Eastern Public Library

 

  History
 
  

Opened in 1958, the Eastern Public Library is situated above the old Public Records office in the old Post Office building on Mackey Street.  In its early years, Ms. Carmen Jones was the librarian; she assumed this role until her death in 1979.

Over the years, the library has progressed into one of the most patronized libraries in New Providence.  This may be due to the fact that the Bahamas Archives is on the same compound and its strategic location near to the town centre.  The Eastern Public Library has gone through some restoration to keep up with the wear and tear of reported tornados, the rainy season and many hurricanes.

Synonymous with the Eastern Public Library are Cabinet Minister Bradley Roberts, who has been Chairman from 1979 and Ms. Miriam Knowles who worked in the library from 1960 until 1996.  Mrs. Norma Gordon-Butler serves as the library supervisor today.

  Location and Directions
 
  

Mackey Street just north of Shirley Street.

Above the old Public Records office in the old Post Office building.

  Hours of Operation
 
  

Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday.

  Library Statistics
 
    
  Picture Gallery
 
  

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  Membership
 
  

Children are charged a yearly fee of id="mce_marker".00.

Adults are charged $2.00 every three months.

  Services
 
  

Users have access to the following:

  • Use of computer
  • Research tools
  • Book loans
  • Telephone queries
  • Quiet study/Reading Room
  • Photocopying
  • Recreational reading
  Staff
 
  

Mrs. Norma Gordon-Butler - Library Supervisor                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Janet Adderley-Adamson - Senior Library Assistant      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Ursula Gibson - Library Attendant                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Remona Smith-Noel - Library Attendant                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Patrice Nimmo - Library Attendant                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Gabriel Rolle- Custodian                                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Katrina Rolle - Library Clerk                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Other Departments
 
    
  Library Contacts
 
  

Telephone number:  (242) 393-2196

  News and Events
 
  
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