Nassau Public Library & Museum

Nassau Public Library & Museum

Shirley St

Phone: 242-322-4907
Phone: 242-328-5029

Mon-Thu 10am-7:45pm; Fri 10am-4:45pm; Sat 10am-3:45pm
Historic Sites, Libraries / Archives, Museums

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Historic Sites: The Nassau Public Library and Museum building dates to the late 1790s when it was constructed as a jail. The octagonal design provided for eight individual cells on each of the first two floors, with each cell having the luxury of a window which allowed for cross-ventilation. Converted in 1873 to the first library on New Providence, the cells are now lined with an extensive collection of colonial documents and historic prints in addition to modern-day bestsellers. The veranda surrounding the third level cupola overlooks Nassau's business and shopping areas.