INTRODUCTION: Federal Medical Centre library
(Hospital library) is a department under Administration Directorate established
in January 2005 under the supervision of staff who are not librarians. In 2009,
two librarians were employed and consequently took over the responsibility of
managing the library. The first Head of the Library Department was Kabir
Ishyaku who served between 2009 and 2013. Later in 2014, Salamatu Sani Junaid
was appointed acting head of the Department.
The current modern Library Complex was built in 2014 and commissioned on 15th August, 2014. The library has become an integral part of the organization designed to provide an up-to-date information material to assist physicians, health professionals, students, medical researchers, nurses etc. in finding health, scientific and other related information in order to improve, assess and update health care as it is the primary objective of the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi.
The Library houses a large collection of books, journals, newspapers, magazines and other medical related information resources that are organized systematically for consultation, research, reading and referencing. The library was set up to meet the information needs of all medical and other professionals of the institution and to provide a conducive reading atmosphere for our students.
The library runs a shift duty operation as follows:
Mondays to Fridays: 8:00am to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am to 1:00pm.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Hospital Librarians are information specialists charged with the following responsibilities:-
- Selection and acquisition of all information materials needed in the library, in print, non-print or database.
- Organizing information resources and making them easily accessible to hospital staff and students.