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The central library of Katihar Medical College is located on the first floor of the college building. The library uses the second edition of Anglo-American Cataloguing Roles (AACR2) is used as a cataloging code.

The central library has three reading rooms for undergraduate students, one reading room for postgraduate students, and one reading room for staff.

The central library is equipped with internet, T.V., V.C.R, microfilm reading, printing, scanning, and photocopy facilities.

The central library has a total of 17,664 books, including 14,403 textbooks and 3,261 reference books. The latest edition of books are purchased consistently.

The number of Indian journals and foreign journals subscribed annually is 42 each. All journals from January 2005 are kept in archives wherein the number of Indian journals is 2,185 and the number of foreign journals is 5,995.

Many departments have their own library located within the departments.

The number of books and journals available for different subjects are as below:

Subjects Central library Departmental library
Anaesthesiology

Books: 475

Journals

Indian: 120

Foreign: 295

Books:172
Anatomy

Books: 2085

Journals

Indian: 40

Foreign: 229

Books:200
Biochemistry

Books: 878

Journals

Indian: 150

Foreign: 124

Books:239
Community Medicine

Books: 769

Journals

Indian: 175

Foreign: 215

Books:270
Dermatology and STD

Books: 418

Journals

Indian: 125

Foreign: 270

Books:170
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Books: 281

Journals

Indian: 55

Foreign: 55

Books:125
General Medicine

Books: 2450

Journals

Indian: 555

Foreign: 1485

Books:288
General Surgery

Books: 1279

Journals

Indian: 105

Foreign: 300

Books:235
Microbiology

Books: 867

Journals

Indian: 35

Foreign: 105

Books:230
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Books: 1015

Journals

Indian: 54

Foreign: 325

Books:206
Ophthalmology

Books: 657

Journals

Indian: 95

Foreign: 150

Books:132
Orthopaedics

Books: 579

Journals

Indian: 84

Foreign: 270

Books:195
Orthopaedics

Books: 579

Journals

Indian: 84

Foreign: 270

Books:195
Otorhinolaryngology

Books: 452

Journals

Indian: 35

Foreign: 155

Books:158
Paediatrics

Books: 2085

Journals

Indian: 295

Foreign: 250

Books:239
Pathology

Books: 1016

Journals

Indian: 30

Foreign: 400

Books:206
Pediatrics

Books: 812

Journals

Indian: 65

Foreign: 410

Books:190
Pharmacology

Books: 750

Journals

Indian: 65

Foreign: 410

Books:216
Physiology

Books: 859

Journals

Indian: 47

Foreign: 142

Books:211
Psychiatry

Books: 427

Journals

Indian: 55

Foreign: 175

Books:42
Radio-Diagnosis

Books: 417

Journals

Indian: 35

Foreign: 205

Books:158
Tuberculosis & Chest diseases

Books: 188

Journals

Indian: 30

Foreign: 110

Books:130
WHO

Books: 325

Journals

Indian: 0

Foreign: 0

Books:0