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The home of Rwanda’s past, present and future archives and your one stop centre for information about the country’s libraries.
The Rwanda Archives and Library Services Authority (RALSA) is an important source of learning about Rwandan culture, history and society through archives and libraries. Our mission is to safeguard, preserve and share the historical records of Rwanda.
We also manage Rwanda’s public libraries. Here you can find information about the records held by the RALSA, which were gathered from across Rwanda and date back to the 1930s. We also collect archival documents, preserve them through digitisation and make them accessible in libraries across the country and online.
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Rwanda’s third annual Book and Reading Festival has kicked off today with the launch of a community library in Rulindo, Northern Province. Themed ‘Literacy for Self-Reliance’, the festival aims to promote a reading and writing culture, raise awareness about the role of libraries, and calls upon parents to instil a reading culture into their … Continued
The Ministry of Sports and Culture through the Rwanda Library Services and its partners organised the Book and Reading Festival 2015. The theme of the festival was “Literacy for Self-Reliance”, or Dusome Duharanira kwigira in Kinyarwanda. The festival took place from 16-20 February 2015. The main purpose of the Book and Reading Festival was to promote and … Continued
Rwanda has joined the rest of the world this September 8th, 2014 in celebrating International Literacy Day. As promoters of literacy, Rwanda Library Services in partnership with Save the Children organized reading promotion activities at the library on 8th September 2014 and attended the Rwanda Reads General Assembly. 8th September 2014 Planned Activities: From 10:00am … Continued
16.02.2015 Rwanda’s third annual Book and Reading Festival has kicked off today with the launch of a community library in Rulindo, Northern Province. Themed ‘Literacy for Self-Reliance’, the festival aims to promote a reading and writing culture, raise awareness about the role of libraries, and calls upon parents to instill a reading culture into their … Continued