Nassau Public Library

The Nassau Public Library is an octagonal shaped building that is located at the southern end of Parliament Square that borders Shirley Street. I was constructed as a jail in 1797 and was the first building to be constructed in Parliament Square. In 1879, it was converted to a library, reading room, and museum. The small prison cells which once housed prisoners are now used to store books, charts, Arawak artifacts and a collection of historic prints, colonial documents and newspapers. Admission is Free.

Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. / Friday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. / Saturday 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. / Sundays & Holidays Closed

Location:
Shirley Street & Parliament Square
Nassau Nassau & Paradise Island
Bahamas
Contact Information:
Winifred Murphy
(242) 322-4907
(242) 328-5029
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