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The Clodagh Nethsingha Library is located at Adamantane House, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon Head Quarters, Rajagiriya. This is a special library where prominence is on chemical literature, and caters particularly to those following courses conducted by the College and the Institute.

The library came to existence in 1981 as a small reading area at the CISIR Library. After passing several milestones the library was established the new Headquarters in 2005. The library is named after the late Ms.Clodagh Nethsinghe , the first Chairperson of the Library Committee as well as prominent figure in the library field in Sri Lanka. The Institute library has developed the resources, services and other infrastructure facilitate the efficient services to the students and the staff. The library recently automated using koha library management system. Accessing bibliographical data of reading materials in the library is providing through the online catalogue. Circulation System also changed manual to electronic method.


  • The Text Books in Chemistry & Chemistry related subjects
  • Periodicals (Periodicals are only available for reference purposes)
  • Monographs & other publications of the Institute of Chemistry
  • Past question papers of the GIC & DLTC (question papers are digitalized)
  • Seminar & Workshop reports
  • Dissertations (submitted for GIC Examination)

Other Facilities              

  • Photocopying service
  • Spiral binding
  • Internet facilities

Opening  hours

The Library will be open on all seven days of the week.

Monday, Tuesday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Wednesday, Sunday 8.00 am to 6.15 pm.

Contact Details

Chief Librarian: Ms.I.Hendavitharana

Deputy Librarian:Mr.N.M.Waidyasuriya

Assistant Librarian:Mr.N.Mahindasiri

Email : ichemclibrary@gmail.com

Clodagh Nethsingha Library
Admantane House,341/22,Kotte Road,Rajagiriya,Sri Lanka.Tele: +94 11 2861231/Fax: +94 11 2861653