Central Library


Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds.

— Light Armour McGraw-Hill, 1954.
Richard Armour

Working Hours

Monday to Friday : 8.00 am to 10.00pm
Saturday : 8.00 am to 8.00pm
Sundays / Holidays : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Reading Hall : 8:00am to 12:00 midnight


Dr Janet Dotty Lobo
Chief Librarian
Father Muller Charitable Institutions
Father Muller Road, Kankanady
Mangalore-575 002, INDIA.

Telephone : 0824-2238139

E-mail : library@fathermuller.in, clfmmc_in@yahoo.co.in

The Father Muller Central Library started functioning in 1985, in the premises of Homeopathic Medical College Block.The Central Library was shifted to the Mother and Child Health  Block (Fr. Muller General Hospital) with all the modern facilities on 29th January 2000.  It was a long-standing dream of the institution that the Library should have an independent building; thus the new building named as “Knowledge Centre” with the state of art facilities was inaugurated on 16th June 2011. The four storied complex consists of Central Library with Postgraduate and Undergraduate Sections, Reading Halls, e-Library and two spacious ultra modern conference halls.

  • Planning the user-based Collection development.
  • Collection of Information resources in Print, Non-print, Electronic, Online in Health Sciences.
  • Satisfying the users’ needs and wants.
  • Access of Library holdings via Automated Library catalogue and Internet.
  • Encouraging the use of Information sources in his/her area of interest by providing access to national and international databases.
  • Helping the users to find out right information at the right time.
  • To provide timely, accurate, current information and materials to the users for learning, teaching and research.
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Back volumes of Journals
  • Thesis/ Dissertations
  • E-Journals
  • E-books
  • WHO Publications
  • CD-ROMs
  • Video Cassettes
  • Photocopying
  • Network Printer
  • Leased Line Connectivity
  • CD Writers
  • DVD Rom Drives
  • T.V.
  • V.C.D. Player
  • Slide Projector
  • Reading Rooms with adequate furniture
  • News papers and General Magazines
  • Own books reading room
  • WIFI connectivity
  • Book – Bank
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • EPAC:  The Library is automated with ‘Easylib’ software.

Website: The Bibliographical record of library holdings such as Books, Journals, Back volumes of Journals, CD ROMs, Dissertations, and WHO Publications can be accessed through Electronic Public Access Catalogue (EPAC). This facility is extended to all through remote access. Biometric Scanners are installed to UG and PG  sections.

Ezproxy – Remote access to e-resources – Library users can access the subscribed e-resources from anywhere/anytime.

Total floor area – 3195 Sq.mtrs.in 3 Floors


  • Reading Hall
  • Coffee Hut
  • Student & Teacher Souhardha Sahakari Ltd.
  • Archival Section
  • Technical Section
  • Binding Section
  • Library Staff Rest Rooms: Ladies/Gents

Ground Floor

  • Help Desk
  • Lockers Room : Ladies/Gents
  • Under Graduate Section
  • Circulation/Reprography Counters
  • EPAC User Terminal
  • New Arrivals
  • Text Books and Reference Books
  • Reading Hall
  • News Papers and General Magazines Section
  • Notice Boards
  • Office of the Chief Librarian/Assistant Librarian

First Floor

  • Staff and Postgraduate Section
  • Circulation/Reprography Counters
  • EPAC User Terminal
  • New Arrivals
  • Text Books and Reference Books
  • Current and Back Volumes of Journals
  • Thesis/Dissertations
  • WHO Publications
  • General Books
  • Faculty Section
  • Reading Hall
  • E-Library
  • CDROMS and Online Databases

Second Floor

  • Audio Visual Hall

Fr Muller Central Library is catering to  the needs of Medical College, Nursing College, Homeopathic Medical College, Speech & Hearing and Allied Health Science Colleges.

