Belmopan Libraries Belmopan Libraries THE BELMOPAN PUBLIC LIBRARY History: Following Hurricane Hattie in 1961, the construction of a new capital city commenced in Belmopan. Along with other government offices, there was the need for a library to serve the local residents. Consequently, the British Overseas Development Mission approved and funded the construction of a building for the Belmopan Public Library. On August 24, 1970 the Hon. Santiago Perdomo, Minister of Education along with Mr. Leo Bradley, Chief Librarian, inaugurated the library building. Services: The library gradually expanded its services, and today serves Belmopan City as well as the many surrounding communities, including Teakettle, Camalote, Roaring Creek, Cotton Tree, St. Mathew's, St. Margaret's, Las Flores, Salvapan, and San Martin. Services are provided to adults and children through lending, reference, reading, and research areas. Library operating hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Location: Mot Mot Lane (adjacent to Brodie's) Phone No.: 802-0492 NATIONAL HERITAGE LIBRARY (NHL) Collection and Services: As the depository arm of the BNLSIS, NHL maintains a vast non-circulating collection of materials published by and about Belize and Belizeans. For more information, download brochure or visit their facebook page. Among the highlights of the 20,000 materials in the collection are: The diverse range of formats and genres of Belize-specific materials [ranging from local bookmarks, maps, house plans and posters to research-level monographs, serials and private industry annual reports] Past and current national and local newspapers including Amandala, Reporter and Belize Billboard Regional (Caribbean and Latin American) materials that include English and Spanish-language books and serials across topics A budding collection of digitized books (82) Over 1500 video recordings of local news and documentaries Library operating hours: Monday to Friday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Saturday 9:00a.m. - 1.00p.m. Location: Mountain View Blvd. (adjacent to the Museum of Archeology') 822-0397 THE UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE LIBRARY History: With the largest academic collection in Belize, virtual research databases, and special collections catering to the interests and needs of the academic community, the University of Belize is well poised to support and advance teaching, learning, and research across the University. Services: The University of Belize Library consists of four libraries: Faculty of Management and Social Science library in Belize City, Toledo Campus Library, Central Farm Library and the Central Campus in Belmopan. The library also serves as a reference desk, wireless hotspot, holding area, photocopying and scanning area, lost and found, and binding station. For more information, visit their website. Library operating hours: Monday to Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: UB Campus - Belmopan, Central Farm, Punta Gorda, Belize City Click here to read more about UB's Library Belize Archives and Records Service Collection and Services: A collection of historical displays on hurricanes, the different ethnic groups of Belize, Baron Bliss and other key historical moments in Belize. Stop by and chat with any of the researchers about Belizean History. For more information visit their facebook page. Library operating hours: Monday to Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Location: Unity Blvd. 822-2097 Click here to learn more about the Belize Archives and Records Service Do you know of a library that should be listed here or see a mistake? E-mail belmopanonline [at] gmail.com.