AISLS announces the publication of its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka

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The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) recently launched its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka. It is designed for students and scholars in the humanities, social sciences and related fields. Each of the nineteen entries provides information on the location, contact information, access requirements, facilities, and subject strengths of each library. The guide is not comprehensive, and AISLS expects to add more entries in the future.

The guide's origins lie in the efforts of the AISLS Colombo Center library staff to direct patrons to specialist collections in subjects not covered comprehensively by the AISLS library. We have very strong coverage of academic books in disciplines such as history, anthropology, politics and religious studies, but do not collect reports by non-governmental organizations, and do not have an extensive collection in areas such as archaeology. The entries in this guide serve to direct library patrons to specialist collections in a broad range of fields.

The guide may be viewed at