Samoa Public Library

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The Samoa Public Library, also known as the Nelson Memorial Public Library, is the main public library in Samoa.

The library is situated in the capital Apia on the island of Upolu,[1] and is also sometimes referred to as Apia Library.

The library was set up in 1956 with the current building on Beach Road officially opened in 1960. Funding for the building was received from the Samoa government, New Zealand and the family of patriot, Mau leader and businessman Olaf Frederick Nelson. The library is named in Nelson's honour.[1]

Library services in Samoa are administered by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture.[2]

Savai'i branch[edit]

Savai'i Public Library is the only branch of the central library, situated in Salelologa on the island of Savai'i.


  1. ^ a b "History of Libraries in Samoa". Library Association of Samoa. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Public Library". Samoa Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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