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The MCCV Library

The MCCV Library at the Maltese Centre in Parkville was recently refurbished with funds kindly donated to the MCCV by the Newport Maltese Association. The MCCV President, Mr Victor Borg, officially re-opened the library in October 2001 and Mgr Joseph Grech, Bishop of Sandhurst, blessed it. The re-fitting included new shelving, floor tiling, blinds, light fittings, glass book cases, table, chairs and desk. Originally opened in early 1985, the library houses about a thousand books and is considered to be one of the largest collections of Maltese publications in the southern hemisphere.

The Library has also a computer where all books are recorded using the International Dewey System. All books and other library items are individually marked using this system

Except for rare books and reference books, all books and tapes may be borrowed. To borrow books one needs to obtain a membership card, which serves as Proof of Identity. A borrower must produce a valid Driver's Licence, or similar proof of identity, to obtain a membership card. Books may be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks. Where an extension is required, one may obtain an extension by phoning the Maltese Centre. If the books are not returned on time, a fine is imposed on the borrower for the late return.

As at the end of January 2002, the library has a total of 50 members and about 200 books have been borrowed. The MCCV library is open on Thursdays, from 10.00 am till 12.00 noon, and Fridays, from 6.00 pm till 9.00 pm, or by appointment. The contact phone number is 9387 8922. The MCCV Vice-President, Mr Guy Deguara, and Public Relations Officer, Charles Belli, run the library.

Books on Wheels: The MCCV is looking for volunteers to distribute books, videos and other reading material to our elderly people who are unable to travel to the Library at Parkville. Those interested may contact the Centre on 9387 8922 during office hours and leave a message for Charles Belli, or E-Mail to Charles@charbell.com.

List of Books in the MCCV Library

The following are some of the books in the MCCV Library:

A Concise History of Malta

Andrea De Bono, Maltese Explorer on the White Nile (1848-65)

Birds of Malta

Dizzjunarju ta'Termini Letterarji

Drawwiet u Tradizzjonijiet Maltin

Fortress: Architecture & Military History in Malta (2nd Ed)

Fortresses of the Knights

Gharfien il-Pjanti

Giovanni Battista Vertova. Diplomacy, Warfare and Military Engineer

Guide to the National Library of Malta

History of the British Possessions in the Mediterranean

Honourable People: stories of Maltese politics

Il-Gardinagg Malti

Il-Hbit mill-Ajru fuq ir-Rotunda tal-Mosta

Il-Hut fl-ibhra Maltin

Il-Kitba tal-Malti sa l-1870

Il-Klabbs Maltin tal-Futbol, Vol 3

Il-Ktieb tar-Rih u l-Fiuri

Il-Misteru tal-Lazzarett

Introducing Social Studies - A Maltese Reader

Is-Sigar Maltin - L-uzu u l-importanza

It-Trejdunjonizmu f Malta Vol IV

Ix-Xandir f'Malta, Kullana Kulturaii No 25

Kif Ghedtlek, Wenz

Kollu tort tan-Nannu

La Bidu, La Tmiem - 1599

La Litterature Maltaise depuis l'Independence

L-Edukazzjoni f'Malta PIN Kollezzjoni, No 20

L-Istorija ta' l-Opra f'Malta

L-istorja tal Poezija Maltija

ll-Qilla tai-Gwerra fuq Ghawdex 1940-1943

Malta, Island of Christian Heroes: Life in Malta in the early 17th century

Malta: A Collection of Tales and Narratives

Mediterranean Sea Fishes (Central Region)

Palace of the Grand Masters in Valletta

Snajja'u xoghol il-Maltin

Society and the Inquisition in Early Modern Malta

Splendour of Malta

The Lateen-Rigged Maltese Brigantine

The Maltese Islands on the Move

The Rise and Fail of Abate Giuseppe Vella

Values of Women and Men in the Maltese Islands

When War Broke Out

Zmien il-Kavailieri f'Malta 1530-1798

Other books of Reference which are too numerous to list them all here.


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