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Automated Online Library System
ISO Certified Library


Electronic Resources

Catalogue of books, periodical articles, standards classified by subject
Online database: Current Contents, Scopus, Science Direct, Delnet, Blackwell
Publications by ITI/ITI staff
Electronically field information

Books – Over 35,000
Periodical and magazines – Printed and on-line
Standards and specifications - Sri Lankan, British, Indian, International, American
Trade literature – Catalogues, brochures, directories
Reprints of articles – Over 100,000 subject oriented articles
Special Collections
Reference Collection
Over 2000 major reference tools including handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, brochures, annual reports of organizations

Sri Lanka Collection
Collection of S & T literature relating to Sri Lanka

ITI Publications
Publications by ITI scientists

Archival Periodical Collection


Inquiry Services
The Centre operates an Inquiry Service for clients. Inquiries could be channeled by telephone, in writing or in person. Literature searches are also undertaken for clients from resources available in the library.
Reference Services
The Centre is open for reference to accredited inquiries during working hours. Photocopying facilities are provided when necessary.
Current Awareness Services
The staff of the ITI are kept informed of the material available, in the library in their specific fields of interest, either manually or through e-mail This service is available to clients for a modest fee.
Open Access Catalogue
The entire catalogue of the Centre is available to the public through the Institute’s website, New books and journal articles can also be viewed through the website. Members are given additional facilities to extend, reserve or clarity their loan status through the web.
ITI is a member of the Sri Lanka Scientific and Technical Information Network (SLSTINET) and participants in the Agricultural (AGRINET) Environmental (ENLINET) which operate under its umbrella.

The Centre also has access to trade information through subscription to on-line databases.

Internationally the Centre is the focal point for the Asia-Pacific Traditional Medicine and Herbal Technology Network (APTMNET).
Internet Access
The Centre provides its members access to its on-line databases through Internet, on a charge basis.