The Sri Lanka Knowledge Centers for Rural Areas offer a variety of services to rural communities, including:
- Access to a wide range of information and knowledge resources, including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, databases, and online resources
- Reference and information services
- Educational programs and workshops
- Computer facilities and internet access
- Community outreach programs.
The knowledge centers are located in Anuradhapura, Badulla, Galle, Hambantota, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Kurunegala, Mannar, Matale, Moneragala, Mullaitivu, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Ratnapura, Trincomalee, and Vavuniya.
The Sri Lanka Knowledge Centers for Rural Areas are open from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
For more information about the Sri Lanka Knowledge Centers for Rural Areas, please visit the NLDS website or contact your local center.
Difference Between A Library And A Knowledge Center
A library is defined as a collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. A knowledge center is an institution that provides access to information and knowledge resources and offers services to facilitate the use of these resources.
Both libraries and knowledge centers offer access to information and knowledge resources. However, knowledge centers also offer additional services, such as reference and information services, educational programs and workshops, computer facilities and internet access, and community outreach programs. These services are designed to facilitate the use of information and knowledge resources by the community.
Urban Vs Rural Libraries
Urban libraries are typically larger than rural libraries and offer a more comprehensive range of services. However, rural libraries play an important role in providing access to information and knowledge resources for rural communities.
Rural libraries are often the only source of information and knowledge resources for many rural residents. They play a vital role in promoting literacy and lifelong learning and provide a community space for social interaction and cultural exchange.
Urban libraries are typically busier than rural libraries, and the atmosphere is often more formal. Rural libraries are usually smaller and more relaxed and provide a warm and welcoming space for the community.
Most knowledge centers are located in rural areas, as they are designed to meet the needs of rural communities. However, some knowledge centers are also located in urban areas.
The services offered by knowledge centers vary depending on the needs of the community they serve. However, all knowledge centers offer access to information and knowledge resources and offer services to facilitate the use of these resources.
What Is An NLDS?
The National Library and Documentation Services (NLDS) is the national body responsible for libraries and documentation in Sri Lanka. The NLDS promotes literacy and lifelong learning and provides access to information and knowledge resources for all Sri Lankans.
The NLDS operates a network of public libraries across Sri Lanka, as well as a number of knowledge centers located in rural areas. The NLDS also provides training for library and documentation professionals and supports research and development in the field of library and information science.