Central Library :-
The Central Library of the University is the hub of academic
activities where students sit from morning evening everyday
throughout, the year. Its four storey building has spacious
reading halls and compact stack areas. The Library has a
collection of nearly 3.5 lakh volumesre rareas well as latest,
and 250 current periodicals with back numbers. The Library
possesses facilities like photocopiers, LCD projectors,
INFLIBNET, CD-ROM databases and inter-connected computer
terminals at selected sites.
The specialized Jammu and Kashmir section is also there.
In addition, the Library is linked to and supported by Departmental
Libraries, Evening Study Centre and Directorate of Distance
Education Library. The University Library is centrally located
and constructed on modular plan. It has a total area of
about 9,300 square feet which includes a stack area of about
36,000 square feet. The Library has three main reading halls
and additional reading areas in the Textbook section, Periodical
section, Jammu and Kashmir section, Reference section, Private
books reading hall, besides a reading space for newspapers
near the exhibition area. These areas provide reading facilities
for about 500 readers.
The Central Library was renamed as Dhanvantri Library,
University of Jammu by the Syndicate and the University
Council. The nomanclature was changed to give recognion
the work of Dhanvantri (1902-1953), in to 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.