Sierra Leone - Libraries and museums
The library of Fourah Bay College, founded in 1827 has 200,000 volumes. Public collections are maintained in 10 cities and towns by the Sierra Leone Library Board. The main collection in Freetown holds 80,000 volumes. The American Cultural Center and the British Council both maintain small collections. The Sierra Leone National Museum contains documents concerning Sierra Leone and its history and various works of sculpture, especially Nomolis stone fetishes representing seated figures of unknown origin that have been found in the Mende areas.