RLMC library has Five main sections :
Acquisition section is working to enhance the collection and purchase of necessary items for their users’ needs and wants. The college library has very costly books, therefore it is deemed necessary by the institution to purchase only important and valuable material and discard purchase of any unnecessary material. This is the responsibility of chief librarian.
The criteria of books selection:
RLMC Library is bound to purchase books as per recommendations by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, and University of Health Sciences. Each has approved a criteria for medical colleges and universities in Pakistan in this regard. All Head of Departments of Basic medical sciences and clinical medical sciences have the right of selection of books for library and departmental library.
RLMC library follow the instructions of PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council), UHS (University of Health Sciences) and observe their criteria that is approved for the acquisition of material by medical colleges.
According to PMDC and UHS instruction, RLMC library Purchases 30 copies of each course-book for 150 students, along with 10 reference book copies for each set of five course-books.
Dictionaries, encyclopedia, literature and other general books are not included in this criterion
2. Circulation Section:
This section is performing following type of works:
Issue and Return of Material
Reminders Preparing and Sending
Preparing of lists as per requirement
In this section the library users can borrow library books/items through college ID card. The college ID card can also be used in the library for lending the materials. The circulation in charge verifies members’ cards and system information, then the circulation in charge issues library materials for 14-15 days.
The issuing criteria for all library users is as below:
2 books will be issued to students for the period of 15 days
3 Books will be issued to Faculty members for one months.
Departmental libraries can be borrowed library items from the Central library for the period of six months.
After due date, fine of Rs.10 Per day will be charged from the students By RLMC Library. In case library user damages or misplaces any library items, the user will have to pay twice the current price of the item or replace the same items to the library.
3. Technical Section:
The technical section of RLMC library is complete process of the following works.
Accessioning of Material
In this section the books are accessioned under two categories.
Library books which are relevant to the course and requirement of PMDC & UHS courses are entered. These are text and reference books of medical.
General books which are related with general information like literature, history, religion, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and so on.
Classification of Material:
RLMC library has DDC 23rd edition for classification of books.
Cataloging of material:
RLMC library uses computer catalogue to deliver the best library services and provide easy access to library users.
Spine and Barcode labeling:
Spine and barcode labels are generated through LIMS software and pasted over book-card, spine-label and book-barcode.
4. Serial Selection
RLMC Library is bound to acquire and provide medical research journals of national and international level as per recommended criteria defined by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC,) and University of Health Sciences (UHS) for medical colleges and universities in Pakistan. Rashid Latif Medical College Library is in possession of the following research journals:
Annals of Anatomy
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
British Journal of Surgery ( BJS)
The New England Journal of Medicine ( NEJM)
Journal of Clinical Pathology ( JCP)
Journal of Applied Physiology
American journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ( AJOG)
Archives of Disease in childhood
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
5. Reference Section
The Reference Section is provided to library users. It contains reference materials such as encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, dictionaries, year-books, hand books, atlases, gazetteers, indexes, quotation books, maps, bibliographies, biographical sources, government publications etc. Reader's reference queries are also founded by this section. Bibliographical assistance is provided to initiate research. The Librarian is available at all times to provide guidance to use library resources effectively. Reference books are identified by "REF" above the Class No.
RLMC library has an audio video section, where there are at least 220 CDs of medical books, which are very useful for library members and students for their research purposes.
Binding and Repairing of Material:
In this section the library staff repairs damaged materials and prepares materials for binding to make it reusable for library users.
RLMC library provides photocopy facility to all users including faculty and students. A modern photo state machine is available in the library for this purpose and the library attendant is authorized to issue and create photocopy materials.
RLMC Library has Five daily newspapers: Jang, Express, Dawn, The News, and The Nation.
RLMC provides high speed WIFI access to faculty members and students, therefore allowing them to work on his/her personal laptops within the premises.
A computer lab is attached with the library for web browsing and finding research literature. This facility is available only for RLMC faculty, researchers and students. RLMC provides printing facility to lab users. IT professionals are available for on-spot help and guidance to lab users.