Timings : Monday to Saturday – 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Sundays – Closed
Time Required : 1-2 hours
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Located at the Centre of Curepipe, the Carnegie Library facilitates access to a vast range of books and periodicals. They aim to offer easy and equal access to all its existing facilities and services for education, research, culture, information or just for leisure purposes. With a neoclassical building, the library has been working in collaboration with the National Library of Mauritius, Central Culturel Africain, Institut de Maurice, National Archives of Mauritius and several other Municipality Boards to promote reading among the public.
The Carnegie Library has its own Curepipe Carnegie Library Act, amended on October 2014, the only municipal library under the local authorities for the matter. The library is famous all over the world for its collection of original letters of renowned historical personalities like Matthew Flinders, Mahe de Labourdonnais, old documents and manuscripts dating back to the 17th and 18th century. It also houses some rare and ancient collections known as ‘D’Epinay’ and ‘Rouillard’. Almost all the publications are in either French or English except few, which are in oriental languages.
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