Opening Hours

Saturdays - Thursdays
Children's Multimedia Library | 10:15 - 15:30
National Library | 09:15 - 17:30


Use our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to search books available in the library. Members may renew their loans or reserve books.


Browse our downloads section. Available downloads include national bibliography, forms, newsletter etc.

Book Donation


National Library received a generous donation from Asia Foundation on 17 September 2018. The donation includes fiction and nonfiction books. This donation is mandated to distribute among public libraries in the atolls.

Asia Foundation Book Donation

Blind Date with a Book


The “Blind Date with a Book”, the display was exhibited from 9 to 13 September 2018. A selection of best 20 fiction books was chosen from our collection and this was a big hit among the youngsters. Polka dots theme display caught many eyes through social media and also astonished the daily customers. It can be a fun way to discover something new or read outside the comfort zone.


IUM Book Fair


Book Fair of IUM “IQRA” was held from 9 to 10 July 2018 at the Islamic University of Maldives. National Library had a reading corner at the fair. The aim of the book fair was to develop awareness in students of the importance of books and other resources as a means of recording and sharing human achievements, failures, and aspirations.


Book Launching


Launching of the book “Addu Radhun” by Ahmed Zahir was held at the National Art Gallery Hall on the 21 June 2018. The book is a historical account of “United Suvadive Republic” and it narrates the infamous story of the southern separatist movement from the eyes of its leader, Abdulla Afeef.


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