The Audiovisual collection of the National Library comprises of non-print materials such as audio-cassettes, video tapes, CDs, VCDs, DVDs, CD ROMs, discs and vinyls. These audiovisual materials cover a wide range of subjects such as educational programs produced by the Mauritius College of the Air, séga music and dance, Bhojpuri music and dance, religious music and songs, theatre, history and IMF, EU and UN publications. Users can access the Audiovisual Collection in the Search Room of the National Library.
The National Library acquires local audiovisual materials mainly through legal deposit regulations. Any producer of non-print material such as microfilms, sound or visual recordings, multimedia kits, published scripts of plays that are publicly performed or publicly offered for sale, shall deposit with the director six copies of the material within thirty days of the day on which such material was publicly performed or offered for sale.
The Audiovisual Collection of the National Library consists of some 8,949 non-print materials :
Audio Tapes : 1,118
Video Tapes : 3,177
CD/VCD/CD-ROM/DVD : 4,654
Total, as at August 2013 : 8,949
Local Audiovisual Production