United Hospital Library:
The Library of United Hospital is situated on the 7th floor of the hospital building. The purpose of setting up the library is to act as a referral point and to promoted education and knowledge including providing necessary services to its users that generally fall within the preview of library.
United Hospital Library extends its services to the doctors, nurses and other staff of the hospital, as well as students and faculty members of United College of Nursing and the United Institute of Cardio Vascular Sciences and any other institution that may be set up by the owners/ promoters of the hospital, in future. The library has a large number of books. Journals, magazines, periodicals, documents (conference proceedings, meeting minutes, booklet, manual, handbook, bibliography, index etc), audio-visual materials (CD-Rom, DVD-Rom etc) as well as extend internet and browsing services to its users.
Library Timing, Facilities and Services:
The library is open from Saturday-Thursday: 9.00 A M to 6.00 P.M
Fridays are closed
The reading rooms at the library can accommodate up to 35 users at a time.
Library Resources include over 1000 books, more than 800 journals, about 500 referral documents, 80 audio-visual materials and a good number of magazine, newspaper and other resources are available in the library.
i) Online Resources:
HINARI (Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiative): One of the world's largest full text online collections of biomedical literature consisting of 7,000 online research journals published by the leading publishers in the world. To access HINARI, please visithttp://www.who.int/hinari/en/
ii) Internet Services: The library has also an internet browsing station to facilitate research and academic activities of students and faculty members. All doctors, students of the hospital/Institution can browse, download materials by using these computers
iii) Borrowing and circulation services: During business hours of the library, a library member can borrow library resources. A member may be a reader only or a reader-borrower. Staff/Student may borrow two general resources for (1) one month and may renew.
iv) Photocopying Services: Official staffs may take photocopy on request basis.
vi) Current Awareness Services: The cover page and or contents of new books are usually displayed in Notice Board.
vii) Reference Services: Library staffs also assist in locating information, answer on the spot queries, guide and provide instruction about the use of the resources, databases and indexes.
viii) CD – ROM Services: AVM resource services are given to doctors
ix) Print Services: The student of UICVS is allowed to make computer print.
LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP RULES:
1. Students are entitled to become library member, if they have a valid registration or identification number from the appropriate authority of United Institute of Cardio Vascular Sciences, United College of Nursing or United hospital.
2. Doctors can become members by filling up a membership form. Students/doctors have to submit one (01) passport size photograph along with a photocopy of ID card to be a library member.
1. A student/doctor may borrow 02 (two) books at a time for a maximum period of one (01) month.
2. Pure Reference books / reserved books / journals/ magazines / newspapers / news clippings / rare books / dissertations / reports and confined materials are not offered for loan, but may be used and make photocopied within the library only.
All Students must get their library clearance to sit for the final year examination. Doctors must obtain a No Objection Certificate from library as part of documentation before final departure (after resignation) from the hospital.