Library and Information center of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau is the national focal point for the dissemination of Geology, Mining & Mineral information and provide a different type of service to the community in the country and all over the world. The Mineralogical Survey of Ceylon originally conceive under the colonial rule with the appointment of Dr. Ananda kentish coomaraswami in 1903 develops as present Geological Survey & Mines Bureau. Although library service was not established in the early, but official chad by Denial during 1907-1908. During the Mr. Denial’s period few of the latest books and papers written by eminent scientists on geology & mineralogy have been added to the mineral survey library. Since then it now has a modest collection over 5000 books and about 48 journal title covering the Geology, Petrology, Introduction mineral, Geophysics, Geo chemistry, Analytical chemistry as well as general subject Tent books.


To be a leading research library, providing global access to information using innovative strategies to drive intellectual exchange and the creating of knowledge.


The GSMB library and information center mission is collecting, Preserving, and providing access to the best scholarly and and educational resources; providing high quality, innovative services; and creating a welcoming and comfortable physical environment.


  • Collecting, compiling, retrieving and disseminating information relate it to our research for the benefit of GSMB research staff and other interested parties.
  • Developing well balanced and relevant information collection.
  • Providing access to information in all formats national & internationally

Computer use and Scanning

All users must obtain permission of the library staff to use library computer & scanner

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Help Desk

If you need any assistance in finding a book, or resetting your Password for this website, please contact me or my assistant at +94112886830 or xxxx@gsmb.lk I am in the Library Monday-Friday during normal working hours, and look forward to helping you in any way that I can. If you just want to browse, you can do it without login

Miss Poojanie N. Amarasooriya


Miss. H.N.K. Malee

Assistant Librarian

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Double Side (A4) Rs. 6/=
Single Side (A3) Rs. 10/=
Double Side (A3) Rs. 20/=
*Photocopying compiles with the Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003 in Sri Lanka

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