• Readers must always produce their valid University Identity Card, when entering the library, borrowing books or any other time when called upon to do so within the library.
  • As the University Identity Card facilitates access to your profile in the library management system, the University Identity Card is compulsory to borrow books from the library.
  • If you are not a student or a staff member in this university or if you are a temporary visitor the due permission has to be obtained from the Librarian or an authorized staff member of the library to access the collection. The staff at the front desk will assist you in seeking the above permission.
  • Readers must produce their belongings such as books, notes,laptops and other electronic devices etc. to the gatekeepers when they enter and exit the library.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings in front of or around the library. Also, No bags, cases, parcels, umbrellas and materials without prior permission from the librarian etc. should be brought into the Library. Please use the cloakroom to store them.
  • Valuable articles or cash should not be kept in the cloakroom, and the Library Staff cannot be held responsible for any losses.
  • Personal books may be brought into the library only for personal use, with the due permission from the Librarian and stamped by the Library Office.
  • Pastpapers in the Permanent Reference collection, periodicals in the Periodical collection will only be issued for photocopying purposes, while temporarily retaining your University Identity Card until the issued materials are returned to the respective section.
  • No readers may enter any part of the Library, to which the entry is prohibited.
  • Absolute SILENCE should be observed in all public reading areas.
  • Readers are not allowed to engage in group works or discussions in the public reading areas, except in the Learning Commons.
  • Seats in the Library may not be reserved or removed by the readers.
  • Consumption of food and drink, smoking and the use of matches or an open flame are forbidden inside the Library.
  • All readers must be dressed in appropriate clothes suitable for an academic environment.
  • It is requested that all readers should avoid wearing unsuitable clothes like shorts, caps (except the religious headgear) etc. when they enter the Library.
  • Prior approval in writing should be obtained from the Librarian to take photographs inside the Library. Any disorderly or improper conduct or breach of regulations will cause the reader or borrower concerned to be suspended from the library for a period specified by the university.

Borrowing limits for academic staff and students diverse faculty by faculty due to the value of the books and copies availability. Please refer library network websites to see the borrowing limits in the Medical/ Nursing/ Science/ Technology Library.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Arts/ Management/ Education

Year No of Books
Lending Reference
1st Year 03 02
2nd Year 03 02
3rd Year 03 02
4th Year 03 02

Law

Year No of Books
Lending Reference
1st Year 01 01
2nd Year 01 02
3rd Year 02 02
4th Year 02 02

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE/ DIPLOMA STUDENTS

Arts/ Law/ Management/ Education

Students must pay the appropriate Non-Refundable Library Fee and Library Deposit Refundable Library Deposit at the enrollment. Applicable rates will be informed by the respective faculties during the enrollment process.

No of Books
Lending Reference
01
(2 weeks)
01
(2 days)

DIPLOMA/ CERTIFICATE/ INSTITUTIONS STUDENTS

The library does not cater to Diploma or Certificate course students and students from the institutions attached to the University of Colombo.

STAFF OF UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO

Category No of Books
(Lending or Reference)
Academic Staff (Permanent) 10
Academic Staff (Temporary) 03
Administrative Staff 05
Non-academic Staff 02

OUTSIDE USERS

If someone is outside the University of Colombo, and he/she needs to use the Library they have to obtain prior permission from the Librarian to enter and use the library facilities.

For more information please contact:
Library Office:
Phone: (+94) 112 586 432
Fax: (+94) 112-081-227
E-mail: officelib@lib.cmb.ac.lk

OVERDUE BOOKS

Lending Books Rs. 10.00 per day
Reference Books Rs. 15.00 per day

The Librarian may recall books at any time and the borrower must return books immediately when called upon to do so.

  • Marking and defacing of books is strictly forbidden. Students should report if any marks on or damage to books is found to the issuing counter.  In the absence of such a report the books will be presumed to have been in good condition when loaned, and the borrower will be held responsible and fined for any damage observed at the time the books are returned.
  • The borrower will be liable to pay the full cost of replacement of a book, if it is damaged and any other fee that the Librarian thinks fit to impose.
  • Tearing off pages from a publication, any type of vandalism is a punishable offense. Such students will be reported to the Dean and library facilities withheld for a period determined by the librarian.
  • Loss of a book should be reported immediately to the circulation counter by filling a declaration form available at the main library counter and the web (Declaration Form). If the book is not found and not returned after two weeks, the borrower will be notified to pay for its replacement with departmental charges.
  • Readers must produce their University Record Book/Identity Card when entering the library, borrowing books or any other time when called upon to do so.
  • Readers must produce their belongings such as books, notes etc. to the gatekeepers when they enter to the library and go out of the library.
  • No bags, cases, parcels, cellular phones, personal copies of books & printed materials, umbrellas etc. should be brought into the Library.
  • SILENCE should be observed in all public reading areas.
  • Seats in the Library may not be reserved or removed by the readers.
  • Readers are not allowed to do joint work and discussion in the library.
  • Consumption of food and drink, smoking and the use of matches or an open flame are forbidden in the Library.
  • No readers may enter any part of the Library to which entry is forbidden.
  • Visitors to the Library are required to obtain the permission of the Librarian to enter the Library.
  • Any disorderly or improper conduct or breach of regulations will render the reader or borrower concerned liable to suspension from using the library.
  • Students should not occupy the reserved places and seats for Postgraduate students / Research students / University Teachers.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings in front of the library or around the library. Please use the Cloakroom.
  • Valuable articles or cash should not be kept in the cloakroom. The Library Staff will not hold themselves responsible for any losses.
  • It is requested that all readers should avoid wearing unsuitable clothes like shorts, caps (except the religious headgear) etc. when they enter the Library.
  • Prior approval in writing should be obtained from the Librarian to take photographs inside the Library.