Permanent Reference (PR) Section


The main library has a well organised permanent reference collection. All the materials in this collection identified by PR spine lables. This comprehensive collection consist of ready reference materials such as Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Yearbooks, Handbooks, Directories, Almanacs etc. and important textbooks, past questions papers and special collections. Materials in this section are released only for the purpose of taking photocopies.

Reference (R) Section


Reference books with R spine label are issued for overnight and weekend use. Such books will be issued 2 hours prior to the closing of the reference section and to be returned before 10.00 a.m. on the following working day. Weekends and public holidays are exempted from this rule. Books borrowed from 08.30 a.m. to 02.45 p.m. from the reference section should be returned before 03.00 p.m. on the same day. Overdue charges will be imposed on late returns.

Inquiry Service 

An “Inquiry Service” which is attached to the reference section entertains readers for their subject and academic information requirements. This service provides directional and referral information and guides the readers to the correct materials.

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