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MOBILE LIBRARY

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  • MOBILE LIBRARY
    The Mobile Library Service offers a lending service
    to rural areas where there are no established
    Public Libraries. This service has been in
    operation in Trinidad since the 1940s.

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MOBILE LIBRARY

In the late 1940's the library introduced the Mobile Library (formerly called the book van or book mobile) service as it was necessary to serve schools and individuals in rural areas where there were no Public Libraries. The Mobile Library Service makes it possible for information to be more readily accessible to rural communities and provides an opportunity for patrons to be exposed to the wealth of knowledge that exists outside of their communities. 

Bookmobile 0: This service was launched on 13th November 1990 after an absence of sixteen (16) years. It was through the “Partners in Education” programme that the Bookmobile was purchased, outfitted and bequeathed to the Central Library Services on the 17th September 1990 by the Bank of Nova Scotia. The “Scotia Book Mobile” as it was familiarly called at that time was serviced and maintained by the Bank of Nova Scotia until 14th July 1997 when it was officially handed over to the Libraries Division, Office of The Prime Minister. It is presently operated and maintained by NALIS.

Bookmobile 1: Bookmobile1 is the second locally built mobile library. The unit was built by Mecalfab Limited and purchased by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. It started serving the public in September 1996. The mobile service caters to adult, young adult and juvenile readers.

Digital Mobile Library: NALIS' first digital mobile library was officially commissioned on 6th December 2007. This new mobile library, like no other in the NALIS fleet, provides wireless access to the Internet, the online catalogue and electronic databases. Airconditioning, automatic lifts for wheelchairs and washroom facilities are other features.

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  • COLLECTIONS

    A collection of books, quick reference, magazines, special collections, government publications, information files, newspapers, pictorial material, electronic material and rare books


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  • JOIN THE LIBRARY

    Membership is free to residents of Trinidad and Tobago. The registration process can be completed at any of our branch libraries.

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  • ASK NALIS

    Can't find what you are looking for? Then Ask NALIS via email, telephone or in person


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  • PROGRAMMES AND EVENTS

    Library activities and events happening at all Public Libraries within Trinidad and Tobago.


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  • EXHIBITIONS AND PHOTO GALLERIES

    The Exhibitions and Photo Galleries present special displays and events held throughout the year at the National Library Building. 


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  • RESOURCES

    Access our subject guide, databases, ebooks and resources and the Ask NALIS service.


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