‘His Highness Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Medical Heritage Library’ is a nascent library with specialized focus on the multi-disciplinary aspect of Indian systems of medicine. It is aimed to be a rich source for various subject areas related to Indian Medical Heritage. The goal is to develop the library towards the direction of being the best National Library on ‘Indian Medical Heritage’. Vision, Mission and activities of the library are focused to be a rich source in all disciplines associated with or having a relation to Indian Medical Heritage and over the last 20 years, the consistent efforts to procure as many titles as possible, have made the collections at this library quite unique. It is probably the only library in India with a focus on Indian Medical Heritage.
The primary mission of the library is to support the educational and research programs of the institute by providing physical and intellectual access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the institute. In accordance with the objectives of the institute, the library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents useful for the faculty and the research community of the institute. The secondary mission is, to serve as a resource center for the scholars and scientific community of the country. The collection of the library which includes books, journals, reports, etc in the field of Indian Medical Heritage. Library has materials on the subjects like Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Economics, Education, Language, Science and technology, Botany-Floras, Medicinal Plants, Ethno-botany, Medicine & Health, Biomedicine, Pharmacology, Indian systems of Medicine – Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy, Yoga, Agriculture, Forestry etc.
Hundreds of people like Scientist, Ayurveda Doctors, Scholars, Researchers, Traditional Physicians, Forest Departments, Institutions, Pharmacologist, Non-governmental organizations, Industries, Students and civil society members who are interested in the subject, are making use of our Library.