The University of Colombo library system consists of the Central Library and faculty libraries. The Library, Faculty of Medicine is at Kynsey Road and the Library, Faculty of Science is at Thurstan Road. The Central Library is situated in a five storied building between the Law Faculty Building Complex and the Arts Faculty Building Complex. The library contains books and periodicals in Humanities, Education, Law, Management, and Social Sciences.

The Faculty of Science library is in the Ground floor of the renovated physics building, close to the Dean’s office of the faculty. The library consists of Permanent Reference section, Reference section, Reading room, Lending section, Periodicals section and the Computer room. The reading capacity is 150.