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The Library Cadre Section operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology is responsible for the administration and management of school libraries (Primary, State Secondary Schools and State Colleges), documentation centres 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. To ensure optimum use of library resources through the organization of activities. Public Libraries of the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology: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 LibraryAddressTelephone No.1Rose Hill Public LibraryTemporarily housed at Henry Buswell Government School, Farquhar Street, Rose Hill454-36022Grand Bay Public LibraryRoyal Road, Grand Bay263-61163Goodlands Public LibrarySchool Lane, Goodlands (behind S. Jugdambi SSS)283-85774Rose Belle Public LibraryRoyal Road, Rose Belle (Education Centre Zone 3 compound)627-40305Dr. Auguste Toussaint Public LibraryMaurice Road, Mahebourg631-92216Rivière des Anguilles Public LibraryBarracks Road, Rivière des Anguilles626 1115 Opening Hours All the above-mentioned libraries are open as from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on week days and on Saturday as from 9.00 am to noon. The opening hours of these libraries are subject to change whenever there is shortage of staff. 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, Tertiary Education, Science and Technolgy 10th Floor, NPF Building, Rose Hill Fax : 464-1271 Phone : 464-1271
All the above-mentioned libraries are open as from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on week days and on Saturday as from 9.00 am to noon.
The opening hours of these libraries are subject to change whenever there is shortage of staff.