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Address: Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
Phone Number: 758 452 2875
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Description: Grab a beach book at Castries main library.

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Central Library is another worthy photo stop while in Castries.

I like the architecture of this old building and it's an active local library so you're welcome inside, but you can't take any books without membership. Still they're very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I like the architecture of this old building and it's an active local library so you're welcome inside, but you can't take any books without membership. Still they're very welcoming to all visitors and if you like to read it's worth a look and photo. Nice place and people. Enjoy!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wonderful library. Friendly and inspiring staff who are willing to assist with questions (or even if you are just stopping in for a quick look around or using the Wifi). Worth a visit if you are in Castries.

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Baton Rouge, La.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Architecture and color really stand out from rest of the area so most admiring can be done from the street. Inside is a step back in time with many ancient looking books stored inaccessibility upstairs in tall bookcases lining the periphery of the walls. Old narrow iron spiral stairs leading up to them are roped off. Looks much larger from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Standing proud next to the beautiful Dereck Walcott Square the Central library has outstanding features I adore the colours used to paint this building

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Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I like to visit the local public libraries on my vacations and since Castries central library was just a few blocks away from the cruise ship pier, Derek Walton Square, and the cathedral, I stopped by. I noticed that the library opened its doors already at 8:30 am and the staff welcomed me in even though I was a visitor,... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great Architectural Frontage to this building as was typical of the period that it was built. There are not too many local buildings in the centre of Castries that are from this Era which is such a shame as this is a great cultural iconic building - see Photo. Have a look when in the area as it is not... More 

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Library has always been a place where i can go and chill but in the past few years, it has become a place i can go to perform poetry. the staff are very helpful and friendly. they have been so nice to me, they like my poems and my audacious character. there is something very magical taking place there... More 

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Foulridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The building and architecture is beautiful on the outside and worth a stop if only for a photo; it is also in a very nice area

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful historical is serving it's city well as a library. It is worth a photo stop even if there is not enough time for an inside visit.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

No great shakes inside, though charming. The exterior architecture was worth seeing and the people who worked there were helpful in pointing us in the direction of the restaurant we had heard about.

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