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The Jamaica Library Service is advising that all Parish and Branch Library locations will be closed to the public from March 20, 2020 to April 14, 2020. Mobile Library Service to communities islandwide will also be suspended for the same period.

We know that the public library is an important information resource centre for citizens of all ages, however in keeping with the declaration by the Honourable Prime Minister closure is a necessary precaution at this time to minimize the potential health impact. During the period of closure please be advised that:

  • Reference and general information queries may be directed at:
  • Whatsapp @ 876-926-3312
  • Direct contact numbers for public libraries is also online at
  • Scheduled events, programmes and meetings at all locations have been postponed
  • Library material are not to be returned until regular services have resumed. All late fees will be waived.

We will endeavour to continue to provide information services to the public as can be remotely facilitated utilizing technologies available to patrons. Please visit our website at, or follow us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook for updates and new developments.

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