Guideline to donors

The medical library at Saliyapura campus was housed in an existing old building formerly used by the ‘Yovun Senankaya’ and before that a eachers training college. The library is still located in this building which is inadequate in space and unsuitable in design. A modern medical library is envisaged in the future. Although an extension to the present building was added recently one major constraint is space for books. Currently the library has a fair collection of books on pre- and para- clinical subjects but the current issues in clinical subjects are less than adequate. The allocation of funds for library books by the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka has to be shared by five faculties and the university is unable to cater to the actual needs of each faculty due to factors beyond their control. Taking into consideration the dearth of adequate funds, the medical library welcomes donation of books by benefactors and well-wishers. However taking into account the insufficient space and to avoid unsuitable volumes being stacked in the limited space the library wishes to propose following guidelines.

Please discuss your wish to donate books to the Saliyapura Medical Library with the Dean of the faculty or the Assistant Librarian.

Dean : +94 (0)25 223 4462,

Fax : +94 (0)25 223 4464,

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Assistant Librarian : +94 (0)25 385 9476,

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  • Current issues and volumes published after 2005 are welcome. Space could be found for a limited number of old books that have historical value.

The library will consider housing entire collections of medical books bequeathed by medical persons and arranged by the next of kin. The librarian may request the collection to be seen by him/her before a decision is made.

  • Books on all medical disciplines are welcome and currently the need is for clinical subjects.
  • CDs, videos and other educational software may also be donated
  • All books accepted on donation will carry an entry indicating the donor’s name.
  • The Saliyapura Medical Library also houses a collection of books for light reading comprising books on non-medical disciplines such a literature including novels, history, travel and monographs. Donations to this collection are welcome.