National Library Service of Barbados
The National Library Service of Barbados is the government supported public-library service in the nation of Barbados. Headquartered in the capital-city Bridgetown, the main branch is found on Coleridge Street. It was first established in 1906 by a grant donated by Scottish-American philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.
The main branch on Coleridge Street is a coral-stone building, built in the style of the English Renaissance. The library holds and preserves in both print and non-print formats an impressive collection of Barbadiana dating back to the 18th Century. The library in Bridgetown and other seven branches across the island offer registered membership to all Barbadians and visitors.
The National Library Service is governed under the purview of the Prime Minister's Office.
Hours of Operation
The National Library Service of Barbados, Bridgetown Branch is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Sundays.
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