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
||Rose Hill Public Library
||Temporarily housed at Henri. Buswell Government School, Farquhar Street, Rose Hill
||Grand Bay Public Library
||Royal Road, Grand Bay
||Goodlands Public Library
||School Lane, Goodlands (behind S. Jugdambi SSS)
||Rose Belle Public Library
||Royal Road, Rose Belle (Education Centre Zone 3 compound)
||Dr. Auguste Toussaint Public Library
||Maurice Road, Mahebourg
||Rivière des Anguilles Public Library
||Barracks Road, Rivière des Anguilles
||Sir Leckraz Teeluck SSS
||Francois Mitterand Street, Central Flacq
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
(below 13 years old) – Rs10.00
13 years old – Rs15.00
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