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Friday 14 August, 2020

Heritage Library reopens after two years

Communications Minister Donna Cox receives library card from NALIS.

Communications Minister Donna Cox receives library card from NALIS.

The National Library and Information System (NALIS) has reopened its Heritage Library which was closed for two years due to health and safety issues.

The announcement was made by Communications Minister Donna Cox who visited NALIS on Monday and received a new library card.

The Heritage Library, located on the second floor of the Hart and Abercromby Streets facility, provides reference and research materials on Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. It houses rare collections pertaining to the country’s national heritage such as collections on Freddie Kissoon, A.N.R Robinson and Learie Constantine, among others. It is also home to newspaper archives as far back as 1980.

Cox, a doctoral student and holder of a degree in history said she intends to make full use of her new membership. She stated: “Knowledge is important, it is never too late to join the library”.

The Minister also underscored the importance of Heritage Library to country: “Research and historical information are critical to who we are as a people and to the future of our country. I am pleased that NALIS has been able to reopen this area because it is very important to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Meanwhile, Cox met with the Chairman of NALIS Neil Parsanlal, NALIS’ Executive Director Paula Greene and other NALIS officials.

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