About Us

The University Central Library is an amalgamation of the Faculty of Education Library and Faculty of Shar’ah and Law library. It is the main focal point of all MNU libraries.

The library is the primary academic information resource for the Maldives National University. It contributes directly to the University’s commitment to teaching, research and the development of new knowledge.

You are eligible for library services if you are a staff or a student of MNU (alumni or current) or with special permissions from librarian.

We have 8 libraries including faculties and campus libraries.

Opening Hours

Sunday to Wednesday
    08:00 to 20:00
    Thursday 08:00 to 18:00
    Saturday 08:00 16:00

Social Info

How to Join Us?

Register to MNU Library via

Online registration: www.mnu.edu.mv/opac or

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