MNU Library holds both physical and Online collections.

Physical Collection
MNUL library hold a physical collection of more than 100,000 books and CD’s. We have a multiple disciplinary collection, including, but not limited to:

Allied health
Computer Science
Library Science
Maritime Studies
Hospitality & Tourism
History & Geography
Media & Communication
Islamic Studies
Maldivian Literature
Maldivian History


In addition to the physical collection, MNUL also have subscriptions to the Journals & Ebook databases.








EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Some of the databases include:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • Legal Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • GreenFILE
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • Business Source Complete, etc.





HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Some of the databases include:

  • African Journals Online
  • BLDS Index to Development Studies
  • Directory of Open Access Journals Search
  • Environmental Issues & Policy Index
  • General Case Digest
  • Google Scholar
  • Halsbury’s Laws Index
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • UK Journals Index
  • Web of Knowledge Special Edition – Current Contents, etc.


logo-lexisnexisLexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. Some of the databases include:

  • All England Law Reports
  • Australian Journal of Corporate Law
  • Australian Legislation
  • Australian Property Law Journal
  • Media & Arts Law Review
  • Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
  • The Cambridge Law Journal
  • UK Legislation, etc.

OARE : Research in the Environment

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with major publishers. The programme enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research

  • Biotechnology, genetics & genetically modified species
  • Botany, plant biodiversity & plant sciences
  • Environmental law, policy & planning
  • Ecology & wildlife conservation
  • Climatology, climate change & Metrology
  • Natural disasters, prediction & prevention
  • And MANY more

ARDI : Research for Innovation
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Botanical sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Natural History
  • And MANY More

AGORA : Research for Agriculture

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a programme to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries

  • Agriculture
  • Food science
  • Nutrition
  • Forests & forestry
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Pest Control
  • And MANY More


Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme providing free or low-cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world.

  • Business Management
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law, Policy and Planning
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law and Human Rights
  • Philosophy, Religion and Humanities
  • Politics, Political Science & Government
  • Property and Land Use