Total (As on 10.03.2016)
Books 33814
Journals (Print) 263
E- Journals
Back Volumes of Journals 7686
CD-ROM's 779
WHO Publications 594
Thesis/Dissertations 3093
Computers 54
Scanner 1
Printers 4
Laptop 1
Barcoding Scanner 2
Photocopiers 2 ( Black and White + Colour)

Special Collection : A separate collection of Book Bank facility for General Students and SC/ST Students is available in the Library.

  • Bibliographic Service on Demand
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Database Search Service
  • Lending of Books
  • Lending of Periodicals
  • New Additions
  • Reader’s Guidance
  • Reference
  • Photocopying
  • Audio-Visuals
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Document Delivery Service
  • Circulation
  • Computer and Printing
  • User orientation/information literacy
  • Power back up
  • Information display and Notification

Internet Service :
FMCI has got a  high speed internet gateway of 280Mbps. Entire library Block is Wi-Fi enabled with OFC connectivity as a backbone. Students are given  access to E-Resources, thereby providing the best of educational experience.

HELINET is a networking concept; it stands for Health Science Library and Information Network. The concept is adopted by RGUHS, Bangalore in 2001 to network all health science libraries under its affiliation and to develop a consortium for resource sharing. This has been linked to Fr Muller Central Library since 2003. Website: http://www.rguhs.ac.in

The gateways covered in HELINET are:

  • Science Direct
  • LWW
  • BMJ
  • Oxford University Press
  • Jaypee
  • Proquest
  • Nature

Up To Date: An evidence-based, Physician – Authored Clinical decision support resource Website: www.uptodateonline.com

Website: http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in



  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society
  • Annual Reviews
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)
  • Indian Journals
  • Institute of Physics
  • Oxford University Press
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • H.W. Wilson


  • Cambridge Books Online
  • E-brary
  • EBSCOHost-Net Library
  • Hindustan Book Agency
  • Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Books
  • Oxford Scholarship
  • Springer eBooks
  • Sage Publication e Books
  • Taylor Francis eBooks
  • Myilibrary-McGraw Hill

The membership of the following institutions are availed to access their e-resources and to avail Inter Library Loan and Document Delivery service. 

  • American Library
  • British Council
  • Mangalore University Library
Library Staff
Dr Janet Dotty Lobo Librarian B.Com., M.L.I.S., Ph. D.
Mrs. Shanthi Crasta Deputy Librarian B.A. M.L.I.S
Mrs. Jenifer Pais Documentalist P.U.C., D.L.I.S.
Mrs. Pramila D'Souza Cataloguer B.A. D.L.I.S
Mrs. Ida Tellis Library Assistant B.A. B.L.I.S
Ms. Kavitha Library Assistant P.U.C. D.L.I.S
Ms. Rajivi Library Assistant B.A. D.L.I.S
Mrs. Yogini Library Assistant B.A. D.L.I.S
Ms. Bhavyashree Library Assistant P.U.C. D.L.I.S
Mrs. Shaila Mascarenhas Jr. Asst. Clerk P.U.C
Mr. Melwyn Misquith Daftaries P.U.C
Mr. Emmanuel M D'Souza Daftaries P.U.C
Mr. Kishore Gatty Peon P.U.C
Mr. Praveen Fernandes Peon P.U.C
Mr. Rajesh D'Souza Attender P.U.C
Mr. Manohar Attender P.U.C
Mr. Balraj Attender P.U.C
  • Entry to the Library is by biometric scanner only.
  • SILENCE shall be maintained in the Library and reading room at all times.
    Conversation, making noise, sleeping, resting legs on chairs and tables, smoking etc., are Strictly prohibited in the Library.
  • Members entering the Library/reading room are required to leave all personal
    belongings like Umbrella, bags, brief cases, books, coats, etc., inside the locker room placed at the entrance. However members are permitted to carry one note book inside the Library.
  • Borrower’s tickets are Not transferable.
  • No outside/personal books are allowed inside the UG/PG Section.
  • The Librarian may recall any book /journal any time if required.
  • Using mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited.
  • Users should not reserve seats by leaving books or personal belongings on the table.
  • Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The Library staffs are not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Students should follow the dress code of the college while visiting the Library.
  • Members of the Library found to be indulging in damaging the library materials.
    Misconduct or infringing the library rules are liable for disciplinary action.
  • To obtain NO DUES certificate, members should return all books/journals borrowed
    pay over due charges if any and surrender the library cards

