Please note that whilst our Jaffna Library will continue to remain closed to the public, in light of the prevailing situation we will also temporarily suspend the Online Book Ordering facility, until further notice. We will be in touch once the service is resumed so that you can go back to ordering your favourite books online for pick up.
The Jaffna library boasts a collection of more than 3500 books and periodicals and this number keeps increasing rapidly every month.
The library has three main sections: the Young Learners Centre, the English Learning Zone and the lending section. Our collection of periodicals and the internet browsing facility also attracts many members.
We also provide free membership to our students and exam candidates with the aim of supporting their learning journey.
Access our library collection
You can login to our library collection online using your unique username and password provided. Here you can:
•search, reserve and renew your books online
•view the library material you have borrowed and find out about new book releases
•check real-time availability of books and other material online
Our English Learning Zones and Young Learners Centre
Our Jaffna library offers two areas specifically designed to cater to your information and learning needs:
- Our English Learning Zone (ELZ) hosts English language teaching resources and resources to help you prepare for exams such as IELTS and Cambridge English. The English Learning Zone comprises of a listening and studying area where members can practice their English learning skills. In addition to the vast collection of books and CDs, the English Learning Zone also conducts workshops to help you improve your speaking skills, events and activities for library members and non-members.
- Our Young Learner Centre (YLC) provides computer access for children learning English and a collection to over 1000 children's books. We host a variety of workshops, including reading programmes and interactive story-telling sessions to help children start reading at an early age, while developing a life-long love for books.
Children under the age of 11 must be supervised by their parents/guardians at ALL times.
The Jaffna library is at the same address as our Jaffna English language centre.
Wednesday to Sunday - 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday to Sunday - 09.00 - 16.30