Library of Christian Medical College is established in 1956 in the college permises and Mr. Eric Massey was the first Librarian. In  1974 it was housed in two buildings clinical and pre-clinical. Pre-clinical section was shifted to the basement of private block in the hospital. All medical journals and old collection of the books were kept in college library and 1970 onwards in the hospital library.

From January 1990 both the sections have been shifted to a new library in health science block phase I.

Christian Medical College library consists of books and journals of the basic and clinical science and related subject of medical and dental practice also have collection of nursing books. CMC library subscribes both national and international journals in edition to the textbooks of basic and clinical sciences. A library services is available for 14 hours;

Library Timings

Monday to Friday 9:00am to  11:00pm

Saturday 9:00am  to 9:00pm

Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm

There are departmental libraries, in addition to the Medical Library; containing valuable Material supplementary to that available in the medical library access to others libraries may be obtained by permission of the departments head concerned.

In addition to this there is a separate library for the nursing students and students of the dental college.

Recreation Library

To utilize the leisure hours of our staff, dependents and students we have a recreation library. It is situated in the basement of the library building and it holds books on fiction , general topics and children's books. It opens on every Tuesday and Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with reading room facilities/ This also helps the children to create reading habits. Membership of the recreation library is open to staff their dependents and students.

General Information about library

Access; open shelf system
Classification Scheme NLM (USA) Classification
Cataloguing mode; Anglo American Cataloguing rules; North American Text
Catalogue; Dictionary Catalogue

Audiovisual Section

TV. & V.C.R
Cassette tape recorder cum player
Microfiche reader
Number of Audio Tapes;
Number of Video Cassette;
Number of Sliders;


Number of Members; 900

Number of Books; 22817

Number of Bound Journals; 21257

Number of Journals received; 120

Number of Online Journals 87

Reader's Services

01. Individual and  group orientation with special reference to indexing and abstracting of journals.

02. Providing short answer to specific questions

03. Current Awareness Services

04. Photocopy

05. Free internet facility

06. Taping other libraries for reading material and information

07.Circulating  publisher's advertisements

08.  Display to new titles, periodicals issue etc.

09.  Private Reading Room where readers can read their own books

10. Archives Library


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