Library Committee Members

Dr Nagesh K.R, Professor & HOD, Forensic Medicine Chairperson, Library Committee
Dr Erel A.I. Diaz, Professor & HOD, General Surgery
DR Radhesh Hegde B, Professor & HOD, Anesthesiology
Dr Malathi M, Professor & HOD, Biochemistry
DR Narayana V, Professor & HOD, Community Medicine
DR Ramesh Bhat M, Professor & HOD, Dermatology
Dr Mahesh Bhat T., Professor & HOD, ENT
Dr Venkatesha B M , Professor & HOD, Medicine
DR B. Rekha, Professor and HOD, Microbiology
Dr Prema D'Cunha, Professor & HOD, OBG
Dr Norman B Mendonca, Professor & HOD, Ophthalmology
Mrs Victoria D'Almeida – Vice Principal, FMCON
Mrs Irene Alvares, PG Co-ordinator, FMCON
Mrs Jasmine Sarita Vas, Principal, FMSON
Dr K Raghuveer Adiga , Professor & HOD, Orthopaedics
Dr Hilda Fernandes, Professor & HOD, Pathology
Dr Pavan Hegde, Professor & HOD, Paediatrics
Dr Padmaja Udaykumar, Professor & HOD,Pharmacology
Dr B. G. Subbha Rao, Professor & HOD, Physiology
Dr P. John Mathai, Professor & HOD, Psychiatry
Dr H. B. Suresh, Professor & HOD, Radio-Diagnosis
Dr Hasib A.G , Professor & HOD , Radiotherapy
Mrs Sweta D’Cunha Course Co-ordinator , MHA
Mr Sudeep Mario J. Pais, Course Co-ordinator, Physiotherapy
Dr Jayaprakash C.S. Course Co-ordinator, B.Sc. MLT
Dr Tessa N Kaneria, Course Co-ordinator, MIT
Ms Shwetha, Vice-Principal , Speech & Hearing
Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian, Secretary

Ex-Officio Members

Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D'Sa Administrator, FMMC
Dr B. Sanjeev Rai, C.M.S, FMCI
Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean, FMMC
Dr Prakash Shetty, Vice-Dean, FMMC
Sr Winnifred D'Souza, Principal, FMCON

Workshop Reports

Fr Muller Knowledge Centre organized a workshop on EndNote and research on 27 th August 2016 at Decennial Memorial Hall of Knowledge Centre. More than 260 Faculty members and students of various Institutions participated in the workshop.

Dr Nagesh K.R., H.O.D. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and Chairperson of the Library Committee welcomed the gathering. Rev. Fr. Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, FMMC highlighted the importance of the workshop. Dr. Janet Dotty Lobo introduced the resource person Dr. Gopakumar V., University Librarian, Goa University, Goa.

Dr Gopakumar V presented a live session on Mendeley open source software. He has trained us how to create bibliography using Mendeley software & through MS word. Mendeley is free academic software to manage, share and cite research papers. Mendeley is very useful to researchers for research work and citation. He has briefed on research, how to write, Quality papers, creating Library, Managing documents, references, citing references, generating bibliographies, using groups, importing PDF files etc. The session was indeed very useful and informative. Good response from faculty and students, who have actively participated in the interactive session, many have raised questions and cleared their doubts. At the end Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian, FMCI, presented a memento to the resource person as a token of love and appreciation. Mrs. Shanthi Crasta, Library Assistant, proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Swetha Shanbhag, Staff of the department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology was MC of the program.

Father Muller Knowledge Centre (Central Library) organized user awareness workshop on Elsevier’s e-resource – “Science Direct” on 21 st may 2016 between 11.00 am to 12.00 noon in the Knowledge Centre Hall.

