MISSION: To select, acquire, organize, preserve and make available material in print and electronic formats to serve the recreational, informational, and educational needs of the community, and to encourage people to develop an appreciation for reading and learning.
ABOUT DLIS (Dominica Library & Information Service) – Visit https://dlis.gov.dm/about-dlis to learn more.
The Dominica Library and Information Service (DLIS) is the main arm of the public sector responsible for information service delivery and the management, coordination and development of library services within the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Under the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development that Service provides to the information needs for the entire population through three major components: Public Library Services, Documentation and Research Services and Archival Services.
DLIS responsibilities and functions are built upon a foundation of library service that stretches as far back as 1843, with the establishment of Reading rooms and more formally with the opening of the first library on island “Victoria Memorial on April 4, 1902”. Public library services remained the basis for library and information provision for some time with the expanding of services through the establishment of branch libraries, mobile library services and administering and supporting library services in schools throughout Dominica.
Presently our Service focuses on information dissemination, creating and strengthen reading habits in children from an early age, promoting awareness of our documentary heritage and facilitating the development of information and computer literacy skills, with programmes and activities geared towards these goals.
Social Media presence: Currently on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dlis.dominica/ and YouTube (Dominica Library & Information Service – DLIS)Website: https://dlis.gov.dm