NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD

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GENERAL


WHO WE ARE

The National Library is mainly a research and a reference library and it is the main library and information centre in Sri Lanka.

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VISION AND MISSION

Vision

Being the national knowledge centre, providing access to library and information services for all.

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide leadership for libraries of all categories in Sri Lanka, leadership in providing information to the nation and for all services.

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BACKGROUND

The National Library of Sri Lanka was inaugurated on 27th April 1990 by HE Ranasinghe Premadasa, then President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT

The tree is one of the most expressive symbols of nature. It signifies protection, shade from the sun, as a source of nourishment and a place for calm reflections.

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NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD ACT (NO. 51 OF 1998)

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE; AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH OR INCIDENTAL THERETO :

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