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Newspaper Collection


Newspaper Collection
The collection of newspapers dating back to 1777, consists of bound volumes, parcels and microfilms. The retrospective collection of newspapers consists of some 220 titles and is extensively being used for research purposes. Some of the rare and valuable collection of newspapers available at the National Library are :
 
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Title
Period
01
Advance
1940 – 1984
02
Arya Vir / Arya Vir & Jagriti
1929 - 1950
03
Commercial Gazette
1850 - 1897
04
Hindustani
1909 - 1913
05
L’Express
1963 – to date
06
L’Oeuvre
1942 – 1950
07
La Balance
1832 – 1835
08
La Sentinelle de Maurice
1843 - 1888
09
La Vie Catholique
1930 - 2012
10
Le Cerneen
1832 - 1981
11
Le Mauricien
1833 -1863
1908 – to date
12
Le Progres Coloniale
1864 - 1895
13
Mauritius Times
1954 – to date
14
Week-end
1965 – to date
 
  
 
                                1st Issue of Gazette de L’Isle de France, 2 Jan. 1811
 
 
 

                                                       1st Issue of La Balance, 2 Apr. 1832
 
Some 20 current newspaper titles are deposited at the National Library by local printers through the legal deposit system. The recent issues of these newspapers are displayed in the Search Room for users to read.
Latest issues of newspapers displayed in the Search Room are as follows:
1.    5-Plus
2.    Chinese Daily News
3.    Hua Sheng Bao
4.    L’Ekip Sport
5.    L’Express
6.     L’Express Rodrigues
7.    L’Hebdo/ Le Dimanche
8.    Le Capital
9.    Le Citoyen
10. Le Defi Quotidien
11. Le Defi-Plus
12. Le Matinal
13.  Le Matinal Turf
14.  Le Mauricien
15.  Le Quotidien
16.  Le Rodriguais Autonome
17.  Le Socialiste
18.  Mauritius Times
19.  News on Sunday
20.  Star
21.  Sunday Times
22.  Weekend