Administratively, the Archives form part of the portfolio of the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence. It is a unit of the Library and Information Service, and is administered by the Chief Librarian.

The Archives acquire permanent records of enduring value which have been created in the course of public and private affairs.


To Conserve and preserve the historical and documentary heritage of the nation and make it accessible for use.


To ensure that the Dominica population is educated regarding the importance of the Nation’s documentary and historical heritage.