Information communication technology has revolutionized the concept of library. Each and every library is slowly digitized. Taking into consideration the modern world trend in library and information field, National Library and documentation Services Board has taken steps to initiate a National Digital Library. The objective of the National Digital Library is to collect and maintain digital resources in the country and provide digital information to the reader community. The National Digital Library was inaugurated by Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education on 25 may 2016 in conjunction with the 26th anniversary of the National library of Sri Lanka

Terms and Conditions in Use of Contents of the National Digital Library

Use of Contents

The prime objective of the National Digital Library is to disseminate information to the reader community for the purposes such as education, research, teaching, and scholarship. The contents cannot be used for any commercial purpose. The users are expected not to distribute or disseminate the contents in any manner or form including through Internet. The users are required to indicate the Digital Library’s portal as the source of information, whenever such information is used for any purpose.


Since authenticity is crucial, all possible measures have been taken to ensure the completeness of the digitized copies available in the portal. However, the NDL is not responsible for any defects and mistakes etc. occurred in the digitization and caused by such reasons such as human errors and technical defects. Similarly, the NDL is not responsible for authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the contents and such responsibility rests upon the publishers and others who are the original sources. The digital copies are issued on request subject to the understanding that such copies are the copies of resources available with the National Digital Library.


Some materials in the NDL collection may be protected by the law of Copyright. Hence, access to such materials may be limited or restricted. A written authorization of the copyright owner is required to have access to the complete text of the limited or restricted contents. Every effort is made to keep the NDL portal up and running smoothly. However, National Digital Library takes no responsibility for the portal being unavailable due to technical defects or any other reason.

Privacy Policy

We shall only collect personal information that the users voluntarily provide for processing their requests and shall not use such information for any other purpose. Such personal information may be disclosed only as required by law.

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