Suriya’s Library is situated in our main office and is open to the public daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, except Thursdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.  It is primarily a Reference Library.

We have a comprehensive collection of books, publications, journals, newspapers, newsletters, photo archive and audio-visual materials in both the Tamil and English languages.

Our staff has produced short documentary films for advocacy purposes and we have an ongoing commitment to document women’s activism in the Batticaloa District through photographs, audio-visual materials, interviews and the collection of oral narratives.

More than 2,500 Tamil and English books are currently available in our Library covering a wide range of issues on gender and feminist theory….

  • Women and Development
  • Women and Human Rights
  • Women and the Law
  • Women in South Asia
  • Violence Against Women
  • Women and Globalisation
  • Dalit Women’s Movement
  • Women in the Cinema
  • Women and the Environment
  • Women and Health
  • Women’s Literature
  • Women and War/Peace
  • Migrant Women Workers
  • Children’s Books
  • Tamil and English Dictionaries
  • Local and Foreign Journals on: Society, Feminism and Literature

 We have increased our stock of reference materials on gender and feminist theory in recent years.  While the public accesses our Library and Resource Centre, our Suriya staff also utilises the materials for research, policy advocacy, campaigns and reports.  We collect articles from newspapers related to women and children under a broad range of issues as well as those where Suriya has been featured in the media.