Ocean University Library

Building up Library collection

The University Library started at Mattakkuliya premises in 2009 with a small collection of 110 valuable books on Biology, English Language and Computer Science. Since then every effort was taken to develop the library collection by purchase from annual budget for book allocations and donations. The Asia Foundation donated 363 multiple copies of textbooks needed for the students in 2015.

With the establishment of Degree programmes which are Marine Engineering, Logistics Management and Coastal Management, the library collection was developed gradually. Today the collection is included valuable text books according to these degree programmes and other fields which are vital for the students, academic staff and researchers. It also has a collection of valuable rare references.

With the establishment of the faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, another branch library was established in the Administration building at Tangalle. This was specifically for the use of academic purposes in Fisheries and Marine Science, English and computer studies.


Telephone - 0114346980

General Guidelines

  • Readers must produce their University Record Book/Identity Card when entering the library.

  • Readers must keep their belongings such as books, printed materials, bags etc. in the rack behind the entrance.

  • All readers should avoid wearing unsuitable clothes like shorts, caps etc. when they enter the library.

  • Silence should be observed in all area of the library.

  • Cellular/Mobile phones should be switched off within the library premises.

  • Smoking and consumption of food or drink are forbidden in the library.

  • Readers are not allowed to do joint work and discussion in the library.

  • Seats in the library may not be reserved or removed by the readers.

  • When taking photocopies the pages should not be folded and use from provided to indicate pages.

  • Do not leave your personal belongings in the library. The library staff will not responsible for any losses.

  • Visitors to the library are required to obtain the permission of the Librarian to enter the library.

  • Prior approval should be obtained from the librarian to take photographs inside the library.

  • Any disorderly or improper conduct or breach of regulations will render the reader or borrower concerned liable to suspension from using the library.

Opening Hours

8.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Open Dates

From Monday to Friday

Closing Dates

Public Holidays and University Special Holidays

Membership Registration

Staff Members – By submitting the dully completed application form for staff registration.

Undergraduate Students – students can be enrolled at the time of opening the faculty for a new academic year by submitting the dully completed application form with recommendation of Faculty Head and Student Identity Card/ Receipt for payment of library fees.

Other Students –By submitting the dully completed application form with recommendation of Faculty Head and Student Identity Card/ Receipt for payment of library fees.

Borrowing Rules

  • The University Identity Card must be produced at the counter to borrow books.

  • Books of Permanent References, past papers and periodicals will be issued only for photocopying purposes.

  • Lending Books are loaned for a period of two weeks.

  • Scheduled Reference Books are issued for overnight and weekend use.

  • Permanent References consists of Dictionaries, Important text books and guidelines. These are released only for the purpose of taking photocopies within the library.

Periodical Collection

Journals and Magazines

Overdue charges Recall of Books Damage and Loss of Books


  • Reading area

  • Past papers

  • Photocopying Service

  • Printouts & Scanning

  • Software system

  • Library Security - CCTV camera system


Crow Island, Mattakkuliya,

Colombo 15,

Sri Lanka.


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