The NIBM Library & Documentation Centre
is a source of information. It plays a vital role in catering to the information
and educational needs of both course participants and professional staff
of NIBM. The fully-fledged Library & Documentation Centre is well stocked
with over 23000 Books, over 400 CD ROM's, educational video tapes, and
selected periodicals. Among the library's special collections are the
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) publication, Training Manuals, Company
Annual Reports, Periodicals Holdings, Socio-Economic statistics, NIBM
Consultancy and student project reports and the Sri Lanka Collection.
The classification System used by the
Library is the Universal Decimal Classification. In April 1990, it commenced
using the computer-based bibliographical information system, Micro CDS/ISIS
software package, introduced by UNESCO.
Services provided by the NIBM Library
include inquiry, reference & Lending services, library information services
using the library database, inter-library loan facility, photocopying
facility, journal contents page service and bibliographical assistance
to the Professional staff and executive staff of NIBM, Students and participants
The Library is available for course
participants for reference purposes. Participants in Diploma Programmes
and certificate courses are allowed the facility of borrowing books on
payment of a refundable deposit.
The NIBM Library & Documentation Centrex
is open seven days a week from 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs, except on pubic holidays.