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ABOUT APOLLO LIBRARY

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka’s Library is situated in the 12th floor of the hospital. This library, in its newly organized structure, started operation from June 2006 to provide the staff with appropriate materials (both printed and audio visual) and services for the development of education and knowledge. This is a modern library having internet facilities and good sitting arrangement for the staff to read. There are varieties of medical books available in AHD library. We have medical journals of various subjects, as well as medical newspapers and CDs. The library keeps Apollo Hospitals Dhaka’s official Journal “Pulse”. The staff can also read current Bangladeshi newspapers in English and Bangla. Materials in the library are arranged by subject divisional pattern, the physical arrangement is processed by international standard scheme of classification (DDC), and is catalogued to provide various access points; for example, searching by author, subject or title. All materials are also organized by computers to ensure that the readers can select their necessary information in a very short time.

The health sciences library is positioned to play a key role in the hospital. AHD library, as a specialized information professional, is uniquely prepared to provide oversight and management of resources and services to the hospital. The library brings specialized competencies to the hospital for the selection, organization, dissemination, and integration of resources into the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

WHAT THE LIBRARY OFFERS

  • Books and journals
  • Health and research reference
  • Newspapers
  • Computers for accessing library services, as well as Internet services
  • Bibliographic instruction
  • Computer instruction (searching the internet, CD-ROM programs, etc.)
  • Inter-library access
  • Video viewing within the resource room
  • Photocopying
  • Spaces for group work, teaching and training
  • Manikin models for training
  • Courses in information searching for doctors and employees at AHD.
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BORROWING & CIRCULATION SERVICES

Only fixed-term AHD staffs are entitled to borrow books, journals, and other reading materials from the library for their own use. Library materials cannot be borrowed for use and on behalf of others.

Photocopying services

Only a single copy of work‑related materials may be made, if permitted under the national and international copyright laws, rules, and regulations. To get photocopies, a photo duplication request form has to be completed, mentioning the details of the items, whether it is personal or institutional.

REPRINT SERVICES

In response to specific requests, the library may arrange to procure from outside sources photocopies of articles that are not available at the library.

SERVICES FOR CURRENT MEDICAL SCIENCE AWARENESS

The library maintains interesting profiles for members of AHD scientific staff only.

Reference and bibliographic services

Members of the library staff may assist in locating information, answer on‑the‑spot queries, guide and provide instruction in the use of the card catalogue, databases, resources, indexes, and abstracts when­ever needed. In response to specific requests from users, members of the library staff may provide literature searches from the databases available at the library and may arrange to obtain reprints of papers from outside sources not available in the library.

IT & Internet services

The library offers a wide database for storage and search of information, as well as services from the Internet. Access to international databases can be made through the internet. Library users are encouraged to undertake literature searching from the internet.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more details please contact:

Asma Ara
Deputy Manager, Library
Mobile: 01711 065703
Phone (02)-8431661 EXT: 1153
E-mail :aara@apollodhaka.com

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