National Library and Information Services


National Library and Information Services was established in 1999. Its main role is to unite the public libraries in New Providence and the Family Islands into one modern, automated system offering quality, standardized services in all islands.


To provide ready access to quality resources and services for all persons throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in order to meet their intellectual, information and cultural needs; and to promote a spirit of sharing, cooperation and commitment to quality services among all stakeholders.


To access a library system with a full complement of staff, possessing skills and competencies to meet the information and technological age of the 21st century.

Our motto is "Quality staff and service are hallmarks of good public libraries."


Users have access to the following:

    • Book loans and other library materials
    • Inter-library loans
    • Children's programmes
    • Research tools
    • Newspapers and periodicals
    • Bahamian and West Indian materials
    • Internet services
    • Photocopying
    • Audio-visual equipment
  • Laminating services
  • Government documents, for example PSC 7 form.
Created: 22 August 2017
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