”. Under this scheme an Internet lab has already been developed to access online resources. Under the consortia of NML shortly, the library would be able to access more than 1000 online journals in health sciences. Presently it is supposed to be a hybrid library which means a combination of both online and offline services. Future plan is to grow and expand in delivery of high quality health information to the entire users by making the library fully computerised and automated.

Major objectives of the library :

  • To build up a modern health science library in the present era of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the medical college community through providing high quality health information, services and facilities.
  • To offer Online Health Information and current awareness services to the clientele on demand.
  • To promote Internet usage to access to E-Joumals/E-Books and other E-Resources & databases.
  • To provide relevant information and knowledge resources for the students and teaching community.
  • To develop a regional health information centre in collaboration with WHO & National Medical Library for the benefit of medical fraternity of the region.


Library Resources :

The library has a collection of more than 50,000 books and bound volumes of journals to pacify the needs of its users. Many encyclopaedias in the field of health sciences have recently been procured for the benefit of the health professionals.
The library subscribes 115 International/Foreign and 25 Indian Journals in various specialities. The library has a exclusive collection of about 2000 Thesis and Dissertations of MD/MS/PhD students besides a comprehensive collection of WHO Publications, NGO reports and various health data reports etc.

The faculty library follows the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme with some modifications and variations suited to Indian conditions. It has a catalogue (Author and Title) for easy and quick access to the reading materials. However, catalogue for the thesis have been computerised using the software WINISIS and efforts are on to make the library fully automated adopting better software.


Internet has emerged as the most useful source of information and meets the continuing demand from health care professionals for accessing most popular MEDLARS (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval Systems) facility of the NLM USA. Keeping in view the importance of health information, an upgraded Internet Lab has been developed recently with high speed broad band fibre which connects the library to the University Networks. The library currently maintains servers supporting an array of databases and resources online.