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Children's Multimedia Library | 12:00 - 15:00
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Welcome 2021


Assalam Alikum

It’s been a tough year, and few of us will be sorry to say goodbye to 2020. During the pandemic the library focus on keeping the community connected and informed. Moreover, we make sure our customers had plenty of reading materials and activities for the hours at home.

As we tiptoe into 2021, our focus shifts to preparing for change, hence post-pandemic Maldives will probably not be the same as before. To help us be change-ready, we will be encouraging the community to Stay Curious... to make learning a lifestyle so that we remain creative and adaptable.

Wishing your health, prosperity, new adventures, and a bit of normalcy in 2021!

Resuming Services on New Normal


We have resumed our services from January 2021 with new safety measures in place. Some of our services have slightly changed to ensure we are complying with safety measures.

We are complying fully with the HPA guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19 and the safety of our customers and staff remain as our top priority.

New Normal Services

Children's Multimedia Services

The Children’s Multimedia Library (CML) services which were suspended due to Covid-19 crisis have been temporarily resumed at the National Library (Museum Building A) starting from 10 January 2021.

Service would be given on Sat, Sun, Tue and Thu from 12:00 to 15:00.

Group Study Room

"Kiyvathi" group study room has been established at the National Library for group studies and discussion for maximum of 6 customers at a time.

This is a segment of developing our services to provide the community with space for researches and students.

Makerspace Program


Launched at National Library on 14th January 2021

Makerspace program was launched at National Library on 14th January 2021. During this ceremony National Library signed an MOU with to conduct makerspace programs.

A makerspace is a place that provides creative time and space for people of all ages to build prototypes, explore questions, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something together. Makerspace program enhances creativity, innovation, and different skills.

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