Access to the collection is paramount in the library, thus the following services are provided: 

Readers’ Assistance

Assists readers in the use of electronic catalogs, databases and the internet; assists in the choice of library materials on the subject of inquiry; and directs users to the appropriate source of information

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

Provides access to the book database through an online catalog via terminals

Bibliographic service

Instructs and assists users on the proper way of documenting information

Current awareness

Displays journals and magazines, posts photocopied table of contents of journals or posts newspaper clippings


Charging and discharging materials for NISMED staff only


Referrals to other libraries or information centers for materials not found in NISMED Library

Library orientation and Tour

A short lecture on the holdings and services of the library patrons and visitors

Media services

Viewing of audio visual materials like CD-ROMs, videotapes, slides and transparencies

Selective dissemination of information

Furnishes information of current and special interest to the staff


Journal articles or chapters of books are photocopied uponrequest

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