Open University of Sri Lanka

Sellathurai, K. H. “OUSL Library System, Services and its Future Plans.” Paper presented at the AAOU Pre-Conference Seminar on “Outreach Library Services for Distance Learners,” February 20, 2002, New Delhi, India. Online. Available:
The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) supports distance learners by providing a circulating collection and a reference collection, course related material, photocopying facilities, and face-to-face reference service. Despite the strength of the collection, a user survey showed that many students wished to see changes in the library services offered. A description of the challenges facing the library is provided, along with a description outlining the recent improvements to library services. The Library’s information technology situation is also discussed. Finally, factors preventing the improvement of services are given along with future activities and objectives of the OUSL Library. J. Wheeler.