Welcome to Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Library
The Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (DCB) has a modest library with a stock of close to 3139 books (as of March 2017) and continuing to grow. In addition to theses, dissertations,reports etc originating from the Department are also archieved in a chronogical way. The Department has funds to acquire books worth a few lakh rupees every year and students and researchers are encouraged to select and suggest books to enrich the library collection. The library is enriched by exclusive gift collections from DCB members (Dr. AchuthSankar S. Nair, Dr. Pawan K. Dhar, Dr. Oommen V. Oommen, Dr. P.R Sudhakaran, Dr. Umesh P and Dr. Vinod Chandra).
For reading promotion the library has been following many innovative activities including Fine for non-use of library, 'mentored reading' where the faculties lead the students of a particular programme to the library and personally pick and give book to each student, provision for getting suggestions from DCB members regaring the purchase of new books, sending email alerts for new book arrivals, Public Tagging Sheet for books were the readers can write their feedback regarding the books, Book plate for books (in which the details of the recommendee and the purchase details are recorded) which is affixed inside the cover page of every newly purchased book and donated book, monthly reading statistics, and many more.
Library Software : Koha
DCB library is using the popular open source library management software Koha. Book operations of the library are fully computerized and the online public access catalog (OPAC) is available.
The circulation process has been done by Barcode technology. Printer & Photo Copier facilities are also available in the library for users. The department provides secured Property Lockers in the library for keeping the personal belongings of the members. They can keep their valuables including laptop, handbags, books, etc. in the Property Locker at any time.
Open on all working days from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm.