Carnegie Library, Roseau, Dominica
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC
N 15° 17.724 W 061° 23.138
20P E 673335 N 1691643
Quick Description: Public Library, funded by Andrew Carnegie
Location: Dominica
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 8:19:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM4JH2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 30

Long Description:
The Main Library opened its doors in its current location on May 11th 1907. The single storey wooden bungalow with a large verandah and a basement, was donated by the Carnegie Foundation of the U.S.A. through the efforts of the then governor Hesketh Bell.
The Main Library which serves as a processing center and storage area for the entire service, the building remains in its original state except for some minor modifications to the basement . A growing West Indian and Dominican collection have long gone beyond the confines of the allocated space. The Public Library also serves as the National Library – it tries to protect and preserve the national imprint. All services to the capital city Roseau and surrounding areas which have no branch libraries are provided by the Main Library. Facilities at the Main Library are inadequate and at peak hours the library becomes cramped and congested. [taken from website]
Address of Library Building:
Victoria Street
Roseau, Dominica
DOM 1


Current Use of Building: Library

Year Built (optional): 1907

Website about building: [Web Link]

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