The Royal College Library Consists of Four (4) main sections

  1. Main Library
  2. Primary Library
  3. Audio-Visual Section
  4. Science Reading Room

Main Library

The Main Library consists of the reference section, a lending section and a new Reading section. The reference section provides papers, Magazines, VCD's, VHS tapes and reference library services where many rare and valuable books are available for reference. College Magazines, Souvenirs, Government gazettes, local and foreign periodicals, teacher’s guides and many subject titles are available. The Lending of books is done through a Data Base system which was recently put in to use. Grade 7-13 students are allowed to be members of the main library. Each class has a separate library period to borrow books from the lending section. A student member is allowed to borrow a lending book for a period of 7 days. Tutorial Staff members also are able to become members and extra facilities are provided for them. The newly designed reading room is specially allocated for the use of the students during their library periods or free periods with relevant permission.

Primary Library

The lending section caters to students from grade 1 to 6. Many junior fiction, picture books, fairytales, maps, novels, biographies, subject books and many other books can be borrowed for a period of 10 days. Books are available in Sinhala, English and Tamil as well. Every class has a separate library period and mostly the borrowing is allowed to the students above Grade 4. A branch “Junior Library” for Grade 2-3 students is situated in the Grade 2 building. There are about 18,000 books for the use of the students. During the term-ending weeks educational video films are projected during the library periods.
Audio-Visual Section

The audio-Visual section consists of over 300 VHS tapes and some VCD's and CD's (O/L and A/L Syllabus). There are titles on Education, current affairs, sports events and popular movies.

Science Reading Room

The Science Reading Room is used by Advanced Level Science Section students. Many valuable text books are available for reference. Overall, the library possesses over 35000 books and a huge amount of periodicals. It uses the Dewey decimal classification system and the Brown lending system. It is one of the largest and best school libraries in Sri Lanka. The history of the library spans over 1 1/2 centuries.

All details regarding the library and the Library Readers Committee can be found at the official web site.
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