The library service of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka is the main vehicle for acquisition, organization and distribution of knowledge and information to her academics. The library provides services to the university community such as undergraduates, postgraduates, academic staff members, administrative and non academic staff members. In addition, the library services to the researches and outside community in the region.The library system of the Rajarata University is consisted with main library and three faculty libraries in different locations. The Main library and applied Sciences library are located within the Mihintale premises and serves to the Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities, Management Studies and Applied Sciences consecutively. The Branch library located in puliyankulama closed to Anuradhapura town serves to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The library located in Saliyapura closed to the Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Headquarters serves to the Faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences and Professional Unit, General Hospital, Anuradhapura.
The staff of the library consists of professional, paraprofessionals and supportive staffs. The whole library network holds over 30000 titles of books and about 100 journal titles (foreign and local). These resources are available in both print and electronic formats. Library has subscribed 2 online journal databases whish can be assess full text over 200 journal titles in Medicine and Management disciplines. Services of the library include lending facilities, reference facilities, interlibrary loan systems, current awareness programs, information literacy programs, workshops and library website maintenance. Useful links for online resources are also provided through the library web site. The library catalogues can be seen through Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs.) University Institutional Repository maintained by the Library.
History of Library
The Rajarata University of Sri Lanka was established on the 31st January 1996 under the gazette notofication No 896/2 of 7th November 1995, and the University act 16.08.1978 by amalgamating the resources of Affiliated University, college in the central, North Western and North Central Provinces.
The library system of Rajarata University was started on 2nd September 1996.
The first librarian of Rajarata University library was Prof. Piyadasa Ranasinghe (1996-1998), followed by Mr. Kapila Jayalal Sirisena (1999-2007) and Mrs. A.S. Siriwardana Act. Librarian(2008-2013).