The Medical College Library came into existence
along with the Medical College Baroda in the year
1949. The current Library of Medical College Baroda,
Dr.Thakorbhai Patel Library is housed in two floors
of a separate building in the college campus since
the year 1990.
A) Layout and floor area: – The library is
spread out over 11500 square feet occupying two
B) Reading Room: It has provisions for
separate reading halls and rooms for Undergraduate
and postgraduate students and separate reading rooms
for faculty members
C) Working Hours: The library functions as
(I) 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. all
Monday to Friday.
(II) 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on
(III) Reading room for students is
open 24 hours.
D) Availability of Books and Journals:
No. of Total Books – 37,159
No. of Journals with back Volumes 14387,
Indian - 3100
Foreign – 11287
E) System of cataloguing: – The library
follows Modified Classified Catalogue Code.
The library is well equipped
with audiovisual aids, Television, Digital Video
player, Photocopying facilities. It also has a
separate air-conditioned computer room for students
and faculty with 12 computers with broadband
internet facilities. Undergraduate, postgraduate
students and faculty can access online journals that
are subscribed by the college through the computers
and internet facility provided by the library.
Internet facility and access to online journals is
extended to all departmental library computers via a
server from the library premises.
The Medical College Library is inclusive of a
Virtual Library with a subscription of 4,000 Online
Journals. The journals are available through the
(I) Librarian – 3
(II) Head Clerk – 2
(III) Peon – 4
The library advisory committee works under the
supervision of the Dean Medical College Baroda. It
comprises of the following members.
a) Dr. Niyant Pandya - Professor & Head
b) Dr. Elvi Oomen - Professor & Head Physiology.
c) Dr.Vihang Mazumdar -Professor & Head Preventive &
d) Dr. Rupal Dosi - Additional Professor Medicine.
e) Dr. Bithika Duttaroy - Associate Professor