Librarian's Message


Welcome to the website of the Library Network of Matugama Pradeshiya Sabha, Sri Lanka. The intellectual and informative arena, Our ultimate goal is to build comfortable & efficient library service for students and staff, developing the teaching and learning environment. Also we would like to achieve a supreme spot in enabling research & scholarship in both early as well as modern forms.

As one of the leading academic library networks, we are bound to enhance the library professional career in Sri Lanka. Further the library network is professionally organized and managed by highly competent and qualified professionals.

Public library was a long felt need of henarathgoda community. Fulfilling this requirement, on 28th of May 1959, Gampaha public library was opened under the leadership and patronage of Hon. Francis Perera.

Initially there were only 360 books from both English and Sinhala language. These books were contributed by different donators, companies and with few shrines.

Gampaha library was named as Grade 3 library. After few years later in 1999 it was promoted to 2nd Grade library.2011 inwards it was promoted to 1st grade library by the national library.

Though it was started with few book recently Gampaha public library owned 41600 booked written in different languages and 14285 members .Also Gampaha public library is enrich with local and foreign newspapers and magazines.

Gampaha public library have email and internet services and also all the books are computerized. So any reader can get any information about the book. Also they are willing to arrange other computer services for the reader.

Our Library Network is actively integrated into the undergraduate curriculum by means of significant partnerships which recognize the centrality of information resources to the learning experience. Notable example of this kind of interaction include: the three-credit "Introduction to Library & Information Science" course in the Faculty of Arts & Culture study program, which is team taught by the Senior Librarians every year.

The libraries' facilities, services and resources are aligned to the university strategic direction, and hence are geared towards supporting the academic and research goals of the university.

This website is our virtual space in the global web of information, but it only represents part of the library services. Although we are committed to help you to access all your information needs, we are similarly mindful of the fact that no library in the world can claim to be self-sufficient.

I hope you'll explore the Matugama Pradeshiya Sabha, Sri Lanka, and Library Network in these pages or in person, and I encourage you to contact me if you would like to learn more about our current initiatives and future directions. I wish you fruitful browsing of our website.

Matugama Pradeshiya Sabha, Sri Lanka.

Tel: 033 -4942306