Earlier the library services were provided at College House premises from 1975  to 2002, and at the Faculty of Education Premises from 2003 to 2017. In 2018 the library was shifted to IHRA building.


The library services of the Institute of Human Resource Advancement are provided at IHRA Building. It is situated at the ground floor of the building.

Opening Hours

  • Weekdays  –    9.30  am to 5.00  pm During vacations (on request) –    9.00  am to 4.00  pm

Library Hand Book

Library Hand Book

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General Guidelines

  • Silence should be observed in the library.
  • Seats in the Library may not be reserved by anyone.
  • Readers may remove any book they require from the shelves for use within the Library.
  • Readers should not replace any books on the shelves but keep them in the reading area for library staff to reshelf.
  • No bags, cases, parcels or umbrellas should be brought into the Library.
  • Smoking, consumption of food and drink and the use of matches or open flame are forbidden in all parts of the Library.
  • Bottles of Ink should not be brought into the Library.
  • The library will not accept any correspondence or telephone calls on behalf of readers.
  • Using mobile phones within the library premises is prohibited.
  • Bringing bags, umbrellas, water bottles, external and personal books, printed materials, audio and video instruments, camera, laptops, tabs and mobile phones to the library is totally prohibited.


Reference Services

2100 books are kept for reference.

Lending Services

5500 books available for lending purposes. 02 books for 02 weeks period are allowed for one member.

InterLibrary Loan Services

Requests from members can be considered to borrow books and other documents from University and other libraries.

Current Awareness Services

Readers are informed about the new additions to the collections.

User Education

Library Orientation programs for new students and Programs on Online Searching for final year students will be done by the library.

Information Retrieval Service

On request

Photocopying Service

The Library provides a photocopying service at a nominal fee. The rates are as follows at present and may be subjected to change in the future.

Size of Paper One Side Both Sides
A-4 3.00 4.00
Legal 3.00 4.00
B-4 3.50 4.50




Ms. SI Marasinghe

Library Information Assistant III

Ms. GAHK Abeysinghe

Library Information Assistant III

Mr. MDMU Samarasekara

Library Attendant I

Ms. A Saundala

Work Aide III

Contact Us

Institute of Human Resource Advancement
University of Colombo,
No: 275, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 7.
Sri Lanka.
E-mail – library@ihra.cmb.ac.lk
Tel: No – 011-2500938

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