The Central Library of the
University is the hub of Academic activities where students sit from
morning to evening every day throughout the year. It is a four-storey building
and has spacious reading halls and compact stack areas. The Library has a
collection of nearly 4,66,656 volumes of rare as well as latest books. The
University Library is centrally located and constructed on the modular
plan. It has three main reading halls and additional reading areas in the
Textbook section, Periodical section, Jammu and Kashmir section, a
Reference section, besides a reading space for newspapers and magazines.
These areas provide reading facilities for about 500 readers. The library
provides a lift facility, ramps for specially-abled persons and in addition
to this, the reading areas of the library are centrally air-conditioned for
providing a comfortable atmosphere to the library users.
The Central Library was renamed
as Dhanvantri Library, University of Jammu by the Syndicate and the
University Council. The nomenclature was changed to give recognition to the
work of Dhanvantri (1902-1953), into the freedom movement and the socialist
cause in India in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular besides his
contribution to land reforms in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Library of the University is
automated using Integrated Library Management System to carry out its
routine operations. The Central Library is the backbone for the Academic
activities of the University and in this context; library is assigned one
of the major responsibilities by the University Council to check Plagiarism
of the University research output. The library is carrying out this task
strictly as per the UGC Regulations, 2018.
The UGC Notification (Minimum
Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil. / PhD Degree, Regulation, 2009)
dated 1st June 2009 (Appendix I) provides the mandate for submission of the
electronic version of theses and dissertations by the researchers in
Universities with an aim to facilitate open access to Indian theses and
dissertations to the academic community worldwide. The Central Library of
the University is constantly uploading the theses on to Shodhganga as per
the aforesaid UGC Notification.
to this, the library provides access to e-resources from INFLIBNET and also
provides remote access to e-resources for the registered library users. The
Library also possesses facilities like photocopiers, INFLIBNET resources,
Internet facility, wi-fi access and also uses RFID technology for the
convenience of its users.