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Ministry of Education and Human Resources

Library Services

The Library Cadre Section operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources is responsible for the administration and management of school libraries (Primary, State Secondary Schools and State Colleges), documentation centers of Ministries and six public libraries situated in Rose Hill, Grand Bay, Goodlands, Rose Belle, Mahebourg and Rivière des Anguilles.

The main functions of the Library Cadre Section are:
• To advise on policies, legislation and development in the library sector.
• To ensure proper staffing of libraries including the deployment and placement of officers in the cadre.
• To control and monitor library expenditure.
• To monitor development and use of library materials.
• To plan and ensure implementation of library projects.
Public Libraries of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources:
The first library became operational in 1952 at Rose Hill. Following the popularity of the library services there and in view to serve the public at large, the library facilities have thus been extended to different places in Mauritius during the 1980’s.
Except for Rose Hill Public Library, all the libraries are situated in rural areas.
Name of Library
Address Telephone No.
1 Rose Hill Public Library Temporarily housed at Henri. Buswell Government School, Farquhar Street, Rose Hill

2 Grand Bay Public Library Royal Road, Grand Bay 263-6116

3 Goodlands Public Library School Lane, Goodlands (behind S. Jugdambi SSS)

4 Rose Belle Public Library Royal Road, Rose Belle (Education Centre Zone 3 compound)

5 Dr. Auguste Toussaint Public Library Maurice Road, Mahebourg 631-9221

6 Rivière des Anguilles Public Library Barracks Road, Rivière des Anguilles

7 Sir Leckraz Teeluck SSS Francois Mitterand Street, Central Flacq 413-2740

  Opening Hours

All the above-mentioned libraries, except for Sir Leckraz Teelock SSS, Goodlands and Grand Bay Public Library are open from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm on week days and from 9.00 am to noon on Saturdays. The opening hours are subject to change whenever there is shortage of staff.

The Grand Bay and Goodlands Public Libraries are open to the public as from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and on Saturday from 9.00 am to noon.

The Library at Sir Leckraz Teelock SSS is open to the Public, for reference purposes only, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and on Saturday from 9.00 am to noon.

Book stock

Books available are both for children and adults. The variety ranges from cartoon, fiction and non-fiction books for information, education, recreation and research.

Members can borrow these books for home reading for duration of one month.

Reference books are not allowed to be removed from the libraries since they are meant for consulting on the spot.

Membership Fees

The libraries are open to the general public for reading, lending and reference facilities against payment of a membership fee.

The annual membership fee is as follows:

    Children (below 13 years old) – Rs10.00

    Above 13 years old – Rs15.00

Our contact address is:
Library Cadre Section
Ministry of Education and Human Resources
2nd Floor, IVTB House,
Fax: 601-5299
Phone: 698-4605