04 December 2006


The media is invited to the formal opening of the relocated St. James Public Library, 31 Church Street, St. James on Tuesday 5th December 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

The St. James Library moved to its new location in August after some 54 years at its old location, Western Main Road, St. James. The move was affected in an effort to upgrade the services offered to its users. The Library offers free Internet access, children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction books, reader’s advisory services, reference services, photocopying and printing services, ALTA classes and a host of other services and outreach activities.

The new St. James Public Library services are fully automated employing the same system (Library Solutions system) now used at the National Library. Registered members of the National Library Building (NLB) can access material at the St. James Public Library using their NLB registration cards.

Adults wishing to register for the first time must have a valid identification (with photo) and proof of address. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will sign their registration forms. The child’s birth certificate or passport, the parent’s or guardian’s valid ID and proof of address are needed to complete registration. Young adults wishing to join must provide a valid ID (with photo), proof of address and have parent’s or guardian sign the St. James Public Library Registration Form.

Upon registration, members will obtain a library registration card (with user’s photo), which will facilitate Internet access, photocopying and printing. Current users’ data will be upgraded to the automated system