The VPCI Library is providing patient care information support and catering to the academic needs of the faculty members, resident doctors, researchers and students alike for research purposes. It forms a part of Institute support services and acquires thought process, collect and disseminates global information in the field of Biomedical Sciences with specialization in pulmonary diseases and allied sciences. The library started in 1955, but it has back volumes of several journals more than 100 years old. Most of the journals have complete sets of volumes originating right from their treatises of medicine which are readily available for basic and historical insights. It also has a very good comprehensive collection of serial publications like Annual Reviews, Years books, Recent advances.


Library Collection


The Institute has one of the best library in the field of Pulmonary Disease and Allied Sciences having 10131 Books, 25025 bound Journals, 175 CD’s, 570 Thesis and 27 National and International Reports. A total 16 Journals (05 International and 11 National) are being received on exchange programme with the Institute’s Journal and 03 Journals (02 International and 01 National) are received on complimentary basis.  VPCI is a member of National Level ERMED Consortium (e-journals) for the Calendar Since year 2018. ERMED Consortium subscribed 239+ e-journals from five publishers. All e-journals are configured on Static IP / IP’s of our Institute. Library initiates appropriate efforts from time to time to create awareness among staff, research scholars, students, etc. to enhance maximum utilisation of e-journals through customised e-journals gateway and benefit of access/download of articles from the ‘Cochrane Library’. The Internet services have been provided right on the desktop of each Faculty Member through DUCC network /LAN and a separate Leased line connectivity (VPCI) with 10 Mbps from MTNL. Library also provides inter-library loan facilities and reprographic services on demand. The Library follows an open Access system. Library is equipped with modern information technology equipment’s and continues to provide Internet/ e-mail services to the users to access CAS (Current Awareness  Services) and SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information) services. These are provided to the users in the form of online/offline through e-mail and/or in print during the year. Library uses “LibSys 4.0” Library Management Software, which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. The ‘LibSys’ consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials, article indexing and OPAC.


Physical Infrastructure


The steady growth of the library can be gauged from the fact that initially, it was based in a single-room establishment, but subsequently, it expanded and presently is housed in accommodation covering entire floor of the Institute's Multistoried-building.


Library Hours


The Library facilities are available to Members/Users of Delhi University from Monday to Friday {8:30 AM to.5:30 PM} & Saturday 9.00 to 5:30 P.M. (Reference & Reading Purpose)