The Colombo Swimming Club is one of the few social clubs in Sri Lanka equipped with extensive library facilities. Over six thousand books that include fiction and non-fiction, crime, business and management, cookery, wild life, sports, humour, children’s books as well as many valuable out-of-print editions are to be found at the library. Sir Arthur C. Clarke is memorialized in the library, which was inaugurated by him in 1999.
The library video section is equipped with over one thousand titles and new titles are constantly added regularly. The library also boasts of an extensive magazines section.
A kiddies section where parents can leave their children to watch children’s movies free of cost is available. The kiddies section provides ample facilities to keep them busy with drawing, painting and reading.
Visit the air conditioned library located within the club premises and enjoy some quiet time…
Eligibility for library membership
A CSC member who wants to become a library member needs to fill in the application form available at the library and hand it over for processing. Temporary members may also avail of this facility on the same terms and conditions.
Fee, Terms and Conditions
- Monthly library usage charge – Rs.750.00
- A library member may borrow a maximum of four books or four movies with two magazines during each visit
- Borrowed items need be returned within two weeks. Failure to do so will attract a surcharge of Rs. 26.00 per day per item
- Library members who would like to increase their borrowing of books and DVD’s may do so by increasing the library membership in multiples of three books or three movies at the applicable rate of multiple of Rs.750.00 per month.