The Colombo Public library is established in July 1925, by the amalgamation of the Colombo library & the Pettah library. At the beginning the library had 3 departments, The Reading Room, the Lending Room & the Reference Library. It had seven members on the staff, with late Mr. S.C Blok as the Librarian.
By now, the library has a collection of nearly one million books, 57 newspapers & 111 periodical titles in all 3 languages, Sinhala, Tamil & English.
It expands its services to 13 branches, Mobile Service & Book Box Projects to under privileged children in shanties. Now it has 5 departments, 7 service providing points and 105 staff members.
With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
NewsNovember 28 2023
2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced
Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
VideoJune 2 2023
Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony
Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
VideoMay 26 2023
2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea
Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.