About Us

At The Maldives National University (MNU), the library serves as the cornerstone of academic knowledge dissemination, supporting students, faculty, and researchers in their educational and research endeavors. The library offers a wide range of resources, including books, periodicals, databases, and multimedia materials in various fields such as Education, Shari’ah and Law, and more. Knowledgeable librarians are available to assist users in finding the information they need.

In addition to traditional library resources, the facility provides modern amenities like quiet study spaces, computer stations, and online resources accessible from anywhere. The goal is to create an environment conducive to academic and research pursuits.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or alumnus of MNU, you have access to the library’s services. If you need special permissions or have questions, the dedicated librarian is ready to assist.

The library network of MNU comprises eight libraries strategically located across the Maldives, ensuring accessibility to a broad range of users throughout the nation. It’s a hub for knowledge, promoting academic excellence, research, and lifelong learning.

The Maldives National University Library eagerly anticipates the honor and privilege of supporting you and being an integral part of your academic and intellectual journey. Discover the multitude of opportunities that lie within these walls as we embark together on an educational adventure where curiosity knows no bounds and the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong endeavor.


Central / Health / Business Library
Sun – Thurs  08:00 – 22:00
Sat – 08:00 – 16:00

Maritime Library
Sun – Thurs  08:00 – 14:00

Thinadhoo / Kulhudhuffushi / Hithadhoo Library
Sun – Wed  08:00 – 20:00
Thurs – 08:00 – 18:00
Sat – 08:00 – 14:00


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How to Join Us?

Register to MNU Library via

For Online registration Click Here!

Via Registration Form by visiting any MNU Library

To Borrow
Overdue Fines
Lost Items
  • Obtain your student card (Student ID) from the Student Services.

  • Register at your respective Faculty/Centre Library. Please visit mnu.edu.mv/opac to register online.

  • Upon registration, you will receive a user name and password for accessing the libraries OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)

Please note that all material returned after the due date attracts an overdue fine. To avoid overdue fines please return the items on or before the due date stamped on the item.

Borrower loan duration are as follows:-

General Loan
Academic Staff, PHD students & Council members can borrow 20 books for a semester.
Part-time lecturers can borrow 10 books for a semester.
Postgraduate and undergraduate students can borrow 10 books for 4 weeks.
Diploma level, administrative staff, and Alumni members can borrow books for 4 weeks.

Short Loan
Short loans are issued for 3 days for all the registered members

Restricted Loan
Restricted loans are issued for 3 hours for all the registered members

Closed Reserve
Closed reserve items are issued for 3 hours to be used within the Libraries for all the registered members

The library has a fines system for overdue items to ensure resources are available for all students.
Please note that the library is under no obligation to send reminder notices either by phone, e-mail or post.
Any borrower failing to return or renew borrowed library material by the due date shall be liable to pay a fine calculated on the following basis.

Type of Loan Fine amount
General Library MRF 2.00 per day for the first 5 days and MRF 3.00per day afterward
short loan (SL) / CDs MRF 3.00 per day for the first 2 days and MRF 5.00 per day afterward
Restricted loan (RL) & Closed Reserve (CR) MRF 3.00 per hour

Fines are calculated from the due date/time including holidays.
Please return library material on time to avoid overdue fines.

If a book is overdue for 40 days, the loaned book is considered as lost.

For lost books you need to pay the replacement cost, penalty for losing and overdue charges.

Our Collection Includes

Physical Items
Journal Articles