SEARCH – The Health Sciences Library, Manipal
Manipal Academy of Higher Education has an excellent Health Sciences Library, perhaps the best among all Health Sciences Libraries in India. The state of the art library stretching over 1.5 lakh square feet, on five levels is a domain for information seekers; be it students, faculty or researchers. It has the capacity to accommodate 1300 students at a time. Besides the comfortable seating and reading environment, the library is well equipped with modern facilities such as access to internet and web resources, including online journals and e-books. The library is providing a growing range of databases on the campus network. Access to e-resources subscribed by the library has also been provided for off-campus users. The Library has provided ‘Web-Scale Discovery Service’ (Single Window Search tool) to find relevant information across all library subscribed web resources, open access resources, library catalogue and MAHE digital repository using the single search box. All the library services have been automated on modern line using Koha software. The library is enabled with RFID technology, Wi-Fi and security systems with Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV). The library is providing various research/project support services like - access to Turnitin (plagiarism check) & Grammarly (online grammar and spelling checker), organizing author workshops, literature search service, access to bibliographical and citation tools i.e., Scopus and Web of Science. The library has the best practices like - organizing information literacy programs, library conferences/workshops, general and subject books exhibitions, Librarians' Day & National Library Week celebrations. There is a separate audio-visual room, computer lab, group study area and private study area in the library. The library has all the facilities for the students to learn. The Health Sciences Library is committed to provide world-class information support to its users.