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The library of Peradeniya University originated in 1921 as the library of the Ceylon University College. The Library was shifted to Peradeniya in 1952 and was moved to the present premises in 1960. After moving to Peradeniya, the library developed into a library network comprising the Main Library and seven other branch libraries, namely Agriculture, Science, Medical, Engineering, Vet Medical, Allied Health Science and Dental libraries. The ninth library is attached to the sub-campus, Faculty of Agriculture in Mahailuppallama. The branch libraries are located in their respective faculties. The Main Library can be accessed by proceeding along the new Galaha road, passing the entrance to the Arts Theatre and turning right to the Senate building.

Peradeniya University Library Network is considered as the oldest and the largest University library in Sri Lanka.

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May 29, 2021

Library Seminar Series – Lecture No. 06 “Translation Studies – Contemporary Theories” by Dr. P. Anandakumar

Dr. P. Anandakumar, a renowned Professor in Tamil at the Department of Tamil, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed to be University in Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India, recently conducted an lecture as part of the 9th installment in the Library Seminar Series...

April 8, 2021

Launching of Mr. NTSA Senadeera (The 5th Librarian of University of Peradeniya (1982-2002) Felicitation Volume)

This Festschrift was presented in parallel to the commencement of Centenary Celebration of University of Peradeniya Library on 08.04.2021 in recognition of contributions made to the Field of Library and Information Science and Librarianship by Mr. NTSA Senadeera, the 5th Librarian of University of Peradeniya (1982-2002)...