Making sure that everyone has an opportunity for learning
Housing the largest educational library with a comprehensive collection of educational literature, and other books.
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Department of Library and Museum
What we do
The department houses the largest educational library in Sri Lanka and South Asia. The comprehensive collection of educational literature, periodicals and books prove to be an invaluable information resource that supports educational researchers, teachers and academics. The library facilitates a source for upgrading knowledge of personnel attached to the National Institute of Education and other educational institutions in the country. This knowledge resource has been upgraded to be easily accessed digitally. The department also undertakes the training of school librarians and its staff and acts in an advisory capacity to enhance skills and knowledge in library science.
The department also maintains the only national educational museum and is the main conservation centre of education history in Sri Lanka. The museum houses artefacts relating to general education which includes ancient manuscripts, ancient writing equipment, education circulars, teaching-learning materials, and past curricula. Amongst the collection is the memorial belongings of the late Dr C.W.W. Kannangara, who is hailed as the father of Sri Lanka’s free education system. The Museum is opened to the public since 2015.
Development of printed and non-printed resources related to the education sector
Preparing secondary resources for easy access for users
Creating an automated and online library management system
Establishment of a digital library for educational resources
Training and development teachers who are working in Schools libraries
Introduce academic programs to uplift the knowledge of school library teachers
Staff training and allocation to provide effective user service
Establishment of an educational research hub in Sri Lanka
Development of an educational museum with educational history
Interactive and effective information service to the stakeholders
Library access via online
Reach out to meet the needs of educational professionals, schools, policymakers and other related individuals
Effective school library services in Sri Lanka to improve the knowledge and other skills of students.
An endowment of an educational museum to the Nation.
Mrs. P.T.M. Rathnayake
Senior Lecturer / Unit Head (Museum)
Non Academic Staff
Rev. Pathakada Rewath Thero
Mrs. D.P.A. Gunawardhana
Technical Assistant - I
Mrs. D.M.S.S. Wijerathne
Library Assistant - III
Mrs. H.N.N.P. Gunathilake
Management Assistant - I
Mrs. W.M.I. Nimanthika
Office Aide - III
Mrs. K.M.I. Menike
Office Aide - III
Mr. H.S. Nanda Kumara
Director, Dept. of Library & Museum
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