The Library for the School of Peri-Operative and Critical Care Nursing is a Lending and Reference Library.
The Lending library stocks multiple copies of prescribed textbooks and other publications, which could be borrowed by users for reading outside the library premises. It also handles the reservation of books, user education and provides assistance to readers. The Lending Library is also responsible for the registration of users; all simple controlling routines intended to invite and encourage active consultation and usage of documents. This is administered through procedures that are adapted to the convenience of users as far as possible. It is inevitable that there must be some rules governing the borrowing of books if all individuals are to be served equitably.
The Reference section contains authoritative books not meant to be read cover to cover. Chief among these are journals, dictionaries and handbooks. Reference books may not be checked out because they are needed by librarians to answer questions at the reference desk. The Reference Library has reading facilities for 60 users. The Library is air conditioned and provides congenial atmosphere for study.
The Electronic Resources Unit, located in the Lending Library. There are 3 workstations with full Internet connectivity, and library users could access online electronic journals the Library subscribes to through the various academic and research based sites online. There are trained members of staff to assist users.