The Library has been setup to help undergraduates and graduate students find relevant materials for research relating to WOMEN AND GENDER.

The Library and Resource Centre at WERC currently has over 7,000 books. The collection is mainly English with a valuable selection of Tamil and Sinhala publications.

The book collection at the Resource Centre has been computerized using the UNESCO WINISIS package specially designed for library cataloguing. For Quick Reference Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Research Reports and Thesis & Directories can be utilized.

We encourage students interested in LAW, POLITICS, MEDIA, CULTURE, CHILD AND YOUTH AFFAIRS AND RELIGION to visit our library.

Library Features:

  • The only Library in Sri Lanka to house an extensive collection of Gender and Women’s Studies resources in the Sinhala language.
  • Collection of newspaper clippings – English/Sinhala/Tamil – on Violence Against Women, Child Abuse, Women and Politics, Women and Law, Women and Health, Women and Media etc.
  • Movies and Documentaries in English/Sinhala/Tamil.
  • Quiet study space for students.

Membership: Rs.1,000 refundable deposit and Rs.250 annual subscription

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

For Inquiries Please Contact:

Phone numbers: +94-11-2595296 | +94-11-2590985


Address: Women’s Education and Research Centre 58, Dharmarama Road, Colombo 6