Library Membership and Borrowing Facilities

The Medical  Library provides membership to  academic staff of the university, undergraduates of the faculties of Dental Sciences and Medicine , postgraduates of PGIM, doctors and consultants of teaching hospitals in the Central Province, with varying degree of facilities. All prospective library users should apply for library registration. The categories of readers, venues of registration, documentary evidence and facilities provided are as follows:

Academic Staff of University of Peradeniya.

Category

Venue of Registration

Documentary evidence required

Entitled facilities

All permanent members of the academic staff of the two faculties Dental Sciences and Medicine

Service Counter

Letter of appointment issued by the university

Borrowing up to a limit of 09 reference books and 01 lending book for one month.

Permanent members of the academic staff of other faculties Service Counter Letter of appointment issued by the university Borrowing up to a limit of 05 books for two weeks
Members of the extended faculty of Medicine Service Counter Letter from the Dean/ Faculty of Medicine Borrowing up to a limit of 02 books for two weeks.

Temporary members of the Academic staff of faculties of Dental Sciences and Medicine

Service Counter Letter of appointment issued by the university

1 book after 6 months of service for overnight use. 5 books after 1 year of service for Medical and 3 books for Dental. Lending period one week.

Emeritus Professors

Service Counter Letter of appointment issued by the University and payment of a refundable deposit of Rs. 500.00

Borrowing up to a limit of 5 books for one month

Visiting Lecturers

Service Counter

Letter of appointment issued by the University and a payment of a refundable fee of Rs. 2000 for each library ticket up to 5 tickets

Borrowing up to a limit of 5 books for one month.

Administrative and Non Academic staff of University of Peradeniya


Category

Venue of Registration

Documentary evidence required

Entitled facilities

Registrar, Bursar and University Medical Officer

Service Counter

Letter of appointment issued by the University

Borrowing up to a limit of 05 books for one week

Senior Staff Technicians

Borrowing up to 02 books for one week

Students of University of Peradeniya

Category

Venue of Registration

Documentary evidence required

Entitled facilities

Full-time undergraduates of the Faculties of Dental Sciences and Medicine

Service Counter

Letter of admission to the Faculty and/ name in the class list of the Faculty .

Borrowing upto two lending ( 2 weeks) and one overnight reference  book for two days..

Full-time undergraduates of all other faculties

Service Counter

University identity card

Reference facility only.

Postgraduates of the University

Service Counter

Letter of admission issued by the University and payment of library fees

Number of library tickets and the borrowing period depends on the course.

Postgraduates of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

Service Counter

Letter of introduction issued by the Board of study of PGIMy and payment of library fees Rs. 250.00per month.

Reference and photocopying facilities only.

PGIA/PGIS students

Service Counter

Letter issued by Senior Assistant Librarian PGIA and PIGS  and payment of library fees

Reference and photocopying facilities only

External Scholars and Researchers including doctors and consultants


Category

Venue of Registration

Required documents / Fees

Entitled facilities

Scholars

Librarian’s Office

Letter letter of introduction/ID card of the GMOA

Reference only

 

Renewals
Lending Books borrowed by users can be renewed for another week if another user has not reserved the items. To renew such a book the user should produce the item at the circulation counter on or before the due date. If the user is unable to attend the library for renewal, he may send a letter or a post card with the following details;

Author.
Title.
Accession No.
Class No.
Date of return.

Renewal of material will be done only once. Overdue books or the materials from the reference collections will not be renewed.

Reservations

  1. Reservation facility is available on books which are in demand and on  new additions to the library. An entry for reserving a book should be made in the file kept at the circulation counter well before borrowing it.
  2. Requesting books which are not found on the shelf - This is a service provided by the library to its users when a particular material is not found on the shelf. The staff will take immediate action to find the material through various procedures when a check slip is filled and given to the circulation counter.

Damaged and lost books