General collection of books

The collection comprises books covering the various fields of knowledge. These materials are located in the Adult and Children's Lending sections where registered members can borrow them.

 

Reference collection

The collection comprises general and specific reference materials and includes books, reports, theses, newspapers, newsletters and magazines.

These materials are located in the Adult and Children Reference sections. The publications are on open shelves but for on-site consultation only.

Photocopying of parts of these materials for reference and research purposes are permitted conform to the Copyright Act 1994.


Indian Ocean Collection (IOC)

The collection comprises documents on Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Comores, Maldives  and Seychelles.
The collection is under closed-access and is located in the Adult Reference section of the main library.

 

UNESCO Collection

The collection consists of materials published by UNESCO in the following areas: culture, arts, philosophy, religion, law, politics, history and geography. Materials covering specific fields are sent to the library specialising in that area. The collection is located in the Adult Reference section of the main library.


FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) Collection

The Seychelles National Library is the national depository for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) publications which are located in the Adult Reference section of the main library.

IMO (International Maritime Organisation) Collection

The Seychelles National Library is also the national depository for IMO publications which are located in the Adult Reference Section of the main library.


ILO (International Labour Organisation) Collection

The collection consists of documents published by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The collection is located in the adult reference section of the main library.


Extension activities collection

The collection consists of books, educational games, pictures and posters. The collection is located in the Children's library and under closed-access. The following groups can have access to these materials : parents and educators.


Parents’ Collection

The Children's section in the main library holds a small collection of materials on various aspects of child development: social, physical and  educational for parents. These materials are under closed-access and are loaned to parents and educators.


Seychelles Collection
It consists of documents on Seychelles islands. Such collection is available in all the branch libraries.

 

Seselwana Collection  (The National Collection of Publications)

The Seselwana  Collection comprises publications published in Seychelles, by Seychellois authors and about Seychelles. The Collection started with the enactment of the National Library Services Act of June  2010 where by 3 copies of all publications published in Seychelles are deposited free of charge to the National Library.