History of MNUL

MNUL came to existence with the centralization of all libraries in Maldives College of Higher Education (presently known as Maldives National University, MNU) in April 11, 2005.


2002 First journal database, HINARI, was subscribed by FHS library. After centralization of the libraries in 2005, this database is regularly subscribed to and is accessible to the entire MNU (MCHE) community
Apr 2005 All libraries were centralized. Upon centralization, in order to standardize the procedures of the library, Browne Pocket system was used to provide circulation
Nov 2005 Relocation of Faculty of Health Sciences Library to it’s current location
Jul 2006 Security of the library collection has been strengthened with the introduction of the security gates in all main MNU (MCHE) Libraries, including BL, CL, & HL
Apr 2006 ABI/Inform database was subscribed for one year
Nov 2006 Liberty3, Integrated Library Management Software was installed
2007 EBSCO, a multidisciplinary journal database was subscribed
Jan 2007 Started using Liberty3, Integrated Library Management Systems
Nov 2007 Central library (previously hosted in the Jamaaludheen complex) was moved to the Central Library building. Engineering Library (previously housed in the FET building) was also moved to the Central Library building. Since then, we no longer have a separate Engineering Library
Dec 2008 National Law Library was  was amalgamated to the MNU (MCHE) Central Library as the “National Law Collection”. With this, four library staff joined the MNU (MCHE) Library Team
2009 Lexis.Nexis database was subscribed to cater for the law professionals
2010 The library started providing scheduled information literacy sessions for the users. The sessions include: Searching techniques for the library databases HINARI, EBSCO, & Lexis Nexis, Searching techniques for the library Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Feb 2011 Maldives College of Higher Education became the Maldives National University
2015 Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism collection which was previously located in the Business Library, was transferred to Central Library