The Workshop began with welcome and introduction of the resource person by Dr.Nagesh K.R., Professor & Head of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and the Library Committee chairperson. Dr. Jayaprakash Alva, Dean of Father Muller Medical College addressed about the purpose of this workshop and benefits of e-resource and advised the faculty and students to make use of the e-resources available in the Library. The resource person Mr. Gunjan Hajela, Sr. Customer Engagement Manager – South Asia, Elsevier, Health Solutions, Gurgaon gave a detailed insight on “Science Direct”. He briefed about the Basic search, Advanced search, downloading articles directly to Mendeley (Open access software), selecting different styles to write bibliographies, different type of search techniques which help to narrow down the search results, number of full-text Journals available in Science direct under HELINET Consortium etc. He has also highlighted the features of other e-resources such as “Clinical Key” and “Scopus”. There was a good response from the faculty, residents and students, who have actively participated in the interactive session and cleared their doubts. At the end, Dr. Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian, FMCI proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Swetha Shanbhag, Staff of Forensic Medicine Department was the MC of the program.


A workshop on “HELINET Programme of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences” was organised for the Teaching Staff of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Deralakatte on 16.07.13 as a part of Faculty Development Pragramme. The Teaching staff gathered at the college library at 2.30 p.m.

Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Chief Librarian of Father Muller Charitable Institutions was the resource person for the session. She created an awareness on HELINET Consortium (Health Science Library Information Network) its adoption, mission, goals etc., Also, she gave a live demonstration in using digital Library of RGUHS.

The Department of Hospital Administration conducted a Guest Lecture on “Accessibility to E-Resources”, on 17 th October 2015 at MHA Lecture hall. The guest speaker was Dr. Janet Dotty Lobo, Chief Librarian, Knowledge Centre FMMC. The guest speaker gave an insight into the various E-Resources that can be accessed through the E-Library located in the Knowledge Centre of the Institution.

Father Muller College of Nursing, Department of Nursing Research conducted a seminar on Introduction to Research: Online search on 14 th December 2013. The aim of the seminar was equip the undergraduates for effective review of literate. The Undergraduate (BSc & PBBSc) 142 students of various colleges attended the workshop. Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, the Chief Librarian, FMCI was the Resource person. The highlights of the seminar was on fetching the articles through on online search, journals and articles reviews, J -Gate, Fed- Gate, e-learning modules, Up-to- date and other websites. The seminar was organized by Mrs. Bridget D Silva, Department of Nursing Research. The seminar ended by proposing vote of thanks by Ms Gladis Abraham, BSc Nursing Student

The Inauguration and Blessing of FMMC Decennial Memorial Building and the knowledge centre commenced on Thursday 16th June at 4pm. The chief guest of the function was Dr K. N. Vijayaprakash, Commissioner, Mangalore City Corporation. The chief guest inaugurated the building with the cutting of the ribbon. This was followed by the Blessing of the new building by the Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore, Diocese and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions. The dignitaries present for the inaugural were Rev Fr Patrick Rodrigues, Rev Fr Richard Coelho, Rev Fr Denis D'Sa, Rev Fr Vincent Saldanha and Dr JP Alva. All the staff, PGs and interns of FMMC were present on this occasion.

The formal function was held in the conference hall on the top floor.The programme began with a prayer song. The welcome address was given by Rev Fr Patrick Rodrigues, Director, FMCI. This was followed by the message by the chief guest Dr N. Vijayaprakash. The architect and builder of the building were felicitated by the Bishop. Rev Fr Denis D'Sa delivered the vote of thanks. The programme ended with a video presentation of the Decennial Memorial building and the institutional anthem.

This knowledge centre is equipped with more than 26,000 textbooks of various health science specialities and more than 1000 National and international health science journals. Also the library has availed the membership of DELNET e-resources and subscribed 'Up to date' data base. The library is automated and biometric units are installed at the entry and exit of the library.

