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About us

The University library is among the oldest academic institutions established by the great Visionary late Chancellor Hakeem Abdul Hameed Sb. (1908-1999) in 1977 at the Tughlakabad Campus of the upcoming university. The Central library is housed in a multi-tire round building famous for its architectural design and beautiful landscaping. It was renamed in 1992 as the Hakeem Mohammed Said Central library (acronym HMSCL) on the name of the younger brother of the founder. The Jamia Hamdard Library System consists of the HMS Central library and a number of School libraries, such as School of Pharmaceutical education and Research Library, School of Nursing Sciences and Allied Health Library, School of Unani Medical Education and Research Library, School of Chemical and Life Sciences Library, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Library and HILSR Library holding good number of Books and Periodicals.


To become a high-quality knowledge resource centre and to provide updated learning resources to the user community and supplement the efforts of students and faculty in their research in various fields of study. The Library will continuously embrace changes in the info -sphere and align its practices and service to user satisfaction.


The Mission of Hakim Mohammed Said Central Library is to provide a dynamic learning environment and services that support and enhance teaching and learning by facilitating inclusive and remote access to resources to all users.

Library Computerization:

The library has undertaken the computerization of its house-keeping activities based on the popular propriety software LIBSYS as Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) since 2004. Keeping in view the nature of the collection which consist of a large number of non-European printed materials, bibliographic databases in Unicode complaint standard have been developed. Now, a variety of bibliographic databases, such as database for printed books, theses and CD-ROMs are available in English, Urdu, Hindi, Persian and Arabic languages. These various databases are available to be accessed throughout the campus and beyond in 24x7 format on the Intranet and Internet topography. All library members are provided bar coded library IDs with category specific privileges for borrowing materials from any issue counter within the library system.

The RFID based circulation system has been introduced in the HMS Central library from the academic session 2019-2020 which is integrated with the already running Libsys software. This self-kiosk is facilitating library users to check-out and check-in of library materials by themselves and save their time. The library will also benefit as this system will provide a protection against theft as well as willful misplacement of books, etc. The library is also introduced Biometric fingerprints access and Charging/Discharging control system in the Central library to facilitate real-time record of footfalls in the library. The Library is member of ‘E-ShodhSindhu’ National Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources and ShodhGanga- A reservoir of Indian e-Theses. In addition to the various resources, the Library is also a member of DELNET and INFLIBNET. The Library resources can be accessed from all nodes of Network across the campus.

Remote Access to E-Resources:

HMS Central Library in association with INFED (a service provided by INFLIBNET) initiated the Off Campus Access using Shibboleth Open Source system to the e-Resources subscribed by Jamia Hamdard for the faculty/staff members and PhD students.

Library Collection:

The library has more than 1.85 lakhs items including 30,000 rare books, 3415 bound journals. Library subscribes to foreign and Indian journals. It has acquired quite a large number of CDs, Micro-films, micro-fiche and more than 3500 manuscripts in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages.
The library OPAC can be accessed at or http://webopac.jamiahamdard.edu:8280/opac/ (Off- Campus Access)


WEB OPAC link to be integrated http://webopac.jamiahamdard.edu:8280/opac/" (Off- Campus Access) http://webopac.jamiahamdard.edu:8280/opac/


Electronic Resources Division of HMS Central Library, caters the needs of the users by providing them with full-text databases, e-journals, eBooks, and other resources. HMS Central Library has access to below listed databases. The subscription is made either through e Shodh Sindhu (eSS) consortia or directly from the publishers/exclusive distributors.

Access to the subscribed resources is provided to the stakeholders through IP, Shibboleth and, in some cases, on a username and password basis. It provides a Remote Access facility of Subscribed E-Resources, exclusively restricted to the authorized users of the Institute through following link: https://idp.jamiahamdard.edu/"

Jamia Hamdard Library system consists of Central Library and six faculty libraries. The Central Library of the JAMIA Hamdard was named as Hakim Mohammed Said Central Library in 1992 after the name of younger brother of the founder Late Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb. Since then, the library has been acquiring quite a large number of resources in conventional and non-conventional forms.

The library has more than 1.75 lakhs items including 30,000 rare books,18,500 back sets of journals. Library subscribes to foreign and Indian journals. It has acquired quite a large number of CDs, micro-films, micro-fiche and more than 4000 manuscripts in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages.

The Library system has been automated and networked. It has installed computer terminals on all the floors of the Central Library. All the teaching and non-teaching staff, and students of the JAMIA Hamdard are issued barcoded membership cards. They are now borrowing/returning books on automated mode. For accessing Online Public Access Catalogue(OPAC) computer terminals have been installed on all the floors. Students are using this facility and are being benefitted immensely.

Three faculty libraries: F/o Science Library, F/o Pharmacy Library and F/o Nursing Library, are automated. Students are provided barcoded membership cards and they can borrow books from their faculty libraries and central library.

Over and above, user communities are being served by following facilities: Xerox facility, CDROM databases(MEDLINE and TOXLINE) search facility, consultation of manuscripts,etc.

This library is very rich in oriental collections on different languages including Urdu, Arabic, Persian, etc. Computerization of all the Urdu, Arabic and Persian books has been completed by using UNICODE interface module of LIBSYS package and linked with the English Book database, Journal database, Thesis/Dissertation database and database of CDs on many subjects of interests. Any user from any part of the world may access the databases by visiting the JAMIA Hamdard Web sites: