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Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna

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Jaffna Public Library in Jaffna, Sri Lanka One of Jaffna's most notable landmarks, it is run by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. During the early 1980s, it was one of the biggest libraries in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts. In 2001, rehabilitation of the library was completed, with new structure being built and new books received, although its old books and manuscripts were not replaced.
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  • The building is nice and the grounds are pretty. Only locals are able to access the collections in the library though so don't expect to actually be able to read anything.  more »
  • I spent a bit of time here in the afternoon and it's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of central Jaffna  more »
  • There are visiting times from 4-6. Very close to the town- in the town itself I would say, jaffna fort, library, nallur kovil, rio ice cream all are nearby. Unfortunately they dont allow you yo walk i...  more »
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  • The library was built in many stages starting from 1933, from a modest beginning as a private collection. Soon, with the help of primarily local citizens, it became a full-fledged library. The library also became a repository of archival material written in palm leaf manuscripts, original copies of regionally important historic documents in the contested Context[›]political history of Sri Lanka and newspapers that were published hundreds of years ago in the Jaffna peninsula. It thus became a place of historic and symbolic importance to all Sri Lankans
  • Jaffna Public Library is located in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is one of Jaffna's most notable landmarks, and is run by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The library was built in 1933 and burnt in 1981. #Wikipedia
  • The biggest Library in Sri Lanka with lot of books. Historical place and pride of Jaffna.
  • The building's classical lines and beautiful proportions make it stand out architecturally.
  • Biggest Libray in Jaffna with many books with various categories.. Children corner also there.