Open-ended Consortium held on 12.06.2012 held at Knowledge Centre Hall by Informatics India Ltd., Bangalore

Father Muller Knowledge Centre organized user awareness workshop on Elsevier's E-resource – “Clinical Key” on 08 th December 2014 between 3.00p.m to 4.00p.m in the Knowledge Centre Hall.

The program was attended by Teaching Faculty, Postgraduate Students and Interns of Father Muller Medical College. The program began with Welcome/Introduction by Dr. Erel A.I. Diaz, Prof. & H.O.D of Surgery and Library Committee Chairperson.

The Resource person Mr. Hajela Gunjan, Customer Engagement Manager for Elsevier Health Sciences and Mr. S.R Varun, Sales Manager for online Products of Elsevier Health Sciences gave a detailed demonstration on Clinical Key. Briefed on Basic search, Books, Journals, Drug Monographs, Guidelines, Patient Education, Multimedia, CME and How to register Clinical Key etc.

There was very good response from the Faculty and Students, many have attended the program and participated in the interaction section.

At the end Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian, proposed the vote of thanks.

A Training Programme on SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) software was held at Father Muller Knowledge Centre Hall On 09 th July 2015 between 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The resource person Mr Subramanya K ., Statistician, IBM SPSS South Asia Private Limited, Bangalore presented a detailed PPT on Introduction to SPSS, Advanced Statistics, How to apply different types of tests, Custom Tables, Correlation and Regression etc ., in the morning.

The Karnataka Health Sciences Library Association ® (KHSLA) and Fr Muller Medical College in association with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore jointly organized two days conference at FMMC Decennial Memorial Hall on 24 th and 25 th January 2013. The theme of the conference was “Evidence Based-Health Science Librarianship”. Around 150 delegates from all over Karnataka attended this Conference.

Day 1:

The first day began at 9.30 am with the Pre-conference session; Dr Ramaraj Urs, University Librarian, RGUHS, Bangalore gave useful insights on Evidence Based Medicine and the role of Librarians in Evidence Based Medicine.

Later at 11am, the inaugural programme began with an invocation. Dr B Sanjeev Rai, Chief of Medical Services welcomed the gathering.

The conference was formally inaugurated by lighting the auspicious lamp by the dignitaries present on the dais.

Professor Dr K Ramnarayan, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University, Was the Chief Guest. Rev.Fr Patrick Rodrigues, Director, FMCI presided over the function. Dr H S Siddamallaiah, Conference Director, Rev. Fr Denis D’Sa, Administrator, FMMC & FMCON, Dr P S Mahesh President KHSLA, Mr Venkatesh, Secretary KHSLA, Dr B Sanjeev Rai, Chief of Medical Services and Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Secretary, Organizing Committee were present on the dais.

A Conference Volume was released by Dr K Ramnarayan on this occasion. Mr Nagaraj, retired Librarian, KIMS Bangalore was felicitated by the dignitaries.

Dr. Mahesh, President of the Association briefed about the vision of the Association and highlighted about the conference theme and sub-theme and appealed the Librarians to not only support the health care professionals but also help to evaluate the knowledge.

KHSLA Secretary Mr. Venkatesh read out the KHSLA report on the occasion. Rev. Fr Denis D’ Sa, Administrator, FMMC & FMCON introduced the chief guest Prof (Dr) K Ramnarayan to the gathering.

Dr Ramnarayan in his inaugural address said that, conference such as this gives an opportunity to learn and let others know what we are doing. Library connects the users to new knowledge and the librarians are the best teachers to build the knowledge. Librarians should be more proactive to dig out the information in catering the needs of the health Sciences Professionals.

Dr H S Siddamallaiah, Conference Director in his keynote address said that” Evidence Based-Health Science Librarianship (EB-HSL)” is to support, and to practice EBM. The EB-HSL requires the knowledge of EBM and POC resources to support clinical decisions.

In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Patrick said Librarians should be able to satisfy proactively the needs of the doctors. The researchers and health care professionals are finding it difficult to search the right information from the ocean of information. It is the duty of the librarians to act as catalyst and support them to find the wealth of information.

