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Functional Sections

Technical section
The major professional activities of classification, cataloguing and indexing of new acquisitions are carried out in this section. The NIMHANS library & information centre uses National Library of Medicine schedule for classification of books, DDC 21st Edition schedule for classification of non-medical books, and AACR II for cataloguing.

Book section
General section which houses all the books, thesis, reports etc.  Books in this section are issued to with a duration of 14 days.

Reference, documentation and archival section
Houses new arrivals, very important books, dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedia etc.  Books from this section are issued for verification only.

Circulation section
This section is one of the important section mainly deals with enrolment of the Students, Teaching Faculty, Office Staff / Non-teaching staff, Research Scholars etc., as members of the library. The section performs the responsibility of issuing Library Membership Card, lending books and No Due Certificate to its Members. This Section also provides Inter Library Loan facility as per the request made by concerned users.

Periodical section
This houses all the print journals – old and new issues.  Print journals can be  borrowed only for a duration of 3 days.

Cyber hall
The service of the Internet Centre is being availed by the Faculty, Researchers and Students. There is a steady increase in the number of users. The service of Internet is available between 8 a.m. to 9.15 p.m.

Library cubicles

The cubicles are utilised by the professors to discuss with their students regarding their research work.

Reading hall

It is open for the Students, Teaching Faculty, Office Staff / Non-teaching staff, Research Scholars etc., as members of the library can bring their own personal books to study.

Display section

New issues of journals, annual reports, books are displayed for a period of 15 days in this section.