Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies

Library

The Marga Library collection over 23,000 volumes focus on a wide variety of subjects with an emphasis on the development in Sri Lanka from the pre-independence era up to date. A collection of CDs DVDs also available. More than 115 periodicals in printed format in a wide range of fields are available in the periodical section. Marga documents and all Marge publications are available in the library for reference. The Sri Lanka collection carries rare and hard to find books and documents related to Sri Lanka.

Marga is the main depository for the World Bank Publications.

The Library is open five days a week from Monday through Sunday except on Mercantile Holidays.

Library hours are from 9 am- 4 pm.

Contact the Marga Library:

  • Deepali Talagala, Head Library and Information Services
  • Visaka Abeysekara, Assistant Librarian
  • Sunitha Kariyapperuma, Library Assistant
  • Telephone: 011 2888790/1 ext 115 and 107
  • E-mail: library@margasrilanka.org

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