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Belmopan Libraries


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.

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
Mot Mot Lane (adjacent to Brodie's)


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.

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.
Mountain View  Blvd. (adjacent to the Museum of Archeology')


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. The UB library network consists of four branches; one in Belize City at the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, one in Punta Gorda at the Toledo University Center, one at the Faculty of Agriculture at Central Farm, and the main branch at the UB Central Campus in Belmopan City.

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