NERD Centre Library

NERD Centre Library has a collection of over 8,500 books, journals, periodicals and standards. They are mainly in the areas of the civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electronic & electrical engineering, computer etc. Library receives many popular and expensive journals. Research papers and research project reports are also available in the Library for reference.


  • Lending Collection

  • The Lending Library has over 7000 books and Library material. Details of items in this collection can be found using the Online Library Catalogue.

  • Periodicals Collection

  • This contains both current and back issues of periodicals, journals which are arranged in alphabetical order. The library receives over 20 titles of current periodicals on subscription. Photocopying facilities are also available in the periodicals. Periodicals are such an important source of information that more than half of the library’s book budget is spent on subscription to periodicals.

  • Reference Collection

  • The reference collection contains a wide variety of permanent reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, data books, manuals etc. Any material required will be allowed to be photocopied.

  • Standards Collection

  • Sri Lanka Standards (SLS), the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards, IEC Standards and the British Standards (BS) reference manuals are available for reference only.

  • Thesis & Dissertations Collection

  • The Library holds copies of all higher degree thesis and dissertations included by PG (Dip), MPhil, and M.Eng.

  • Special Collection (Project Reports)

  • NERD Centre project reports are available in the Library for only reference

  • Newspapers

  • Daily newspapers such as The Island, Daily News, Divaina, Dinamina etc. are available on the first floor for reference only


  • Scanning

  • Scanning facilities are available in the Library.

  • Photocopying

  • A Photocopier is available in the Library.