Erickson Public Library and Museum

Erickson Public Library and Museum Summary Information



Inagua has had a library in operation since 1849. However, service was intermittent, due to lack of
financial support.  In the 1926 Commissioner's report it is stated that the library "was established in 1854".
Inagua Reading room & library.  The library was located over the Commissioners office at least from the
late 1800s or early 1900s.  Miss Delores Symonette was the librarian from 1955 to 1987.  Other librarians were:
Ms Bertha Bethell who was present in 1926; Ms Gladys Alexander who resigned in 1948; and Ms Dorothy Steele
who was appointed in 1948.  
The present library was constructed and donated to the island of Inagua by Morton Bahamas Limited, and was
dedicated on August 6, 1995.  The librarian at that time was Ms Elsa Harris.       

During the tenure of Ms Alexander the library was visited by the then Royal Governor, Duke of Windsor and

his wife.  He was very fascinated to see pictures of his ancestors at the library.  She recalls that the most popular

books at the time were "Land of the Pink Pearl", "Pilgrims Progress" and "The Titanic".



Location and Directions

Gregory and Kortwright Street



Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm



Library Statistics


Picture Gallery



Membership: Adults $5.00 Students $2.00




Book Loans
Research Materials
Internet Services
Computer Use
Fax services
Reading/Sitting Area
Children's Area 



Veda Palacious - Library Supervisor

Donnita Simmons- Library Clerk
Shakara Ferguson - Library Clerk
Lareshia Charlton- Library Clerk

Other Departments


Library Contacts

Phone: 242-339-1863  Fax: 242-339-1063



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