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Background History

The Seth G. S. Medical College, Library was established in 1926 when the College started functioning. Year after year it made a steady but good progress. From 1300 books transferred from Royal Asiatic Society, now it has grown into collection of 25,981 Medical Books & 31,956 bound volumes. It receives about 136 periodicals yearly on various Medical subjects.



Chief Medical Librarian :
Mrs. Madhuri S. Khochikar
B.Com, M.A., M.L.I.Sc.


Library staff

Facilities, Equipments & Special services

Library Facilities

  1. Reference Section – Latest editions of books & newly arrived periodicals are arranged alphabetically & made available to be read in library premises.
  2. Home Lending – Older editions of books and journals arrived before one month are issued for home reading to staff and post-graduate students.
  3. Audio-visual facility – A separate section having audio-visual equipment is made available for students and staff.
  4. Photocopying facility – Available to all on payment.
  5. Inter Library Loan – Reciprocal arrangement for sharing the resources of the libraries in Mumbai is made available to students and staff of Institute.
  6. SLIM 21 AND WEB OPAC – Books catalogue is available on intranet on Web slim OPAC, i.e. online public access catalogue
  7. Library has a separate section for internet search at the ground floor. (Charges – Rs. 10 per hour).
  8. Book-Bank facility – Books are issued to undergraduate students from lower socio-economic strata for one year for study at home.
  9. Y.D.M. Home lending facility – Latest editions of books are issued to undergraduate students for 15 days on nominal membership fees.
  10. GOSUMEC ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP : Past students of the Seth G. S. Medical College, and staff members who had worked in Seth G. S. Medical College, are allowed to become members of GOSUMEC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. The members of the Association are allowed to use the Library for reference work.
  11. Corporate Membership : Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Institutions, which have inerest in refering the library material, are allowed to use the library on payment of Rs. 5000/- per year, towards, Seth G. S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital Department Development Fund.
  12. Three reading rooms are open for 24 Hrs.

Library Holdings

A. Central Library:

  • Total Area-3200.58
  • Total No. of Books – 25,981.
  • Bound volumes – 31,956.
  • Periodicals(Foreign & Indian) – 143 (115 International+21 National).
  • Budget expenditure for Jr. & Bk.- Rs.3,50,00,000/-

B. Cataloguing indexing system: Card cataloguing based on AACR2, it is computerized from 1994, software used -SLIM21(Author & Subject wise)- Available

C. Microfilm reading facilities/Medline: Medline is available free of charge on Internet.

  • Meddler/Video tapes, T.V, V.C.R., V.C.P., Audio Tapes:-
  1. Video Cassettes :- 84
  2. Audio Cassettes:- 330
  3. Slides :-on 15 Subjects.
  4. C.D.Rom:- 644

D. Internet Facilities:- Available

E. No. of Computer:- Total 15 NOs, 20 Nodes.

F. Whether qualified Librarian appointed: Yes

  • Audio-visual Material : Audio & Video Cassettes, Slide sets, Video tapes and CDs on various subjects.
  1. Acland Anatomy
  2. Clinical Key
  3. OVID MD
  4. Proquest
  6. Thieme e-books
  7. BMJ-Case Report
  8. ERMED Consortia from NML

For a listing of our complete Periodicals holding


Library Users

Category Approximate Nos
Undergraduate Students :
(M.B.B.S & O.T.P.T)
Post-graduate Students : 500
Full-Time Teaching Staff : 500
Honararies ,Research Students & Nursing Staff : 50
Outsiders : 100


G.Library Timings

Monday to Friday : 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Saturday : 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Closed only on O.P.D. Holidays.

Reading facility out of route library hours:- Three Reading Rooms Open for 24 hours.

H. Medical Databases: Six databases subscribed and available on Intranet & Remote access is also available for users having valid ID card.

Library subscribes to many online databases and link to search them is given through intranet –

  1. Clinical Key
  2. Clinical Key Student
  3. OVID MD
  4. Proquest
  6. Thieme e-books
  7. BMJ-Case Report
  8. ERMED Consortia from NML
  9. JAMA Evidence
  10. NML ERMED Consortia


I. Online Journals:- More than 2000 journals are available on Internet through medical databases As a part of Interlinking medical libraries of India, we have got Consortia Membership from National Medical Library.

J. Online Books- More Than 2000 E-Books are available on Intranet through

  • Clinical Key
  • Clinical Key Student
  • Proquest
  • Ovid MD Medical Databases.
  • Thieme E books.
  • Access Medicine

Useful Links

    1. Start using PubMed from here to locate articles from journals in KEM and NIRRH libraries
    2. Another Health Library in Mumbai
      We are proud to introduce a consumer health library started by a doctor couple, who are ex GSites!
    3. Our library’s journal holdings
    4. Free Medical Journals.

Photo Gallery

Visit on 29 May 23 by Professor Joseph Muenzer, Pediatric Geneticist , University of North Carolina

Workshop on “Principles of Scientific Writing” 12, 13 October 2017, conducted for Pfizer Ltd

Mr Ashnik Chauhan at the DIA meeting in Chicago in June 2017

90 years of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, January 2016