NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD

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ACQUISITION POLICY


According to the Acquisition Policy priority is given to the following areas.

  • Publications published in Sri Lanka.
  • Publications on Sri Lanka, published in foreign countries.
  • Publications by Sri Lankans published in foreign countries.
  • General reference sources.
  • Other reference sources which are especially needed for research but cannot afford to purchase by other libraries (Secondary sources).
  • Publications pertaining to Library and Information Science.
  • Main books on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam.
  • Deposit copies of Sri Lankan publications received under the Printers and Publishers Ordinances of 1885 and 1839 (amended in 1976).
  • Books relevant to SAARC region.
  • Ola-leaf manuscripts and rare books.
  • Collections of eminent scholars.
  • Electronic databases.


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