We have a collection of about 50,000 books and periodicals - mainly
in English and French. Being a public library, our members have
access to a wide variety of subjects.
Application forms and full details are available upon request at
our Information Desk. Membership is free and open to all residents
of Mauritius. Applicants must be at least 14 years old.
Two items may be borrowed by a library member for a period not exceeding
four weeks. Items may be renewed up to three times. Fines are applicable
for late returns.
Our stock consists of dictionaries, encyclopedias and non-fiction
books. We also provide access to information files for students
undertaking research on topics such as environment, IT, regional
cooperation, etc. We keep critical studies on English and French
literature for secondary school students as well as past exam papers
with worked solutions. Reference materials are for on-spot consultation.
Photocopy services are available.
Although the Reference Section is open to the public, student library
members have priority access to information files, critical studies
and past exam papers.
Different newspapers (L'Express, Le Mauricien, Week-End, Le Défi,
5-Plus, Mauritius Times, etc.) are kept in the municipal Archives.
Requests for older issues of local newspapers are dealt with by
Reference staff. Requests are processed normally within 24 hours.
If you need to find books published in Mauritius or by local authors,
we have a Mauritiana collection which might help you. Mauritiana
books are kept in the Archives section and requests are processed
within 24 hours.
Our current stock consists of more than 1,000 audiovisual items
- audio and video cassettes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, VCDs. Although we lay
emphasis on educational materials, we also offer light fiction.
Membership is open to library members only. Membership costs consist
of a refundable deposit of Rs 300.00 and an annual fee of Rs 200.00.
Members have access to videocassettes, audio tapes, CD-ROMs, VCDs
Situated in the Louis Léchelle building, La Poudrière
Street, the Junior Library has 5000 members and an estimated stock
of 20,000 books in French and English. Each member may borrow only
one book at a time for a period of four weeks, after which fines
Application forms are available directly from the circulation desk
of the children's library. Membership is free but open to children
aged 5 to 14 residing in Port-Louis only. A proof of address will
Mobile Library Service
We have two mobile vehicles for 22 service points located in areas
of Port-Louis deprived of library facilities. Usually, each site
is visited by a vehicle on a fortnightly basis. 3000 children of
age 5-14 years old have access to the municipal mobile library service.
Membership forms are available from staff on the mobile vans.
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