• Xanana Gusmão Reading Room

    Find out why the Reading Room is a much loved community space in Dili

  • Xanana Gusmão Reading Room Museum

    Discover Timor-Leste’s historical journey and celebrate today’s art and culture

  • Xanana Gusmão Reading Room Library

    Explore our library and learn something new today

  • Dynamic Space at the Reading Room

    We host a diverse array of events at the Reading Room

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A free public library, museum and community space in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Open Hours
Monday–Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

“In 2000, the year I established the Sala Leitura Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste was still getting back on its feet in the wake of a long and violent struggle for self-determination. I wanted this little Reading Room to be a place for people, particularly the young, to rediscover a sense of purpose through books and learning. And to find hope and a sense of pride in their identity as a brave people in the newest nation of the 21st century! Come with me and explore this special place.”
Kirsty Sword Gusmão
Founder, Xanana Gusmão Reading Room

The Library

Our library at the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room is open for the public and is home to an extensive collection of books and multimedia materials. Our collections include a wide range of topics and children’s books/activities. Our library catalogue is also available to view online. Customers within the library can access free internet and learn about Timor-Leste and its history through our audio-visual selections.

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The Museum

The museum at the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room will enable you to immerse yourself in Timor-Leste’s historical journey to independence and celebrate today’s art and culture. Come visit our permanent and temporary rolling exhibitions by local and international artists. There are a diverse array of events and exhibitions happening at the museum on any given day. A fusion of art, music, culture and current affairs. Come visit us.

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The Xanana Gusmão Reading Room is a free for the public library, museum and community space in Dili, Timor-Leste. The Reading Room was opened in June of 2000 by founder Kirsty Sword-Gusmão with the goal of being a safe, open space for the community to learn and thrive- a culture that continues to be upheld today in everything that we do. Sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch with what we are doing.

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XGRR - BEBETEKA, 03 Agostu 2020

Ohin alin sira husi Escola Ensino Basico Esperanca da Patria ho Camea Sentru - Becora mai lee livru iha BEBEBTEKA. Hafoin lee livru, ami nian kolega Estajiado/a sira husi Grace for Development (GFD) ba Departamento English ne'ebe daudaun ne'e halao hela estajiu iha ami nian fatin, hanorin alin sira ho english baziku kona ba sura Numerasaun no lee Alfabetu iha lian english.

Hafoin ramata sesaun, fasilitadora fo TPC ba alin sira kona ba hakerek animal domestika sira nia naran iha lian english no promete ba sira ida - idak sei mai aprezenta fila fali nia TPC ba fasilitadora iha loron tuir mai.
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Loron Daruak ba Sesaun Treinamentu Kona ba Monitorizasaun no Avaliasaun, Ne'ebe Fasilta Husi Ekipa Forum ONG Timor Leste (FONGTIL). Partisipantes ba Treinamentu Ne'e Mai Husi Grupu Joven Youth Community Care (YCC), Juventude no Estudantes Universitariu Sira Husi Universidade Oin - Oin Iha Dili Laran. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eventu loron mundiál amizade iha Sala Leitura.
30/07/2020
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AVIZU – TAKA TEMPORÁRIU (31 Jullu 2020)
Ami hakarak hato'o ba públiku no maluk kliente sira tomak katak Sala Leitura Xanana Gusmão sei taka temporáriamente iha loron Sesta, 31 Jullu 2020 tanba feriadu ba loron Idul Adha tuir kalendáriu governu nian.
"Ami hato’o Feliz Idul Adha ba maluk muzulmanu sira iha Rai Doben Timor-Leste no iha mundu tomak".

Sala Leitura Xanana Gusmão sei loke fali hanesan bainbain iha loron tuir mai. Obrigadu wain ba komprensaun!
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