Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar
Medical Heritage Library
Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Closed on Public Holidays
The University Library is a nascent with specialized focus on developing multi-disciplinary, multi-format information resources collections providing knowledge and wisdom from various Indian systems of medicine. It is aimed at providing a ‘one stop information’ source related to Indian Medical Heritage. Over the last 25 years, the consistent efforts of the Parent foundation, FRLHT and the University is to procure as many titles and resources as possible to create a unique collections at this library useful for Students, scholars and the research community.
The University Library is a unique repository for over 9000 strong book collection related to Indian Medical heritage that includes such diverse subject areas as Philosophy, Psychology, Conservation, Social Sciences, Science, Flora, Medicinal Plants, Medicine and Health, Pharmacology & therapeutics, Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Traditional Remedies, Agriculture, Forestry, Gardening, Veterinary Science, Etc.
Presently TDU is looking to expand its collections with multi-disciplinary resources from Biomedicine, Integrative health sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Performing and Fine Arts, Engineering and Management.
Print and Online Journals
Collection DevelopmentIt has been customary for the faculty to contribute in the Library Collection Development in the university. They must recommend the relevant reference books to the Librarian. They can also recommend any Knowledge consortium, online databases and journal subscription to the library. Besides, the researchers and other staff of TDU and I-AIM may also recommend to the librarian (as per format) the purchase of desired/ relevant books and Journal subscription duly approved by other concerned authority. The final decision shall be taken by the designated library authority based on available funds and academic need, for quarterly procurement.
Circulation / Borrowing PolicyMembers who hold an ID-Card of TDU and I-AIM are allowed to use the library. Members may checkout the books during working hours and should sign out the items at the library counter. TDU Staff/Researcher/faculties can borrow a maximum of 5 books in their name at a time. Students can borrow a maximum of 3 books in their name at a time. The books are issued out for a maximum of 20 working days and they may be renewed if no reservations on the items indicated. Books can be reserved by sending e-mail to librarian in case they are already issued. Library reserves the right to recall any issued book even before the due date. Special collection /rare and old books /reference books (Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Dictionaries) /expensive books/ Thesis/ Institutional Reports and periodicals are not for Circulation. If needed reference can be made in the library. Bound journals may be issued out for maximum of two days only for TDU Staff. Books and journals borrowed from the library may not be taken outstation unless special permission is given. Borrowers will be required to return the book in as good condition as when it was borrowed. To avoid overdue fines and/or lost item replacement and processing fee charges, library borrowers should return library materials on or before the due date and time through physical or through email.
Overdue & Lost MaterialsThe overdue charge for TDU Staff / Researcher / Faculties / Students is Rs. 5 per day for first 14 days and Rs. 10 for next seven days. After the expiry of twenty one days, the defaulter has to pay the price of the latest edition of the book plus overdue charges for the period the book is kept without authorization. In case of loss and defacement or damage of books, journals the cost of replacement with an additional 20% handling fee will be charged to the person. If the book is not available, a charge of double the actual price will be applicable. Membership shall be suspended for repeated delay in returning the books after a warning.
Photocopy, Print, Scan & Email FacilityA photocopier / printer cum scan machine is available in the library for the use and is provided on payment basis, charge for Staff / Researcher / Faculties / Students / Visitors is Rs. 1 per exposure. Photocopying of library material, only one chapter of a book or an article from a Journal for educational and research purposes is permitted under copyright law. Photocopying of any document cover to cover is prohibited. Email Services Circulating new arrivals list as and when acquired. Sending subject-wise book list available in the library. Answering Email enquiries Reserving books on email request
Inter-library LoanInter library loan is a service through which library materials not owned by the TDU library may be requested from other libraries. The library has membership with ATREE, Bengaluru.
External Users / VisitorsExternal users from other institutions are allowed to use the library on production of their Institutional ID cards or a letter from their institution. External users are not permitted to issue out library items. External users may access the photocopy facility for use on an immediate payment basis. Other visitors to the library may also use the library provided a staff member introduces them to the librarian. The concern staff member is responsible for the visitor. Externals users and visitors are allowed to use the library only during the office hours.
Donation to the LibraryThe library accepts donation of manuscripts, books, periodicals, special publications, audiovisual materials, electronic materials etc, from individuals and institutions. Requests for such donations may be made to the librarian. The decision of whether the offer is being accepted or rejected is communicated directly by librarian to potential donors in due course of time. All gifted items to the library will have the TDU logo. Once the books are gifted to the library, they cannot be taken back.
Role of the Library StaffAssisting users with literature searches using databases, printed and the internet resources. The library provides referral services such as suggesting where a user can find information that is not available in the resource centre / gathering information on behalf of a patron / to obtain personal subscription or book purchases etc.
General RulesSet your phone to vibrate. Respect the needs of others. Please speak in a low voice when conversing with others. Users are not allowed to carry eatables / drinks inside the Library premises. Personal belongings are not allowed inside the Library. The library shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of valuables of the users. Marking, scratching, damaging, mutilating, stealing, library materials or property will invite disciplinary action against the defaulters. Ask for help. Library personnel are here to assist you. Without issuing don’t carry the books/journals outside the library premises. These rules are subject to revision/updation from time to time without assigning any reason.