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Address: Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
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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 bubblesReviewed May 28, 2015
James A
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Windsor, Canada
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

From a tourist perspective this was a great find. It was comfortable sitting in the reading room and the wifi was blitzing fast. However it highlighted how far countries like St Lucia have to come as far as libraries are concerned. Charge tourists for the wofi and perhaps have a donations box to enhance the collection.

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Thank Eddie O
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a good spot to have a meeting, entertain your kids, use wi-fi or computers, and even make use of local history resources. There is an extensive St. Lucian and West Indian collection that includes a lot of unique resources not held anywhere else in the world. Staff are very knowledgeable, though they can be a bit standoffish even... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank James A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank worldscollide
Baton Rouge, La.
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank BertaTravels
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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