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About NDC  

NDC was setup initially in May 1977 in Green Park, New Delhi and was moved to its present building in Feb 1980, which was raised through DANIDA assistance. It started to expand its document base and equipment potential by an arrangement with the UNDP to serve its clientele.  

 It was set up in May 1977 by the merger of libraries of NIHAE and NIFP.  Each one of them had its own specific document base, which was brought together. In NIHAE the collection was built up in disciplines viz., social sciences, demographic studies, health administration, management studies and training and evaluation. Whereas in the NIFP, the biomedical sciences, also the social sciences including psychology, the training of paraprofessionals and the study and preparation of audiovisual media were the disciplines involved.  

NDC has its own specific document base, consisting of a whole gamut of material; monographs, periodicals and online journals, government reports, seminar and conference proceedings, international publications from health and Family Welfare and allied disciplines, CD-ROM, online databases, like POPLINE etc, census reports.  

The document base collectively supports academic, research and training programmes of the Institute.  All students, employees, faculty members and consultants of the Institute can take NDC membership and can avail its services.

Circulation-cum-reference Services

How to get NDC Membership:  

Applications for NDC membership may be made at the circulation desk in NDC. After completion of a brief application, recommended by Head of Department, the applicants record in the library user’s database is added.  Five or ten number of borrowers card depending upon the entitlement are issued in the name of user/member after the completion of registration.  These cards are non-transferable. Under no circumstances, these cards are to be given to someone else to use. The NDC Membership rules are designed to protect members from having their card misused by any other person in case of loss or theft.  

Borrowing Privileges:  

     Users/members of NDC can be: 

q       Students of the MD(CHA) and Dip.H A


q       Faculty of the Institute


q       Staff of the Institute


q       Consultants of the Institute  

All the members are eligible for borrowing privileges at NDC.  They can borrow ten items except for group C and D staff at one time for a period of two weeks. They are also eligible to use interlibrary loan and document delivery services and have off site access to electronic resources.  

The material in NDC is allowed for use in building. Those documents shelved in closed collections such as thesis, reference materials and latest reports on health and related topics is not issued.  

The items issued out to library members can be recalled. They can also be placed on hold/reserved on a request from member to staff maintaining Circulation Desk. The request for expedited processing of materials-in-process can also be made at circulation-cum- reference desk.  

Visiting Readers:  

The readers not having membership are eligible to use NDC.  However they cannot be able to avail borrowing, inter-library loan services.  

Change of Address:  

Please report immediately to the circulation attendant in case of changing the address/designation and fill out the new application form duly recommended by Head of Department. 

Lost Borrowers(s) Card:  

Report lost borrowers cards(s) immediately to the Sr. Doc. Officer in NDC, so that your card may be invalidated.  To replace your card you may give an undertaking and collect the new cards(s).

NDC Automation  
The library uses Troodon Software package, which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports operations of NDC.  The Troodon consists of 5 modules on acquisition, circulation edition serials control OPAC and maintenance for editing imputing of introspective conversion of bibliographic records has been completed and more than 40,000 bibliographic records are available in the NDC can now be accessed through the Troodon OPAC.  The database of books available in the library is being updated on day-to-day basis with details of the acquired books.  Records of all the library patrons have been created in the Troodon, which has been successfully implemented.  


Documentation Services

  1. Union Catalogue of Non-Print Material

The database contains information of around 1155 non-print material available in 15   apex institutions working in health sector of Delhi. Entries in the Database have been arranged record no. wise each entry-included title, producer/Director producing  agency keywords sources and accession number etc.  Four indexes, namely subject  index, producer, (Author index, title index, Institutional (some library) index, has  been suffixed at the and of document.  

      2. Health & Family Welfare abstracts  

It is an effort to improve and cove up all the previous selective disseminators of information (SDI) services provided by NDC. This services is an attempt to bring together abstracts of valuable scientific research work in the field of population, Health & family welfare and allied subjects published in the national international core Journals received in NDC.  

3. Directory of thesis in MD(PSM), MD (CHA), MHA,Dip(CHA)  

This directory contains the bibliographical information (author, title, guide, institute, theses abstract etc.) of theses received from17 medical institutions.  This directory is a reference to all those who are engaged in the field of community health, population, health and family welfare programmes. Author index, guide index, organization index are also give at the end of directory to facilitate the users.  All the records are entered in the computer by using “TROODON” library application software and ready to access to the users by using different angles, like author, Guide, publishers, year of publications etc.

 4.Tribal Health Database  

Tribal Health database is the comprehensive collection of bibliographic reference to literature in the field of tribal health in India. The database developed through collection of contributions in the forms of articles publisher in various journals procured by NDC. The database is complied, checked and maintained by National Documentation Centre at National Institute of health & Family Welfare. NDC is responsible for identifying and providing the database in a standardized form.  

5.Press Clipping Services  

Press Clipping provides actual reproduction of the selective news items related to

Health and family welfare published in various newspapers, received in the NDC. It is hoped that this services will be of use to the administration, planner, policy makers, researchers, trainers and students.  

6.List of Additions  

List of additions is an towards the revival of the current awareness of disseminating information regarding the publications procured in the centre recently. List of addition, which is broadly, categorized subject wise. Each entry contains the information about the author, title, and place of publication, publisher, year of publication. Besides these, each entry also contains total number of pages, accession number and call number.






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