Latest Library Books

T he library is the essential part of the College Academic program. It is designed to enhance the student's education with available resources to allow extensive independent study on all subjects offered. Sinhala and Tamil students, however, may find that the resources available are limited compared to English. Nevertheless, the library staff is doing their best to upgrade the facility with every resource available.

The staff is eager to assist any student locate material and to answer any questions that one has about the library, its resources ans its use.

AVAILABILITY AND HOURS

The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The Library will be closed on public holidays.

MEMBERSHIP

  1. The Library membership fee is Rs.1600.00 per year and the Deposit is Rs. 900.00. Library membership is valid only for one year. If and whenever you wish to renew your membership, you would be asked to produce all library cards.
  2. Please remember that your membership card is personal and not transferable to a third party.
  3. Those outside the LBCS community are welcome to use the Library. Their application for membership should be recommended by staff or faculty member of LBCS. Library membership fee is Rs. 1300.00 per year and the Deposit is Rs. 2000.00.

MAIN LIBRARY

Constitutes over 35.600 English books, over 4,000 Sinhala books, over 4,000 Tamil books and over 250 Journals/Magazines in all three languages.

REFERENCE LIBRARY

The reference library contains set of commentaries, reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries etc. These reference books have a 'R' on the spine of the book. Books from the reference section cannot be borrowed.

RESERVED BOOKS

This section consists of books that are preempted for essential reading on the ongoing courses. Therefore, these books are for  Reserved only. However, these books can be taken out per day. The book(s) should be signed out before taking away from the library property and have to be returned before 9.30 a.m. on next day. A fine of Rs. 10.00 per hour each book will be imposed on any student who fails to return the book(s) on time. Students should always follow proper library procedures on removing any library materials.

BACK ISSUES

Back issues of Journals/Magazines can be checked out with the permission of the Librarian.

COMPUTER FACILITIES

Computers are available in the library for the use of all students. Students will be taught computer on a regular basis. Examination will be conducted every term. See term calendar for details. Rules applicable to other LBCS examinations apply here as well.

ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

Our new collection includes DVD-ROM Titles plus other electronic references works.

INTERNET FACILITIES

Internet facilities are available in the library for the use of all students. You can use your laptops around the library with wireless internet facility.

VIDEO CASSETTES, VCD's and DVD's

A large selection of Biblical teaching is available from our video cassette, VCD & DVD library.

BORROWING PROCEDURE

Borrowing is usually for 2 weeks. For those who live outside Kandy, the duration is one month.

RENEWALS

Please remember that the item borrowed have to be renewed at the Library counter. Renewals cannot be done by telephone.

RESERVATION

To reserve a book currently on loan to someone else, enter your name and details to the book on a sheet of paper and hand it over to the counter staff. You will be notified when the book is available. Reservation charges are mentioned in the table given below.

If you loose borrowed items, you are responsible for informing the library as soon as possible. You will be required to reimburse to the library the cost of the lost items. The librarian will inform you about the amount to be reimbursed.

BORROWING

LENDING
PERIOD

LENDING
FEE

OVERDUE FINES
PER DAY

RESERVATION
Books 2 weeks - Rs. 5.00 Rs. 10.00
Magazines 2 weeks - Rs. 5.00 Rs. 10.00
Flannel Graph 2 weeks - Rs. 5.00 Rs. 10.00
Video 4 days Rs. 30.00 Rs. 20.00 Rs. 10.00
VCD / CD 4 days Rs. 50.00 Rs. 20.00 Rs. 10.00

 

LIBRARY NETWORKING

If needed, out Library staff will be happy to give you information on using the libraries of the following institutions:

  • University Library, Peradeniya Campus (for post-graduate research)
  • Theological College of Lanka, Pilimathalawa.
  • National Seminary, Ampitiya.
  • Center for Ethnic Studies, Mugampola.
  • LBC Link Libraries.