Established in 1983, BPUSL Library System consisted of two libraries viz.: Homagama Internal Education Centre-Library and Colombo Head Office Library. The Library system is currently home to nearly 38,372 books, 56 periodical titles, 35 Ola-leaf manuscripts and a collection of Audio and Video Cassettes, and electronic materials on CD, VCD and DVD formats. The sacred Dhamma cannon Tripitaka is available in six languages and in both traditional and electronic formats. Books and periodicals are acquired to facilitate the needs of the course modules of the University. More emphasis is given for the following disciplines in the selection process of materials; Buddhism Buddhist Literature, Pali Language and Literature, Sanskrit Language and Literature, English language and Literature, Archaeology, Buddhist Arts, History and Social Science. In addition, general reading materials such as books, reference sources like Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Guide books are also annually enriching the library collection. Internet and e-mail facilities are also available for readers at the Colombo Head Office Library.
Following Library materials are not permitted for lending:
Periodicals; Rare Books, Ola-Leaf materials; Reference & Special Collections, A/V & Electronic materials (CD,VCD,DVD & Diskettes)
Library opening hours
Main library at Homagama
- Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Only on week days)
- Closed on weekends, Public holidays and days notified as holidays by the university.
- The opening hours of the Library will be extending during the examination periods in the University.
Library at Colombo
- Saturday & Sunday 8.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Closed on Monday to Friday