At the end Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Organising Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.

After the Inauguration Program the scientific papers were presented as a part of technical sessions.

Day 2:

The day began at 9.30 am with the technical sessions followed by the valedictory session at 12.30pm (noon).

Dr B Sanjeev Rai, Chief of Medical Services, Rev. Fr Denis D’Sa Administrator, FMMC & FMCON, Prof. (Dr) Jayaprakash Alva, Chairman, Organizing Committee Dr P S Mahesh, President KHSLA, Mr Venkatesh, Secretary KHSLA, Dr H S Siddamallaiah, Conference Director and Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Secretary, Organizing committee were present on the dais.

The programme began with an invocation. Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Welcomed the gathering. On behalf of the delegates Mr. John Librarian, St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore and Mr. Dattatreya, Librarian, JJMC Davangere gave their valuable feedback on their 2 days experience.

Dr B Sanjeev Rai, Chief of Medical Services, Rev. Fr Denis D’ Sa Administrator, addressed the gathering .

Mrs. Shashikala Bhat, Repporteur General, read out the brief report of the 5 th Annual Conference of KHSLA, Dr P S Mahesh delivered the presidential address.

Dr Nagaraj, Librarian, KIMS, Bangalore was felicitated on this occasion.

Totally 18 Scientific papers were presented, Dr H S Siddamallaiah, Conference Director announced the best participant and best paper Award.

The valedictory function concluded after Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Organising secretary of this Conference expressed her gratitude with a vote of thanks.

Father Muller Knowledge Centre organized user awareness program on Library subscribed E-resource on J-Gate and a demo on EndNote on 17 th October 2014 between 3.00p.m to 4.30 p.m. in the Decennial Memorial Hall of Knowledge Centre.

The program was attended by Teaching Faculty, Postgraduate Students and Interns of Father Muller Medical College, College of Nursing, School of Nursing and Speech and Hearing. The program began with Welcome/Introduction by Dr. Erel A.I. Diaz, Prof. & H.O.D of Surgery and Library Committee Chairperson.

The Resource person Mr. Ravishankar, Training Consultant, Informatics India Ltd., Bangalore, gave a detailed demonstration on J-Gate (Biomedical Sciences) resource, briefed on Basic search, Advanced search, How to use Boolean operators? How to register J-Gate? How to search Journal articles etc.

Also given a demo on EndNote (A Bibliographic Reference Management Software) Mr. Ravishankar said that this product is useful to those who are in the habit of publishing research papers in Journals. Training given on to search online database, to collect full text articles & to create bibliographies. He said that there are over 6,000+ styles to format bibliography.

Many have attended the program, participated in the interaction section. At the end Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian proposed the vote of thanks.

Father Muller Knowledge Centre organized user awareness program on Library subscribed e-resources on J-GATE, FEDGATE AND EZPROXY on 25 th November 2013 between 3.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in the Decennial Memorial Hall of Knowledge Centre.

The program was attended by Teaching Faculty, Postgraduate Students and Interns of Father Muller Medical College, College of Nursing, School of Nursing and Speech and Hearing. The program began with Welcome/Introduction by Dr. Erel A. I. Diaz, Prof. & H.O.D. of Surgery and Library Committee Chairperson.

The Resource person Mr. Ravishankar, Training Consultant, Informatics India Ltd., Bangalore, gave a detailed demonstration on what is J-Gate?, J-Gate Features and Benefits, J-Gate Products and Services etc,

The Resource person Mr. Satish P, IT & Product Development Manager, Informatics, India Ltd, Bangalore, gave demonstration on FEDgate and EZproxy. The sessions were informative and very useful.

Many have attended the program, participated in the interaction section. The resource persons were very happy by seeing the crowd.

At the end Dr Janet Dotty Lobo, Librarian proposed the vote of thanks.

SC/ST Book Bank Hand over Function at Conference Hall – District Social Welfare Officer was with us on 27.06.2009