Welcome to Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

Central Medical Reference Library

  • Name Of Department - Central Medical Reference Library
  • Head Of Department - Mrs. Dhanalakshmi S. Subramanian
  • Address - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai- 400008
  • Phone Numbers - +91- 22-23735555+91- 22-23735555 Extn: 2244
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About the department

History :

The Grant Govt Medical College, Central Medical Reference Library is one of the oldest libraries in Asia and its origin dates back to British times 1845 at the time of establishment of the college. It had a humble origin of a small collection and small space and has expanded since then through the times to the present five storied Central Medical Reference Library Building which was inaugurated by Hon A R Antulay ,Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 1st Oct 1981 . Thereafter on a national level out of five nodal points selected throughout the country, this library was selected as a nodal point for Maharashtra State and chosen to be given the pride of recognition as The Regional Medical Library, Western Region , with the inauguration by hon Mrs Akkamma Alexander, Lady Governer on 1st November , 1994.

Collection :

The library is rich in medical literature dating back to British period 1845 and has retained much of the very old rare collection in the form of old medical journals and books and monographs since that period . Sincere efforts are underway to preserve the rare valuable collection as far as possible with a view to preserve and enrich the National Heritage ,Medical Literature collection.


The Library is having internet connectivity and all terminals in the library are a part of the Institutional network which is having a Campus LAN spread throughout the hospital campus through HMIS (Hospital Management Information Systems) support. Phasewise free WI FI access is under process of being made available in the immediate future to students and faculty.

E library :

Facility for Campus wide access on all HMIS terminals is to be released soon via user password as well as direct access in the library, 3rd floor Cybrary through EBSCO subscribed online medical journals and online books which is under process of inauguration soon .