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The Central Library is located in the ground floor of the southern wing of the Labour Secretariat. It is opened from 8.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. daily on working days. In 1968 it was upgraded as a specialized research library. Now it has become a Supra Grade Library in the field of Labour studies.
In addition to the Central Library, 35 small libraries have been established at District Labour Officers, under the Shramabimani Project. These District Labour Office Libraries are maintained under the Central Library.

Scope of the collection
The library's collection of books and periodicals cover the fields of Industrial Relations, Labour Legislations, Labour Economics, Social Dialogue, Women and Children Affairs, Workers Education, Working Conditions, Gender Education and Social Welfare. The Library is possessed with a collection of ILO publications, ILO Regional Office publications and many other relevant foreign publications related to Labour matters.
The reference collections consist of Dictionaries, Directories, Labour Laws, complete sets of Acts, Sessional papers, New Law Reports, Sri Lanka Law Reports, Labour Gazettes and ILO collections.

Lending (for staff only)/ Reference/ Inter library loans/ Mini library services/ Current awareness services/ Photocopying services/ Literature searches on requests/ Referral services.

Affiliated Networks
SAARC Information Network / SLSTINET / ILIS / EBank.Network

Information Retrieval Facilities
Manual catalogue/ Computer base retrieval system Library operations and services have been computerized using CDS/ISIS, WINISIS and PURNA software packages.


  • SLDL Database - current publications incorporating the local, foreign and ILO publications received by the Library.
  • DLCA Database - An Index of Collective Agreements from 1953 up to date.
  • CASES Database - An Index of Labour Cases in Sri Lanka published in the SLLR

The Departmental Library is used by the members of the permanent staff coming under the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations.

Contact us
Librarian - Tel. No. 011-2508974
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Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2018 06:44