College Library

The KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy Library established in the year of 1994, is located in third floor of the building. The Infrastructure of Library is developed in an approximate 3600 Sq. Ft. carpet areaand seating capacity of library is 160. The Library has Good Collection of Books (including text books, reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedia, competitive books, General books (Novels, Stories and Biographies) and yearbooks etc…), Journals,Dissertation,Project Reports, CD Rom/DVDs, past question papersetc. are well organized by following Library Classification. This arrangement has helped in organizing information through systematic way and has helped users to locate documents easily. Library is following an open access system, where the books from the stock section are borrowed by the faculty and students. The circulation counter updates day to day borrowing and returning of the books and statistics are maintained.
Library is kept open to authorized members and entry/access is checked with user ID cards. Biometric is installed in the library for students and faculty which helps tracking the day to day visitors and duration of which they used the library. Membership card is issued to student to borrow the books. The book card is arranged according to dept. wise which is going to help to know the status of the book easily. Reader’s guidance and Ready reference service is provided to users. Library Staff help the users in searching their literature search. Regular watch and ward library staff monitor the proper control over the safety of library materials.
Digital Library provides 31 computers with WI-FI Internet connectivity extensively used by the students, and faculty members.


Library Services:

Library provides reference and information services, reading room facilities and circulation services with open access facility, Photocopying service, and Inter-library loan facility. The digital library consists of 30 computers. All the Computers are Internet Connected. The internet connection is with 1 GBPS – NKN Connection + 20 MBPS internet Bandwidth. The operating system implemented is Windows Vista Business. The software implemented Microsoft Office-2007. Students and staff can access Institutional Repository of KLE University it contains thesis, dissertations, and previous years question papers, faculty publications, projects etc. Library subscribed Helinet consortia consists of 4 database (RGUHS) student can access E- Journals, E- Books & Articles, Practice Guidelines Drug Information, Practice Guidelines Drug Information, Printouts, CD – Writing, Scanning.
An Institutional Repository is a Database with a set of services to Capture, Store, Index, Preserve and Redistribute a University’s Scholarly Research output in Digitized Format. Institutional Repository is the digital archive of the research output of PG Dissertations submitted by PG Students, UG Projects, past question papers and Ph.D. thesis of under various faculties. Any One can browse the documents by Title, Author, Department, Date, Key words, etc…. Both simple and advanced search facilities have been provided.

Library Information is as follows:

Estimation of Library Budget for the Year 2020-2021

Annual Budget for the Year 2020-2021- 36, 00,000/-

Present Status of the Library

1 Central Books 9,356 4,191
2 Book Bank Books 857 167
3 Donated Banks 216 211
4 Complimentary Books 80 70
5 Reference Books 1076
6 Textbooks 776
TOTAL BOOKS 10,515 4,649
7 National Journals 01
8 International Journals (Including 3 New Titles) 18
9 Inhouse Publications (Indian Journal of Physical Therapy and Research) 01
10 Total Number of Bound Volumes 186
11 Total Number of A&V Materials (CDs & DVDs) 402
12 Seating Capacity 160


9.00 am to 8.00 pm

Library remains closed on every Sundays & Other Holidays

Library at a Glance

Digital Library:

Digital Library at Glance

Digital Repository:-

Remote Access to E-Resources:-

KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy- Belagavi has launched Digital Repository on 12th August 2021.



On 12th August 2021 librarians’ day observed at KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy-Belagavi which was organized in association with Institute of Nursing Sciences, Dr. Kavita Kusugal Associate Professor Rani Channamma University- Belagavi was invited as guest speaker she spoke on “Role of Libraries in higher Education”. Dr. M. S. Ganachari Deputy Registrar of KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research was invited as guest of Hounor, who launched Digital Repository of Physiotherapy library and spoke about the role of librarians in present era. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Principal KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy-Belagavi and Dr. Sudha Raddi Principal KAHER, Institute of Nursing Sciences-Belagavi chaired as president of the occasion. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar in his presidential remark spoke the role of librarians, Dr. Jeba Chitra delivered Key note address in which she introduced the growth of Physiotherapy library in detail. Dr. Raju Gadad Librarian, introduced newly launched Digital repository and the services which were planned to render to the students and teaching faculty through Digital repository. Mrs. Surekha Hittanagi Librarian KAHER, Institute of Nursing Sciences- Belagavi delivered Vote of thanks. Ms. Aliya Shaikh presented welcome speech.

