St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College Library is established in  2007GC.And organized in its present form in 2014 G.C. merging three small libraries that were available at different campuses. It is one of the academic units established to serve the teaching, learning, research and hospital activities of SPHMMC by providing relevant and appropriate high level medical information services.

The library is serving the faculty (academicians), undergraduate, Residents and graduate students, researchers and clinicians on a 24/7 basis including public and religious holidays.  Currently the library is expected to hold a collection of over 14,000 volumes of books, 385 titles of journals, 54 titles of thesis, and around 40 CD.  It has a collection of more than 5000 digitized books and documents across health sciences disciplines. The current seating capacity is 380 users at a time. In addition to this it has a big computer lab organized for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and academic staffs with 150, 40 and 38 iMac computers respectively. A training room with 22 computers that will serve training venue needs of the campus is also available. The library is Located at the new academic building from 2nd to 4th floor.

The library is establishing various service providing sections such as acquisition, circulation, cataloging, reference, Photocopy & Binding, Book store and Digital library sections. A total of twenty-two staffs are serving in various capacities and positions.

This information brochure is intended to introduce the resources and services of SPHMMC Library for its user community.

The library is using the KOHA Integrated Library System for computerizing its collection and services. The library now have an online public access catalogue searchable from remote terminals using the different bibliographic information (such as Keywords, titles, subject, author, publication date, etc.). The systems provides an automated circulation service; checking status of users’ library services such as loan status, hold status, overdue information, returning date, account information, etc. online is possible. Creating, editing and updating book record online using standard cataloguing format as well as importing cataloguing records from other sources is also an output from the current system. Library users can provide online purchase suggestion for books which are not available in the catalogue. 

  • Disruptive behavior such as loud talking, shouting, and playing of loud music, films, turning ON/OFF electric light switches, plugging & unplugging network cables, using external power dividers and other devices, tearing off library notices, etc. are prohibited.
  • It is a condition that all bags, cases, books, etc. are carried through the Library exit and thus are subject to inspection at the gate. 
  • For reasons of security and to avoid tying up study spaces, bags and other personal possessions should not be left unattended on reading areas. Library staffs can remove personal belongings left on reading tables. The Library has no responsibility in case of damage to or theft of personal property.
  • Appropriate behavior is required in all parts of the Library.  Users of the Library should respect the use of designated silent and quiet study zones. Group work can only take place in rooms assigned for this purpose (if any). 
  • Any person who shall deliberately or maliciously mutilate, deface, tear, write upon, mark, or injure any library material or facility is subject to loss of library privileges temporarily. For serious cases the library transfer the case to appropriate body for disciplinary action within the campus and/or to prosecution under the Ethiopian law.
  • Illegal downloading, gambling, or other illicit activities are not permitted on Library computers. Patrons should understand that all computer activity can be monitored.
  • Eating any food item is prohibited. But non-alcoholic beverages like bottled water are permitted bearing in mind the safety of library materials and the cleanliness of library facilities.
  • Users are required to comply with copyright regulations when photocopying, scanning, photographing, printing or downloading from information resources in print, electronic or any other format.
  • The library facilities, reading areas, computer labs, near exit and entrance areas and library offices are non-smoking environments/smoke free work place. Thus Smoking tobacco, chewing chat, including the use of any psychoactive substances or illicit drugs is not permitted in the library.

Technical Process

  • Ms. Meselech H/mariam(+251911174937)

Electronic Resources

  • Ms. Hiwot Abebe(+251-911197694)

Anything on the library

  • Mr. Alemayehu Bisrat,Director of the library and documentation service directorate(+251-935972800)
  • email:

To enhance access to the knowledge base of the health sciences, instruct users in information retrieval and management techniques, acquire and organize a specialized collection of resources so that the Library became center of excellence and a model for other Ethiopian hospital and health sciences libraries.

To support students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians by providing access to current, authoritative resources that effectively integrate technology to promote best practices.

Semester: Monday – Sunday 

                      8:00am – 6:00am (24/7)

Public Holidays: Open

  • +251 112 75 01 25
  • Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PO Box 1271