Central Library

The Central library at MAHER is fully air-conditioned and Wi-Fi-enabled. It is a vital resource of learning, engages students in learning activities and creativity. It contains an expansive digital and physical collection that offers a diverse range of services and resources. These resources include textbooks, journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newspapers, theses, dissertations, back volumes, CDs/DVDs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, allied health sciences, humanities, and science and yoga science and therapy.

Services Offered

Books Circulation

The library follows an Open Access system. The library users can pick a book of their choice from the shelves and refer to it in the library or borrow them.

Digital library

The digital section of the library has computers with a high-speed internet connection over the fiber net connectivity with an uninterrupted power supply. The students and faculty members can use this for searching online literature.

Reprography

The library photocopying service is available from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The library honors and supports the copyright policy.

Reference Section

The library has a good collection of Encyclopedia and other reference titles. Unfortunately, the reference books cannot be borrowed; however, the students and faculty members can access them within the library.

Plagiarism Detection Software

  • Library has access to URKUND, licensed plagiarism detection software.
  • Library users can send their Research articles in word or PDF format to the e-mail id: library@maher.ac.in. The result will be forwarded to their mail.

Overall Library Resources

Sl.No.Library ResourcesAvailable Number of Library ResourcesTotal Number
1Library Books
·         Number of Text books3611947350
·         Number of Reference books11231
2Journals (Print)
·         Number of Indian Journals171287
·         Number of International Journals116
3Online e-Subscriptions and Memberships10 Digital Library Database10
4e-Journals
·         Delnet Digital Library612
·         Proquest Digital Library433428028
·         Elsevier – Clinical Key773
·         Ebsco Database4186
·         J-Gate JBMS Database17845
·         J-Gate Nursing255
·         Informatics - Dental23
5e-Books
·         Delnet Digital Library10706
·         Proquest Digital Library70120,26,926
·         Elsevier – Clinical Key956
·         Ebsco Database4563
·         British Council Library10000
·         Delnet World Library20,00,000
6Traditional and Ancient library resources
·         Rare Digital Books130143
·         Palm Leaf manuscript1
·         Ancient Digital Manuscript(Yoga)12
Library ResourcesAvailability
Number of Textbooks6136 Nos.
Number of e-books678 Nos.
Number of Journals subscribed62 Nos.
Number of Newspapers10 Nos.
Number of CDs1624 Nos.
Number of Thesis/ Dissertations1235 Nos.
Number of Back Volumes (Periodicals)220 Nos.
Number of Computers Available (Internet Enabled)10 Nos.
Internet speed1 GB
Photocopier (Canon Copier)1 No.
Scanner (Canon)2 No
Library seating capacity200 Nos.
Total Area3200 Sq. Ft.

OTHER LIBRARY FACILITIES AVAILABLE

Sl.NoLibrary FacilitiesDetails
1Library Automation – Integrated Library management System (ILMS)Autolib software – ILMS web based edition
2Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)2cqr Automations – RFID with security gate, biometric devices, self service machine, drop box and flap barrier
3Internet Facility1 GBPS Fiberoptic Internet connectivity – ACT fibernet
4OPAC (Online public access catalogue)Autolib OPAC for physical Library resources Knimbus OPAC for e-Library resources
5Inter-Library LoanAvailable via Autolib Remote access
6Computer Browsing sectionAvailable for accessing the digital library

Other features

  • The library has CCTV and fire alarm facilities for safety and security purposes.
  • Qualified and efficient librarians and assistants support all library functions to ensure users’ best possible information services from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on all working days.
  • The library’s main aim is to provide the right source to the right user at the right time.