You get a library card when you join the library. Membership is free to residents of Trinidad and Tobago. Applicants must provide a valid form of identification and proof of current mailing address (utility bill, bank document, official document).
Non-residents must provide a valid passport, proof of a temporary address in Trinidad and Tobago, and a permanent address in the country of residence. There is a non-refundable deposit of TT$25.00, payable upon presentation of the receipt, the return of all books and library card, and payment of any fines.
You can receive a refund if the item returned is in good condition, as determined by NALIS and you have your original receipt/s showing full payment for the item.
No. You only need a card if you wish to borrow items from the library or if you wish to use the print or photocopy services at the library.
You can log on to an available computer using your library card and pin. Please note that patrons are allowed a total of one hour computer time per day or half hour for children.
Yes. However, please note that there will be a delay in updating your account to reflect those transactions if you return your items to a branch which does not have automated circulation services.
Yes. If you are a member of the library you can use your card to complete prints and photocopies. However, if you do not have a library card, there is a limit to the number of pages you can request.
Black and White prints/copies cost $0.25 each and Colour prints/copies cost $5.00 each.
Business Hours are:
Library hours are:
All NALIS cardholders can place a hold (reserve) on available items within the catalogue. Holds will be delivered to the pickup location selected when hold was placed. To Place a hold using the catalogue:
A page comes up with the different branches where the item can be located.
Reminder: User ID refers to your card number and PIN refers to your four-digit code
You can renew your items by phone, in person or online via the OPAC.
By phone - You can get the telephone number for your branch library here. Please have your library card and PIN number available and be prepared to confirm your identity. You must indicate to staff which items you wish to renew.
In person - Take the items you wish to renew to the Circulation Desk at any branch library. Staff can renew the items for you.
Via the OPAC - 1. From the homepage go to Search our Catalogue located in the Navigation Links on the left hand side of the page.
2. Click on My Account located in the menu on the top right hand side of the page.
3. Enter your library card number and pin.
4. You should see an option to Renew My Materials.
5. Select which items you want to renew.
6. Click on the Renew Selected Items option at the bottom of the module.
7. The confirmation of a successful renewal will be displayed.
Please note that Items can only be renewed once, for a period of 28 days. Also, if one or more item is overdue or you have outstanding fines against your account, you will not be able to renew your items.
Yes. You can submit a book request at the Circulation Desk of your library. You will be required to provide as much information as possible regarding the Title, Author, ISBN, Publisher or Date and Place of Publication. You can also recommend a title online.
For brief factual queries, you can contact your Public Library by phone:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
From the Homepage, please select ‘Search our catalogue’, found in the navigation links on the left side of the page . Scroll down to the ‘What’s New’ section, to see the categories of new items available. User can now select as desired.
Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their cards. Loss or theft should be reported within 48 hours. The charge for a replacement card is $25.00. There is a waiting period of 2 weeks before a new card is issued.
Yes. If you are not a member of the Library, you can join by visiting https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Services/Online-Registration. Click on REGISTER ONLINE and fill out the form then sign in to Flipster with your temporary ID.
1. Visit the NALIS website and click on the “View more” button of the Flipster ad;
2. Visit our EBSCO resources page at https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Resources/Databases and choose Ebscohost Full-text Databases.
You can read best-selling magazines such as Women’s health, Men’s Health, PCWorld, Better Homes & Gardens, Muse, etc.
Printing is determined by the publisher, so you may be able to print a single page, a range, or none at all. The print option is available when reading a magazine on a computer, but not from the mobile app. You can find the Print button at the bottom of the right hand menu.
Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. You can also search across all issues accessing the content gallery feature. There is no search feature on the mobile app.
The Contents Gallery allows you to view the table of contents for all available issues of a magazine when using Flipster on your desktop or laptop computer.
To use the Contents Gallery:
Note: The Contents Gallery is not accessible when using Flipster on a mobile device. However, the Mobile Viewer does offer the ability to view the Table of Contents and All Issues for the title being viewed.
There is no limit to the amount magazines you can read or download. Downloads are only available via the mobile app.
Yes. If you are not a member of the Library, you can join by visiting https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Services/Online-Registration. Click on REGISTER ONLINE and fill out the form then sign in to Overdrive with your temporary ID.
You can visit https://enalis.overdrive.com to access Overdrive.
Yes, Libby, the ONE-TAP reading app from Overdrive.
The Libby app can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play Store, or you can visit https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
You can find E-books, Audio books and Spanish language books for readers of all ages, from a variety of genres; suspense, business, romance, fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, folklore and many more.
You can borrow two (2) books at a time on the NALIS Overdrive.
The book will be accessible for 14 days.
Yes, the book can be returned early and you can borrow another.
Yes, a book can be renewed three (3) days before expiration; however, the book will not be renewed if another patron/s placed a hold request on the book.
Yes, you can place a hold on two (2) books at a time, Overdrive/Libby will prompt you via an alert in the Libby app when the book becomes available.
Yes, Overdrive/Libby supports searching within the book, bookmarking of page/s, and adding notes. You can even read a sample before borrowing.
Yes, there is a tab called Chapters that allows you to view the contents of the book.
Yes, the Font Size can be change. Go to Reading Settings to change font size, colour and background.
There are three reasons this can happen:
Libby automatically uses the language your device or web browser is set to, as long as the language is supported in the Libby app. If you'd like to use Libby in a different language than your device, go to > Get Some Help > Choose Your Language (under "Common Solutions").
Both Libby and the classic Overdrive app allow you to borrow and read the same digital content from NALIS, but they look and feel different. Libby is an upgraded app for borrowing and reading titles and has a fresh, easy-to-use design that makes it the best app for NALIS users.
To remove your Library:
Send us your request by completing the online form. You will receive a response within 2-3 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.
Have a quick question? Call us during opening hours.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Need more in-depth help? Visit any Public Library nationwide and speak with an Information Professional.