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  Nassau Public Library
by XanderDone

Now the main library in the Bahamas, the bottom floor has internet accessable computers available to members of the library. It used to be the country jail; its octagonal shape makes it very rememberable, and it's worth stopping by. On the second floor is a mini-museum where you can learn about local plants and look at historical documents make by famous authors about the Bahamian Islands and Nassau. One in particular, I found was quite interesting, a panoramic picture of Nassau made by John Irving from Fort Fincastle in the 19th century. About 150 years later, it was remarkable to see the difference between the two views. The top floor has a balcony which overlooks Parliamentary Square and the harbour with the doors of the cell locked so you can't get in. Admission is free, and be sure to sign the guestbook on the way out; it helps for funding from the government.

Address: Parliamentary Square
Directions: Off of Shirley Street

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2005
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