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Athalie McFarlane Petersen Public Library
The Athalie McFarlane Petersen Public Library is located in the town of Frederiksted, St. Croix on Strand Street. This historical building built in 1803, at the south end of Strand Street houses Frederiksted's small library . The former private residence is a fine example of Victorian architecture.
EndMariaBAA front Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives
A former librarian and archivist Enid Maria Baa — for whom the library on Dronnigens Gade in Charlotte Amalie is named. Initiated and preserved a premier collection of Virgin Islands materials at the library, she designated that collection the Von Scholten Collection in 1960. She is included in numerous professional biographical publications. Recipient of many awards and honors for her achievements and publications in librarianship, archives and bibliography, she also was honored by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II in 1976 and by the V.I. Legislature in 1972 and 1975. The St. Thomas public library was renamed the Enid M. Baa Library and Archives in her honor by Act 3668 in 1975, and the institution was so dedicated on March 20, 1978.
Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The Virgin Islands Talking Books Library is part of a national network of cooperating libraries known as the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) operated by the Library of Congress. This free service provides audio books, Braille and large print books to Virgin Islands residents of all ages who are unable to read due to visual or physical disability. In addition, playback equipment is provided for use with Talking Books Library digital and recorded audio books. Materials can also be downloaded from the Web via BARD by registered patrons. Books are delivered and returned via the U.S. Postal Service free of charge. There are more than 80,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, plus 90 national magazines for adults and children.
Von Scholten Collection at Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library.
The Von Scholten Collection, located at the Enid Baa Public Library and Archives in St. Thomas and the Caribbean Collection of the Florence Williams Public Library in St. Croix house books, manuscripts, pamphlets and other materials. Available back issues of Virgin Islands Newspapers on microfilm; church records including: birth and death certificates and other archival materials. Researchers are requested to contact the library and make appointment for service at 340-774-0630 ext 8004.
florence augusta library Florence Augusta Williams Public Library
The Florence Augusta Stephens Williams Public Library (FWPL) building was previously the location of the public school for Christiansted. In the early 70’s the Government decided to build a full-service public library and to relocate from the Customs House on Hospital Street. That sits in one of the most scenic and historic locations in the Caribbean. Although quite functional at the time, it could not meet the demands of an expanding population.