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    Printed Periodicals and Accessibility

    • Scholarly journals- Foreign and Local
    • Magazines
    • Statistical reports
    • Annual reports
    • News Papers
    Last updated on 05-01-2023
    • Available in the first floor as a separate collection (Periodicals Collection), located at very close to the first floor doorway.

    Current issues of local and foreign scholarly journals are kept separately on display racks according to the alphabetical order of the journal title.

    Journal issues of previous years are kept in the pamphlet boxes at the last step of each display racks.

    You can find the title list of scholarly journals and subject areas covered by each journal through library website (


    • Visit library website ( to access library online catalogue
    • Use journal title or keywords to initiate the search
    • Filter the results by selecting item type “Periodicals” to come up with relevant journals

    No. Scholarly journals and magazines cannot be taken out from the library

    Yes. However, you cannot take photocopies of whole journal. Use Photocopy center of the Main Library to get photocopies. Not allowed to take out from the Library.


    There is a separate display rack in the periodicals collection located at the first floor with OUSL published journals and magazines

    Use OUSL Digital Repository (http://repository.ou.ac.lk/) available in the library website to access electronic version of many OUSL publications

    Newsletters are also kept in the periodicals collection located at the first floor


    Library maintains a statistical reports collection separately in the first floor include the reports published by;

    • Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    • Department of Census and Statistics

    Ministries, Banks and other institutions

    Bound journals are available in both ground floor and first floor

    Ground floor collection – bound journals of Science, Engineering, Management, Law

    First floor collection – bound journals of social science, education, language

    Arranged in an alphabetical order of the journal title

    Online Resources/ Periodicals

    Article Request Service


    Forward your article request to library by filling the online request form available in the library website or emailing to inquries-lib@ou.ac.lk

    03 ways to request research articles from the library

    1. Request online by filling the contact form available in the library website (
    2. Send an email to inquries-lib@ou.ac.lk mentioning your information requirement. Providing bibliographic details of the articles such as author names, article title, journal title, volume no & issue no., DOI number is essential in making article request.
    3. Visit the periodicals division of the library to make your article request