On behalf of all the library staff Assistant librarian, KLE University Shri BM Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Post Graduate Studies and Research Centre Mr. Shashikant Patil received felicitation, HODs’, teaching faculty, Library staff members, students from both the institutions graced the occasion.

Library Committee:

KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi Library Committee

S. No. Name Designation Role in Library Committee
1. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Principal Chairman
2. Dr. Vijay Kage Vice Principal Incharge
3. Dr. Raju Gadad Assistant Librarian Secretary
4. Mrs. Vidya Patil Library Assistant Member
5. Student Representatives (Boy) Student Member
6. Student Representatives (Girl) Student Member


Library Staff:

RAJU GADADDesignation: Asst. LibrarianQualification: MLISc, SLET, Ph. D.


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VIDYA B. PATILDesignation: Library AssistantQualification: Bcom, BLISc, MLISc


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Readers Club:


On 6th December 2019, we have organized “Book Talk” under the banner of ‘Readers’ club’ KIPT Belagavi, Dr. JebaChitra Vice Principal KIPT & Mentor of Readers’ club, invited as a speaker. Miss. GauriPrakashPatil BPT 1st Year student initiated the programme with welcome speech. Later Dr. JebaChitra shared her opinion regarding library books, she also emphasized on an importance of reading habit in students life.

Mr. Raju Gadad Asst. Librarian of KIPT and In charge of Readers’ Club guided the students regarding information sources such as Magazines, Newspapers, Journals and Text books, also highlighted on other e-sources which help the students to acquire more knowledge.

This session was started at 9:00 am to 10:00, BPT 1st year students have benefitted by this programme.


KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy Belagavi has inaugurated “Readers’ Club” for the academic year 2019-20, which was brain child of Dr. JebaChitraVice Principal and Mr. RajuGadad Librarian of KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy Belagavi on 2nd November 2019.

The programme initiated with a welcome speech by Miss. GauriPatil student of BPT 1st Year, Miss ManasaKulkarniBPT 3rd Year introduced the Chief Guest Dr. KiranSavanur Asst. Professor Dept. of LIS RCU Belagavi who formally inaugurated the Readers’ Club by lighting a lamp. Miss. AliyaShaikh presented bouquets to the chief guest Dr. Sahit Y. Presented Key note address in which he described duties and responsibilities of members of readers club, later Dr. RenuPattanshetty senior Professor delivered a speech and highlighted an essence of reading books and utilizing library in a today’s competitive world, followed by presidential remark delivered by Principal of KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy Belagavi who appreciated the work done by library committee. Finally Dr. RadhikaDhamani proposed vote of thanks, where teaching and non-teaching staff, Librarians of Constituents colleges of KAHER and students witnessed of the programme.


On 2nd November 2019, Research methodology workshop conducted for the MPT-I year students, which initiated with Zotero reference management software by Readers’ club. Workshop was consisting two major sessions like theory and practical, which is conducted by resource person Dr. KiranSavanur Asst. Professor Dept. of Library and Information Science Rani Channamma University- Belagavi. Along with students of MPT-I year, Principal, teaching faculty of KIPT and Librarians of other constituent colleges of KAHER-Belagavi witnessed of the workshop.


Readers’ Club Members

S. No. Name Class Role in Readers’ Club
1 Dr. Vijay Kage Vice Principal Mentor
2 Dr. Raju Gadad Librarian In charge
3 Mrs. Vidya Patil Library Assistant Member
4 Mr. Lawrence Fernandes MPT II Secretary
5 Ms. Gauri Patil BPT IV Co- Secretary
6 Ms. Mahima Sisodia MPT I Member
7 Ms. Pujari Nikita Bhimashankar BPT III Member
8 Ms. Rucha Hudli BPT II Member
9 Mr. Yatharth Kulkarni BPT I Member