About Palau Public Library
Known as "Paradise of the Pacific," Palau, one of the world's newest sovereign states, is a small and beautiful island in the Pacific Ocean. With its official languages of English and Palauan, as well as several unofficial languages, Palau places great value on education and literacy, values upheld by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Palau Community College, and the Palau Public Library.
With strong ties to both the MOE and the Palau Community College, the Palau Public Library, located in the town of Koror, serves a diverse group of patrons, including the entire Palau population as well as tourists. The Palau Public Library's diverse collection of 11,000 books also includes a special Micronesia-Pacific Collection.
The Palau Public Library is to serve as a gateway for lifelong learning and easy access to a wide range of information resources and to ensure the residents of Palau will be successful, literate and resourceful in the Palauan society and the world.
The Palau Public Library offers over 11,000 books on a wide range of topics. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction, reference materials, and children's books.
Magazines and Newspapers
- General Periodicals Collection:
- Ladies Home Journal
- National Geographic
- Sports Illustrated
- U.S. News and World Report
- Local Newspapers:
- Island Times
- Palau Horizon
- Tia Belau
The Palau Public Library includes a separate area for children's materials. This section contains excellent books for children that can be checked out.
Micronesia-Pacific Reference Collection
This unique collection contains materials related to Micronesia and the Pacific Islands. The collection includes a limited number of journals and reports about Micronesia. Items in this collection do not circulate.