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All the circulation activities are performed at the Main Counter of the Library.

All books with PR spine labels are not available on loan.

Books with SR and Lending spine labels may be checked out for outside use. SR books will be issued 2 hours prior to the closing of the Library and to be returned before 10.00 am of the following day of library opening. Weekends and public holidays are exempt from this rule. Overdue charges will be imposed on late returns.

Loan Category
Loan Period
Overdue Charges
2 weeks
Rs. 1.00 per day
Schedule Reference
Rs. 1.00 per hour

It is required to produce library tickets along with the University Record Book or Identity Card at the time of check-out of library materials.

Borrowers are responsible for the prompt return in good condition of all materials borrowed.

It is the responsibility of the library user to check for any damage to library materials such as torn out pages, defacing etc. and to get an endorsement from the Library staff at the issuing counter to that effect in the library material concerned. In the absence of such a report, the library materials 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 library materials are returned.

All checked out materials have to be produced for inspection by security officers at the main entrance.

Students are allowed to access or copy CD-ROMs which are accompanied with books from the Multimedia Center by producing their student ID or record book and accession number of the book.

PR books and periodicals will be issued only for photocopying. Library materials (with spine CR) held at the Ceylon Room Section are only available for reference.

It is the responsibility of the borrower to protect library materials borrowed from the Library. Any loss of library materials has to be reported immediately. In such situations a copy of the same edition or a later edition of the title lost can be produced as replacement or the fee charged by the Library has to be paid by the borrower.