Central Library

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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, F.M.T – Chairperson
Dr Erel A.I. Diaz, Professor & HOD, General Surgery
Dr Malathi M, Professor & HOD, Biochemistry
Dr Mahesh Bhat T., Professor & HOD, ENT
Dr Venkatesha B M , Professor & HOD, Medicine
Dr Prema D'Cunha, Professor & HOD, OBG
Dr Norman B Mendonca, Professor & HOD, Ophthalmology
Dr K Raghuveer Adiga , Professor & HOD, Orthopaedics
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
Mrs Victoria D'Almeida – Vice Principal, FMCON
Mrs Irene Alvares, PG Co-ordinator, FMCON
Mrs Jasmine Sarita Vas, Principal, FMSON
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