The strength of the Medical Library collection by 2010 is approximately 20,000 volumes mainly on Dental Sciences and Medicine and the collection includes monographs, serials, CD-ROMs and audio –visual materials. The collection comprises following sections :

  • Lending collection
  • Reference collection
  • Permanent Reference collection
  • WHO Publications
  • WHO Technical Report Series
  • WHO Environmental Health Criteria Series
  • IARC Monograph Series
  • Sri Lanka Collection of Medical Publications
  • Thesis collection
  • Journal collection

The library gives open access to most of the resources except Sri Lanka collection.

Permanent Reference Collection

Permanent and quick reference collection of bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks etc. and all other reference tools are housed in the in the Ground Floor. Permanent reference materials of all subjects are kept inside the service counter.

Reference Collection and Lending Collection

Scheduled reference materials and lending materials are kept in the ground floor of the library.

Periodicals Collection

Bound and unbound periodical collections are kept in the mezzanine floor. Current periodicals are displayed in the ground floor near the staff reading area.

Guides to Printed Journals