Child Development Centre has got an extended library in which books relating to child development, disability management , research methodology and has access to e-Journals and printed journals as well.


  • The main objective of the library functioning in this unit is to organize a specialized collection and to provide services to support the Centre’s various programmes and to serve as a comprehensive learning resource centre.. CDC library was established in the year 2009 when an Officer- in charge-Library was appointed to organize the library and information centre.


Collection development.

  • Since its inception, high priority has been accorded to’books’ than other materials in the collection process. It strives to collect the relevant literature for its specialized collection to cater the information needs of the clinical and paramedical community and researchers and students. The library is equipped with books, monographs, dissertations, project reports, journals, non-book materials, etc.. The books collection covers wide range of subjects like pediatrics and its specialties, developmental disabilities, epidemiology, adolescent medicine, behavioural sciences, special education, hospital administration, management, genetics, rehabilitation, reproductive medicine, psychology, psychiatry, etc. Now the library has a collection of 3300 books and other materials. The Library has 14 current Indian journals also.


Library organization and automation

  • The Unit is moving with a mission to organize a modern library and knowledge centre in order to support the potential information and learning requirements. The library has been automated and for this it has adopted ‘KOHA’, an open source integrated library management software which is being used for library catalogue search and other information retrieval. Internet search facility is available in the library.


External users, distance learning students and trainees

Apart from staff of CDC, the library resources are being used heavily by distance learning students and trainees of the Centre, students and researchers from other institutes/ organizations/hospitals ,etc.

Journals available at CDC Library

Print Journals E-Journals
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health Child Language Teaching and Therapy
Autism American Journal of Medical Quality
Behaviour Modification American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Clinical child psychology and psychiatry British Journal of Nutrition
Clinical Pediatrics Journal of Adolescent Research
Communication Disorders Quarterly Indian Pediatrics
Focus of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities Journal of learning disabilities
Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Journal of Adolescent Health
Journal of Child Health Care
Journal of Child Neurology
Journal of Early Intervention
Journal of Emotional Behavioural disorders
Journal of Special Education
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Clinics of North America
The Journal of Early Adolescence
The Journal of Pediatrics
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
British Medical Journal
The New England Journal of Medicine