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Library

Merewalesi Vueti

Merewalesi Vueti

Position

Director – Library Services of Fiji

Vision

 Quality Education Access for Improved Student Outcomes.

Mission

To ensure safe and improved education access for all children through the provision and maintenance of school infrastructure facilities and resources; stringent and prudent financial and project management practice for compliance and good governance; and through safe and sustainable disaster risk management practices.

Bula, Namaste and Welcome to Library Services of Fiji.

The Department’s core role is to provide strategic directions to the development of School libraries, public libraries and community libraries and does not limit itself from offering assistance to special libraries who might need assistance in the establishment of their libraries, especially in terms of cataloguing processes and proper organization of libraries.

 In its 54th year of existence, the department has over the years evolved into a dynamic service provider that connects people to knowledge and information. This year has seen the department embarking into new policy direction and initiatives that will drive school libraries, public and community libraries to greater heights, hence the inclusion of Library automation in 2016 have boosted the accessibility of information in public, school and community libraries around the county. Since its inception the Department has been working tirelessly to input 100,000 + data that needs to be catalogued into the system to allow citizens to search for the information available in any library near them. Making it easier to search for information on our OPAC system. Although this is a mammoth tasks the Department is working hard to ensure that these will be accessible to the Public on the 1st May of 2019. This however will allow the Citizen of Fiji to browse the catalogue and understand the holding of the department and also have access to online resources and e-books that our libraries have to offer.

In addition to the new initiative that the Ministry will embark on, Library Services is adamant that it will provide a platform for their users and schools to browse the world at their fingertips with all their online resources encouraging Library users to get connected to knowledge, thus strengthening the creation of a knowledgeable Fiji.

Developments of School libraries has been our core role, supporting the enhancement of literacy in schools and promoting reading and libraries. To all schools (Including ECCE, Special, Primary and Secondary) please check with any of our branch near you for assistance that your school may need.

In terms of strengthening partnership, the Department has an American Corner established at our Western Regional Library in our Lautoka branch, our Lautoka branch have collection published about America, soon our Suva office will be opening the China Corner to promote their culture and language and all their literature and books published about China.

To our viewer’s, in-order not to miss out on the great opportunity ahead now is the time to get registered and become members at any of our branch libraries near you to allow access to the world of knowledge! Membership at any of our Branch library is absolutely Free of Charge

Last but not least we also support the establishment of Community Libraries in Communities, for further information please do not hesitate to contact any of our branch near you.

WESTERN REGIONAL LIBRARY

Location : 270 Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka                                    Contacts  Ph. 6660091 

Opening Hours                                                                                                     Fax 6668195

Monday – Friday : 8.30am to  5.00pm

Saturday:               9.00am to 12.00pm  

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

                                 

TAVUA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Location :Top Floor, Government Building, Tavua                   Contacts   Ph. 6680610

Opening Hours                                                                                                     Fax  6680662

Monday – Thursday : 8.00am to  4.30pm

Friday :                         8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays

RAKIRAKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Location : Kalaveti House, Main Street, Rakiraki.                                   Contacts   Ph. 6693676 

Opening Hours                                                                                                                  Fax 6693676

Monday – Thursday : 8.00am to  4.30pm

Firday:                          8.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday:               9.00am to 12.00pm  

Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays