Library as a Learning Resource Center

The Institution has a spacious library spread over an area of 8700 sq.ft. with enough seating capacity to accommodate 320 persons. The library houses an enormous collection of nearly 6000 books on various topics related to the field of study. A variety of nearly 65 journals, nearly 150 CDs and DVDs and other periodicals to meet the ever changing needs of the students and faculty members have been subscribed. The stack has been well organized, maintained and arranged using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) for Classification, Cataloguing and easy retrieval. All the books and periodicals are bar-coded and bar- code laser scanner are used at the circulation counter for books and periodicals transactions. WEBOPAC allows the user to browse the entire library collection and provides the search facilities by Author, Title, Subject, and Keyword etc. to know the availability of library resources and to save the time of user. A total of 25 Computer Systems are available with printer to all the users. The entire system in the library has been fully automated with Wi-Fi enabled facilities.

An exclusive library advisory committee has been set up to periodically monitor and identify the needs of the library. The library is a part of the EBSCO consortium of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and DVL Digital library. CCTV Surveillance system with 10 cameras is function in the library.

Integrated Library Management System (ILMS)

Sl NoParticularsNumbers
1Total Number of Books6000
2Total Number of Titles1846
3Total Number of Authors1722
4Total Number of National Journals28
5Total Number of International Journals35
6Total Number of e-Journals730
7Total Number of e-Books150
8Total Number of Videos300
9Total Number of Non Book Materials1650
10Total Number of Back Volumes1750
11Total Number of Dissertations80
12Total Number of News Papers4
13Total Number of DVD/CD-ROM150

Subscribed Resources

Sl NoAccess URLName of the Provider



AVAGS Info System

Remote Access to E-Resources

Sl NoName of the ProviderAccess URL
1Nature Publishinghttps://www.nature.com/
2BMC Oral Healthhttps://bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com/
3Springer Open Journalshttps://www.springeropen.com/
4Wiley Open Journalshttps://authorservices.wiley.com/home.html
5Spandidos Open Journalshttps://www.spandidos-publications.com/
6Academia Open Accesshttps://www.academia.edu/
7BDA Open Accesshttps://bda.org/library/journals-articles/free-online-journals
8BMJ Journalshttps://journals.bmj.com/home
9Medical  Science Journalshttps://www.gfmer.ch/
10Medical Journalshttp://www.freemedicaljournals.com/f.php?f=index
11AMENDEO Medical Journalshttps://amedeo.com/
12  OMCIS Open Journalshttps://www.omicsonline.org/
Sl NoName of the ProviderAccess URL
1Elsevier Open Accesshttps://www.elsevier.com/en-in
2WHO Publicationshttps://www.who.int/library
3DCI Publicationshttps://dciindia.gov.in/
4TN Dr.MGRMU Question Bankhttps://www.tnmgrmu.ac.in/index.php/library.html
5CDE Dental Educationhttps://cdeworld.com/
6E-Books Directoryhttps://www.e-booksdirectory.com/
7Library Genesishttps://libgen.is/
E- Learning Database
Sl NoName of the ProviderAccess URL
3National Digital Library of Indiahttps://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
5NPTEL – Swayamhttps://swayam.gov.in/
8E-PG Pathshalahttps://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/
9Tamil Virtual Academyhttp://www.tamilvu.org/

Library Services

Following Services Are Offered by the APDCH Library:

Library Facilities

Following Facilities Are Available in APDCH Library:

Library Timings

Monday – Friday08.00 AM to 06.00 PM
Saturday08.00 Am to 04.00 PM

Library Rules and Regulations

Students and staff of APDCH are eligible to access and use the library by following library rules and regulations but to checkout library resources one will need to become a library member.

Wearing ID card is compulsory inside the library.

Bio-metric Entry and Exit is compulsory.

Outside Visitors are not allowed without prior permission from Principal / Top Management.

Identity Card is compulsory for getting access to the library.

Enter your finger print in the biometric register kept at the entrance counter before entering and leaving the library.

Cell phones, laptops, Audio or Video devices and bags are prohibited inside the library.

Students should keep all their belongings in the shelves provided at the library entrance.

Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library.

Computers and Internet will be used only for academic purposes.

Marking, underlining or writing on library books, journals and reading tables is strictly forbidden.

Discussion / Group Study is not permitted inside the library.

All users must observe total silence in the library and its environs at all times.

No library equipment may be moved, modified or tampered with without permission from the librarian.

Circulation Rules