The main library, known as ‘Vithiananthan Library’ (named after Professor S. Vithiananthan, the first Vice-Chancellor of UoJ), is situated in the main campus of the UoJ at Thirunelvely and renders its services to faculties including Faculty of Science. The library membership is open to all registered students and staff of UoJ. Presently, the library consists of 270,000 accessioned information resources in all fields of knowledge, and 1,400 titles of scholarly journals and general magazines. In addition, electronic resources consisting of online full-text databases and audio-visual resources can be accessed at the e-Resource laboratory available in the main library. Further, access to a research repository and digital library is also available. Library provides services, such as reference and lending, interlibrary loan, document delivery and email alert. (For more details: www.lib.jfn.ac.lk).
The Computer Unit (CU), located in the Vithiananthan Library building, provides IT services to the whole University. CU staff conduct computer literacy courses for new entrants admitted to all the faculties and study units. CU possesses around 200 computers in five laboratories with good internet connectivity, out of which four laboratories are used for teaching various IT related courses for academic departments in the university and one laboratory is reserved for students’ self-learning activities. CU also takes care of the computer networking facilities of the university and the maintenance of various servers. (For more details www.cu.jfn.ac.lk).
The faculty, with the assistance of the Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) of the university, offers English Language courses to all first-year and second-year students to improve their speaking, writing, and reading skills in English language (For more details: www.arts.jfn.ac.lk/index.php/staff–eltc).In addition, the faculty is constructing a language laboratory located above the Office of the Dean under the World Bank funded AHEAD operations.
A Learning Management System (LMS) is an e-based tool for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational resources and training programmes. The faculty has been utilizing the Moodle-based LMS as one of the complementary tools to facilitate blended/e-learning. It can be accessed via http://lms.jfn.ac.lk/lms/. An induction programme on the effective use of LMS will be conducted during the orientation programme and whenever the need arises.