The National Medical Library, a referral library in the field of Medical and Allied Health - functions under the administrative control of the Directorate General of Health Services, provides valuable library and information services to Medical and Allied Health Science professionals across the country. It is one of the heavily used Medical libraries in our country. About 100 users including PG Students, teachers, research scholars, practicing doctors / surgeons, health administrators, drug manufacturers, pharmacists visit the library every day. Library also receives a number of reference queries and provides quick reference service on telephone/e-mail.
The library remains open on 359 days of the year and beyond normal hours (0900 – 2000 hrs during March-October and 0900 – 1900 hrs during November to February and 0930 – 1800 hrs on holiday, Saturday and Sunday). It provides free access to all Health Science Professionals for reference and consultation and photocopy on nominal charges. Borrowing of books is allowed to registered members only. All doctors and teachers working in government hospitals and medical colleges and private practicenors in Delhi can become borrowing members.
NML- ERMED Consortium is an initiative taken by Directorate General of Health Services & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to develop nationwide electronic information resources in the field of medicine for delivering effective health care. It was started in 2008. Presently, 87 state and centrally funded Government Institutions including all AIIMS are the member of consortium.
End users of the member Institutes of Consortium can access and download full text through single gateway i.e. www.ermed.in