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Shahid Dr. Garakani-Nedzad Library



Shahid Dr. Garakani-Nedzad Library, founded in 1949, is the main library of SUMS, located at the School of Medicine. The Library houses over 27000 physical books and thesis dissertations along with 659 e-books and teaching CDs. Shahid Dr. Garakani-Nedzad Library supports the research and teaching needs of the University community; thus, engages by responding to these evolving demands. To help drive these changes, a wide range of digital journals and online databases are accessible via the Library’s portal. In addition to the available holdings-by request- other resources can be purchased either in electronic or hard copy format. Book returns boxes are also available during working hours and out of hours. Moreover, staff are always ready to provide various services, including reference assistance, library orientation and instruction, and individual consultations.

Considering floor space, the library occupies five floors (2200 square meters) entailing quiet and silent areas which are equipped with carrels, comfortable seating, technology-free zones, and large reading rooms. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 24:00 p.m. and 24/7 during mid-term and final examination dates. The reading room accommodates up to 400 persons.

Facts and Figures


  • 1444 book titles in Persian (3017 volumes)
  • 5136 book titles in English (11002 volumes)
  • 12599 thesis dissertations
    • 8594 in Persian
    • 4005 in English
  • 12599 digitized thesis dissertations
  • 609 reference resources
    • 351 in Persian
    • 258 in English
  • 659 e-books and teaching CDs
  • E-journals
  • Online databases
  • Open access journals 


8 full-time employees


  • 2 gender-specific reading rooms
  • 6 Common study areas
  • 1 faculty lounge
  • 380 seats
  • 202 library tables
    • 124 carrels (individual tables)
    • 50 tables for four
    • 28 tables for two
  • 2 computing sites with 32 computer suites
  • 2 workshop halls equipped with 59 all-in-one computers 


  • 9 printer devices
  • 1 fax machine
  • 1 copy device
  • 4 scanner devices
  • 2 video cassette recorders and display monitors


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