Programmes & Activities


National Reading Competition

National Reading Competition

The National Reading Competition is an annual event which is undertaken by all parish libr...

Photography Club

Photography Club

Story Hour

Story Hour

The Library offers weekly stories for young children. This is an exciting programme that i...

Special Interest Clubs

Special Interest Clubs

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Overview


The Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Drive bears the pen name of Thomas Henry, MacDermot, Jamaica’s first poet laureate.  The library is centrally located near Cross Roads where the major traffic routes of the city converge. The service to the city began in 1955 when a rented house at Brentford Road was attractively remodelled to accommodate a library and fifteen thousand (15,000) books were provided. The service was so well received that membership had to be closed within the first month of the opening date. Over eighty-nine thousand (89,000) books were loaned in eight (8) months. The library was housed for three (3) years at that location.  READ MORE...

Branch Libraries Opening Hours


The Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library has several branches located all over the parish, offering varying programmes and services. Please see below a list of all branch libraries.

Parish Library

2 Tom Redcam Drive
P.O. Box 589
Kingston 5

(876) 926-3315-6/8
(876) 968-3368

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (SAT)

Harbour View

2c Riverside Drive
Kingston 2

(876) 928-7975

8:30 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm (SAT)

Higholborn Street

Higholborn Street Community Complex
Higholborn Street
Kingston

(876) 922-6414

Monday - Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays

Majesty Gardens

Box 152
Kingston
(Near Agricultural Market Corporation Outlet)

(876) 901-4357

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill P.O.
St. Andrew

(876) 781-1187

Mon - Wed & Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Alt Thurs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Alt Sats

Mavis Bank

Mavis Bank Square
Mavis Bank P.O.
St. Andrew

Temporarily Closed

Parks Road

People’s Cooperative Bank Building
Salisbury Plain P.A.
St. Andrew

(876) 944-6634

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon, Tue & Thurs
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wed
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm1st & 2nd Fri

Port Royal

1 Broad Street
Port Royal
Kingston 1

(876) 967-8391 / 402-4863

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 p.m Sat

Shortwood

30 Shortwood Road
Kingston 8
St. Andrew

(876) 755-3055

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 p.m Sat

Stony Hill

Stony Hill Square
Stony Hill P.O.
St. Andrew
(Adjacent to the Stony Hill Health Center)

(876) 756-2885

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 p.m Sat

Tivoli

Tivoli Gardens Community Center
P.O. Box 152
Tivoli Gardens
St. Andrew

(876) 948-1269

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm