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YOUNG ADULT SERVICES

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YOUNG ADULT SERVICES

NALIS' Young Adult services are for persons 13 to 17 years old. These services are specifically designed to meet this age group's recreational, educational, social and overall developmental needs.
At our libraries you can:

  • Learn how to use research databases and other research material
  • Develop good reading habits
  • Develop healthy expression
  • Become information literate and much more

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  • HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
  • PRINT MATERIAL
  • NON PRINT MATERIAL & AUDIO VISUAL COLLECTION
  • REFERENCE SERVICES
  • TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
  • LENDING SERVICES
  • EVENTS

It's free to join any NALIS Public or Mobile Library

Follow these three (3) steps:

  1. Download and print the Young Adult Registration Form from the NALIS Join the Library Page or collect a form from any of our libraries. You can also join the library by registering online
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Take the completed form to a NALIS Public Library with the following:
  • Proof of parent/guardian mailing address (a utility bill or bank statement)
  • Parent/guardian valid photo identification (passport, national ID or driver's permit) 

Non-Fiction

Non Fiction material include topics such as philosophy, social issues, art music, business, literature. Here are some of the categories available:

Self help books

Craft, design, woodworking, cooking, dressmaking and other do-it-yourself books are available.

West Indian/Caribbean material

Learn about our peoples, places and culture.

Comics/Graphic novels

Your favourite comics are available at all public libraries.

Career books

Discover emerging carrers and gather information on existing ones.

Teen issues

Peer pressure, human sexuality, friendships are among some of the topics explored in material available at your library.

Historical

Ever wondered who invented the elevator, discovered the Pitch Lake or where was the first capital of Trinidad? Learn historical facts about Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the world when you visit your library.

Fiction

Titles include detective and adventure stories, romances, classics, westerns, family stories, drama, horror, suspense, mystery and science fiction

You'll find several different formats from which information can be accessed.

The library carries:

  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Audio Visual Books
  • eContent (via EBSCOHOST)
  • e-Resources (electronic databases)
  • e-Books (via eBooks on Overdrive)

 

Reference materials are used only in the library. Reference material include:

  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopaedia
  • Maps
  • Hand Books
  • Year Books
  • Almanacs
  • Gazetteers
  • CXC, CAPE and GCE examination past papers
  • Text books
  • Newspaper, magazines and periodicals

Reference materials are not for loan. However for a minimal fee, some photocopies can be made (this is subject to the copyright law).

 

 

In every library you will now find computers for public use. We aim to direct you to an extensive list of websites and e-resources suitable for research.

The library offers:

  • Free computer access for everyone
  • Free Internet Access
  • Printing services
  • Wireless Access
  • Free access to software applications
  • Free access to databases
  • Access to NALIS' online catalogue via the NALIS website or the OPAC (Online Public Access) stations in the Public Libraries to find what may be of interest to you.
  • Free eBooks via eBooks on Overdrive

A NALIS librry card is a "passport to information". As a member of a NALIS library you can borrow: 

  • up to (6) books at one time for 28 days (overdue books cannot be renewed).
  • CDs and DVDs up to 4 days
  • 2 items from the audio visual collection at one time
  • 2 ebooks up to 14 days from eBooks on Overdrive

To encourage safe return of items for use by other persons, the library has implemented a fine for overdue or damaged material.

  • Fines will be charged for books and DVDs not returned on time.
  • Fines are also paid for damaged or lost materials

A number of activtiies and events are planned with the young adult in mind.

The library offers for the teen's edutainment:

  • Games
  • Book Clubs
  • Exhibitions and displays
  • Book discussions
  • Writing competitons
  • Creative Competitions
  • Library Soca Star
  • Underground Slam Star
  • Teen talks with local celebrities
  • Development classes
  • Computer literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Gaming tournament
  • Board and E-games
  • Vacation camps