Bermuda National Library Opening Hours

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Bermuda National Library

There is nothing like a good book. And there is a world of literature waiting for you at the breathtaking Bermuda Library in the capital city of Hamilton.

There are so many wonderful volumes for you to pour over you won’t want to leave behind.

The national public library of Bermuda is on the frontage of the beautiful Par-La-Ville Park. It is found on Queens Street in Hamilton. The library incorporates a classical two storied building with a balcony. It is a historical house which used to belong to Bermuda’s first ever post master, a man named Perot and his family.

The Bermuda National Library has been in existence since 1839. It was formed by the then governor Mr. William Reid and was originally located in the cabinet building. The library transferred to its current locale in 1919.

It only had 276 books to begin with. They mostly came by way of Mr Reid, the governor. The library currently has an extensive, fascinating reference sector.

Here, on microfilm, visitors may peruse achieve newspapers, dating back to 1784. The library also has a vast selection of rare books. This culminates in a most incredible find. It is a 1624 edition of `The General History of Virginia, New England and the Somers Isles`, by Captain John Smith.

There is also a map of the island from the exact same period.

These are just some of the treasures you will discover at the:
Bermuda National Library.
13 Queen Street
Hamilton HM 11
Telephone (441)236-8042
Fax (441)236-3293

Opening Hours:

(Sep – Jun)
Mon-Thu – 8:30am–7pm
Fri 10am–5pm
Sat 9am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm

(July 1 – the day after Labour Day)
Mon-Thu 8:30am–6pm
Fri 10am–5pm
Sat 9am–5pm
Sun Closed

Closed on Bermuda Public Holidays and Easter Sunday

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