30 August 2021


The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) announces the resumption of limited walk-in services at its Heritage, Public and Community libraries (with the exception of Carnegie, the Maloney, Point Fortin, Rio Claro, Sangre Grande, St. Helena and Moruga libraries) from September 1, 2021.  Until further notice, service will be offered from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Appointments are required to utilise the Heritage Library, located at the National Library Building to conduct research.  Appointments can be made by emailing asknalis@nalis.gov.tt or calling 624-4466, 624-1130, 626-2547 or 623-9673 extension 2203.

Given NALIS’ role in bridging the digital divide, all libraries, save for those identified above, will only offer computer and Wi-Fi services.  Patrons are encouraged to visit NALIS’ website and social media pages for e-books, databases and other online resources. 

To provide a safe environment for patrons, NALIS will control the number of persons accessing its facilities at any given time and will ensure that everyone adheres to strict safety protocols. Children twelve years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to access walk-in services.

NALIS’ amnesty on overdue books and DVDs has been extended to September 30.  However, persons wishing to return library items must place these in the bins designated for such at public and community libraries. Staff will not accept returned items.

Information will be provided subsequently regarding the reopening of the above named libraries.