OUSL Library

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.

Library Services

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

OUSL Staff and students (level III and above) are entitled to borrow books from the library after obtaining the library membership.
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

Academic inquiries are welcome from library users over the phone, email etc. Relevant Bibliographic information, printed or e-articles, books, etc. are supplied to users on their requests. Library users can forward their academic queries to the library by sending an email to inquiries-lib@ou.ac.lk or librarian@ou.ac.lk or filling the online inquiry form.
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

The photocopying service is available at the main library and some of the regional centre libraries for the following rates.
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

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library.

Jorge Luis Borges

Our Staff

Academic Staff

Mrs. H.P.S.D. Gunasekara
Deputy Librarian (Act. Librarian)
Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya
Senior Assistant Librarian
Mrs. K. H. T. Abeysekara
Senior Assistant Librarian

Administrative Staff

SAR lib
Mr. K. D. Wickramarathne
Senior Assistant Registrar - Library

Para-Professional Staff

Mrs. V. S. C. Mahanthearachchi
Senior Staff Assistant
Mrs. T. U. Rajapaksha
Staff Assistant
Mrs. W. M. W. P. S. Kumari
Library Information Assistant
Mrs. P.G.N.A Dharmasena
Library Information Assistant
Mrs. G. D. Shehani
Library Information Assistant
Miss. K. A.V. De Costa
Library Information Assistant
Mr. H.K.H. Wijesooriya
Library Information Assistant
Mr. I. U. B. Amarasena
Library Information Assistant
Mrs. W. M. L. Fernando
Library Information Assistant
Mrs. T. N. K. Rathnayake
Library Information Assistant
Mr. S. Amarasinghe
Library Information Assistant
Mr. P. Roshanth
Library Information Assistant
Mrs. A. K. C . Perera
Library Information Assistant
Mr. S.H. Siddiki
Technical Officer
Mr. H. H. R. Saman Priyantha
Book Binder
Mr. A. H. G. P. Wasantha
Book Binder
Mr. P. P. Nishantha
Library Staff
Mr. K. Vipula
Library Staff
Mrs. S. A. Inoka Shyamalee
Library Staff
Mr. R. Kasun Sameera
Library Staff
Mr. U. V. U. P. Madushanka
Library Staff

Mrs. H.P.S.D. Gunasekara

Deputy Librarian (Act. Librarian)

E-mail : hpsgun@ou.ac.lk

Phone No: 0112-881254

Mr. A. H. K. Balasooriya

Senior Assistant Librarian (Information Technology)

E-mail : hbala@ou.ac.lk

Phone No: 0112-881030

Mrs. K. H. T. Abeysekara

Senior Assistant Librarian

E-mail : khabe@ou.ac.lk

Phone No: 0112-881009

BSc Hons. (Chemistry), MPhil. (Chemistry), MLS

yet to be updated

Mrs. M. M. I. K. Marasinghe

Senior Assistant Librarian (Periodicals and E-resources , Reader Services)

E-mail :mmmar@ou.ac.lk

Phone No: 0112-881419

MSSc. (LIS), M.Sc. (Agri. Econ.), B.Sc. (Agri.Sp.)

Mr. K. D. Wickramarathne

Senior Assistant Registrar / Library Services

E-mail : sarlib@ou.ac.lk

Phone No: 0112881405

Reading MSSc, BSc Mgt.(Pub), MAAT, Dip. in English