The main lending collection is in this area. Books on subjects in the areas of Arts, Humanities and Science and also books of general interest are shelved here. All books in this area may be borrowed by registered readers who are entitled to borrow.
Text-books and books recommended for reading by undergraduates are available here for reading. General reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, hand books and directories are also shelved here.
03.Archives, Govt. Documents Section & Graduate research Area.
These are mainly used by the academic staff and post-graduate students involved in research though not exclusively so. Rare books, books of archival, bibliographical and local interest and the more valuable books on Indian art, Epigraphy and Archaeology are a few categories of books are kept here.
04.Graduate Research area
This section is being maintained to serve the special interest of those pursuing research in South Asian studies. Books relevant to this area of study and research are stocked here and may be borrowed by members of the academic staff for a period not longer than a week.
05.Government Documents Section
Government publications, mainly Sri Lankan government publications are kept in this section. There is also an area of limited access where bound volumes of periodicals, unbound periodicals and newspaper files are kept. Materials in the Archives and the Government Documents Section are kept in closed book cases and are available on request for use in the library. They may not be borrowed.