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  • 1 Vision
    To be an internationally recognized academic library that caters to teaching, learning and research
  • 2 Mission
    To provide the information services of highest quality through effective management of resources, using skills and technology innovatively for teaching, learning and research at University of Ruhuna
  • 3 Academic Sessions and Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony of University of Ruhuna
    The 14th Academic Sessions and 13th Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony of University of Ruhuna is planned to be held on 1st March 2017 at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna
  • 4 Call for Research Articles – Rohana Research Journal - University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
    Articles are accepted for the ‘ROHANA’- the research journal of University of Ruhuna. ‘ROHANA’ is a multidisciplinary refereed journal devoted to publish high quality research articles related to Applied & Natural Sciences, Management & Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences. The guidelines for submission are available at the Journal Website. (http://www.lib.ruh.ac.lk/rohana/).
  • 5 National Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka
    The NACULA 2017 will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by the University Librarians Association, on the day of 01.06.2017 (http://www.slula.org/index.php/nacula-2017)
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Welcome to the Library, University of Ruhuna

The Library of University of Ruhuna being a central research library in the southern region of Sri Lanka caters for vast variety of communities in the country. The Ruhuna University Library has four branch libraries in addition to the Main Library viz: Agricultural Library at Mapalana, Allied Health Sciences Library at Mahamodara, Engineering library at Hapugala and Medical Library at Karapitiya.

The resource collection consists of more than two hundrad thousand books and 200 titles of periodicals related to courses and staff requirements of the university.

Main Library located in the Wallamadama university premises (very close to the Matara town) serves the comunities of five faculties viz:  Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine science, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Management and Finance, and Faculty of Graduate Studies based on the objectives and requirements of respective faculties. In addition to that services are provided for outside communities too.

Branch libraries: Agricultural Library, Engineering Library, Medical library and Allied Health Sciences Library are located in respective faculties and fulfil the information needs focusing on the faculty objectives and requirments.

The library system has been automated with ISURU- an adoption of KOHA open source library management software. The OPAC provides a global access to the holdings of the library. Prior registration is required to obtain the borrowing facilities.

·         Some services provided by the library are:

·         Study space and reference services

·         Online access to periodicals and e-resources

·         Multy media lab facilities

·         User awareness andtraining  workshops

·         Information Literacy Course modules for students 

 

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