NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD
The main reference collection contains Tertiary Sources such as General and Subject Encyclopedias, Dictionaries of English Language, other languages, Bilingual Dictionaries
National Library receives all the newspapers published in the country since 1976 to the present day.
Current information can be obtained from the articles of periodicals.
This collection includes publications such as Bills, Acts, Ordinances, Parliamentary Debates (Hanzards), Sessional Papers, Parliamentary Series, Gazettes, Sri Lanka Law Reports
Building of a theses and dissertation collection was commenced in the latter part of 1999.
National Library has a fairly good collection of ola-leaf manuscripts and its developing continuously.
Special emphasis is given on building up a complete collection of maps relevant to Sri Lanka.
In order to build up a national collection of Braille literature for readers with special needs in the country, the National Library commenced acquiring Braille and large print books in June 1990.
The National Library commenced building up a collection of Drama Manuscripts in 1995.
Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is promoted by UNESCO as a counterpart of the World Heritage which focuses mainly on the aspects of culture.
Information gathered from different sources such as books, periodical articles, newspaper articles, Internet etc;
Audio visual materials and microform can be used by readers to obtain required information.
The private collection of Martin Wickramasinghe, a foremost writer in Sri Lanka is one of the largest of such collections.
|Sri Lanka Library Association|
|National Institute of Library & Information Science|
|Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya|
|International Federation of Library Associations and