Research Collaboration


The NIFS Library was established in 1985 with a small collection of books and journals donated by Professor Cyril Ponnamperuma, well-wishers and the Asia Foundation. Today, the Library consists of a modest collection of over 6,900 books, monographs and edited volumes as well as about 120 journal titles covering a wide spectrum of sciences. Visitors to the NIFS Library have access to the internet, photocopying and scanning facilities and reading rooms. Library users can find newspapers with scientific articles dating back many years, modern and old scientific magazines, books on life, mathematical and physical sciences, philosophy and history of science, a collection of fundamental textbooks, monographs, edited volumes, periodicals, newsletters, and annual reports from local and foreign institutions.

Admission & Membership

All NIFS members, permitted outside researchers and students are allowed the use of our library facilities.

All NIFS staff members are eligible for library membership and the membership is valid until cessation of employment. Membership can be obtained by submitting the duly completed application form along with a copy of the letter of appointment from the NIFS.

View library rules and regulationslaunch



National Institute of Fundamental Studies
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Sri Lanka