OUSL Library network consists of the Main University Library at Nawala and 08 Regional Centre libraries. The Library network holds a rich collection of books, journals, magazines, statistical reports, etc., and provides a wide range of services for its users.
Although the library was setup initially to support academic staff in their teaching and research activities, later the boundaries of the library have been gradually expanded to accommodate the students, becoming a main learning support service provider for the distance learners.
The library promotes open learning culture through specialized facilities provided in the library such as past question paper collection, course material collection, audio-visual learning support collection and remote library services, through the virtual library access. It also provides facilities for knowledge exchange and scholarly communications by providing individual and group learning spaces in the library.
The OUSL library staff is happy to help you to find information, locate library materials, access the e-databases, searching the Internet or describe the library rules and regulations.
The main library provides the following facilities for reference. Reading rooms – ground and upper floors Student discussion room – outside the library Staff Research facility
More details are available under “Circulation Service”
Reservation facility is available for any registered member. Contact library counter staff to reserve a book (0112881002). Members have to produce their library membership card to get the reservation done. Reserved materials are kept at the counter for a period of one week
More details are available under “Inquiry Service”
OUSL staff can request books that are not available in the OUSL library collection through this service. Library will make arrangements to get the book if the requested book is available in other university libraries in Sri Lanka.
More details are available under “Inter Library Loan”
A4 size single side – Rs. 9.00;
A4 size both sides – Rs. 11.00.
It should be noted that the facility is available for the students to copy from the library materials while strictly adhering to the copyright laws.
• Using Audio Visual Resource Centres(A/V): The A/V Centres are available at the Main Library, Kandy & Matara Regional Centre libraries