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About Library


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 V. Patel Library is housed in two floors of a separate building in the college campus since the year 1990.

It has provisions for separate reading halls and rooms for Undergraduate and postgraduate students and separate reading rooms for faculty members including new hall of reading room near school of physiotherapy in college campus.


(a) Layout and floor area: = 4000 sq.mts.  (2074.mts +1926.00sq.mts)

(b) Reading Rooms : Two Halls

(i) No.:
(a) for U.G. : 270 + 230 = 500 Students Capacity
(b) for P.G. : 20 + 60(New) = 80 Students Capacity
(c) for Staff : 10 + 10(New) = 20 Students Capacity

(ii) In each accommodation : One Computer room with 25 nodes
Computer areas are air conditioned

(c) Working hours : 9.00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(d) No. of shifts : One

(e) No. of Books : 37885
(i) Text : 12628
(ii) Reference : 25257

(f) No. of Journals Subscribed annually : 105
(i) Indian - 70 (ii) Foreign - 35

(h) No. of Journals with back Numbers: 14505
(i) Indian : 3206 (ii) Foreign: 11299

(i) No. of books purchased during the last 3 years :

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1346 1157 958 113


Ancillary Facilities

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.

Virtual Library (E-resources)

E-Journals available
Total 519 E-Journals and 2935 e-books have been subscribed through Jaypee Digital after 2008. Renewal has been done on 27.06.2018 vide letter no. DMER- Virtual Library/Renewal/A-2/19190-92/2018.
All students and faculty have 24 hour access to these through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) created linked to the Library server.

E Library through VPN (Virtual Private Network):  http://www.medicalcollegebaroda.remotexs.in

The Medical College Library is inclusive of a Virtual Library with a subscription of Online Journals and E Books. The journals are available through the e-resources

1.      http://www.jaypeedigital.com

2.      http://www.mdconsult.com

3.      http://www.springerlink.com

4.      http://www.nml.ermed.in

5.      http://www.ovidsp.ovid.com

Staff with Qualification

Categories Names Qualifications
Librarian Mrs. R. R. Chandratre BA;  B Lib; M Lib
Dy. Librarian Kinjalben Bhrambhatt BA;  B Lib; M Lib
Documentalist Mrs. K. S. Jani B. Sc.
Cataloguer S.M.Barot BA; Basic Computer 
Library Assistants Atesh. S. Solanki  BA;  B Lib
Daftaries C. C. Solanki ---
Peons P.J. Tadvi ---


System of Cataloguing: Modified classified Catalogue code

Details of Facilities available

Room for copying facilities                      




Computer lab for reading e journals and E Books




Air-conditioned Computer room            


Library Infrastructure:

a. Stack room : Available
b. Reading room : Reading Room remains open for 24 hours

  Required Available
Area 4000 Sq.m. 4000 Sq.m.
Student Reading Room (Inside) 250 Capacity 250 Capacity
Student Reading Room (Outside) 250 Capacity 250 Capacity
Staff Reading Room      50  Persons 50  Persons
Room for Resident/PG reading room   20
Particulars Required Nos. Available Nos.
No. of Books 20000 37885
Journals (Indian) 70 70
Journals (Foreign) 30 35
Internet Nodes 50 98 Total


Library advisory committee

The library advisory committee works under the supervision of the Dean, Medical College Baroda.
It comprises of the following members.



Name of Faculty

Post & Department

Mobile No


Dr. V. S. Mazumdar

Professor & Head - Preventive & Social Medicine



Dr. Shoyeb Shaikh

Professor & Head- Dentistry



Dr. Rupal V. Dosi

Additional Professor Medicine



Dr. Pradnya  A. Gokhale

Professor -  Physiology



Dr. Neeta J. Kanani

Assistant Professor - Pharmacology.




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