The Seychelles National Library operates both as a public and a national library.  It falls under the Department of Culture  in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.


To develop the Seychelles National Library as one of the country’s main information centre.


-  It provides  public library services for educational, informational and recreational needs

of all individuals, thus leading to a cultured nation.

-  It provides  national library services for the preservation and bibliographic control of the

Country's literature, for posterity and for the standardization and development of  library services

in general.


  • Acquire, maintain and make available resources covering all fields of knowledge to all.
  • Acquire, maintain and preserve a comprehensive collection of the national literary output and to provide access to information for all.
  • Provide lending, reference, referral, information technology and reprographic services.
  • Provide an adequate and conducive environment for reading, study and reference purposes.
  • Provide equal access to library resources and services to all groups within the community.
  • Promote and encourage the use of the library and its resources.
  • Encourage and support the involvement of the community in library development.
  • Develop standards for library services.
  • Act as a national bibliographic centre and to maintain the national bibliography and other bibliographies as appropriate.
  • Initiate and promote cooperation between the National Library and other libraries both locally and internationally.
  • Provide leadership and participate in the planning and development of libraries in Seychelles.
  • Provide  means for the professional development of staff.
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders to support community development