Guyana National Library, Georgetown

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Guyana National Library allows you to enrich your knowledge with an abundance of books, historical documents, manuscripts, and phonograph recordings. Founded in 1909, this institution serves as a public lending library and encourages book lovers to nurture their various interests. Initially, a large iron grille stood between readers and the books. Written requests had to be passed to the librarian through a small window. Today, you can access the library's written material easily and quickly. To visit Guyana National Library and other attractions in Georgetown, use our Georgetown road trip planning site.
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  • On one of my walks through the center of Georgetown, I also passed by the National Library in the corner of Church and Main street, opposite the modern Bank of Guyana building. I had a closer look at....  more »
  • I went to the library as part of the playgroup that my son attends, although he was too young for the actual trip. The building is very large with a wide selection of books. We went with nine young...  more »
  • National library is an experience of a traditional library. The staff were helpful and keen to assist. The library itself is not huge and the range of books limited. We paid for photocopying of...  more »
  • It was exciting especially for a person like me who likes reading
  • A place you must visit if you are into reading books and doing research. It was here many years ago I got my favourite book bound - hence it is still around. The staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Joker Libary. This is andrew carnegie heritage, not destructive guyanese. Guy on knees have no brain for book. They are Too rich in lies. Bring back the UNION JACK flag and chain them to the engine.
  • Nice library in a historic building. They have some cool exhibits in the lobby.
  • Have really nice book and guyana history

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