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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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Carnegie Public Library Great Architecture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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330 reviews 330 reviews
219 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
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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426 reviews 426 reviews
204 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
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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229 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
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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234 reviews 234 reviews
111 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I did a lot of video documentary around the island, and Central Library was one of my points of interest. Located right across the street from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Derek Walcott Square (formerly Columbus Square), I found that the dated look and feel of the library was apart of its historic essence. Of course, you will... More 

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