Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
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|ITM library brochure||Short PDF presentation of the library, its collections, organization and services.|
|ITM library guide||More detailed information about the library, its collections, organization and services.|
|Library news||Survey of new library services and electronic resources.|
|Photographs||A selection of photographs of the ITM library.|
|Annual reports||Recent annual reports of the ITM library.|
|Presentations||Powerpoint presentations of the ITM librarians.|
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The library of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp specialises in literature on the following subjects: tropical medicine and international health, epidemiology, infectious and parasitic diseases, microbiology (bacteriology, virology, mycology), parasitology (protozoology, helminthology), medical entomology, tropical nutrition, tropical veterinary sciences.
Its main collection consists of 30,000 books, about 10,000 current journal subscriptions (mostly in electronic format), and about 40,000 bound periodical volumes.
The library collections have a scientific nature. As such they are especially useful for medical doctors, veterinarians, biologists and nurses specialising in tropical biomedical sciences. About 80% of the documentation is in English, 15% in French, and less than 5% in Dutch. Unlike public libraries the ITM library carries no popular literature destined for a wide public.
The library is open to ITM staff, ITM research fellows and ITM students. Other qualified people can also make use of the library facilities, provided they first contact the librarian. Formal membership cards are not required, but non-ITM users are requested to register at the main entrance of the Institute at each visit.