Free Access to Computer & the Internet


Persons wishing to access either the computers, internet or other electronic resources at the public library may sign in to the workstations as directed by authorized library staff. Users will be treated on a “first come first served basis as this is done to regulate this process and ensure a fair use system of recording names of users. The fair use system is also recorded for statistical and reporting purposes to improve service delivery. Library users are initially granted computer use for thirty (30) minutes and time may be extended by the library staff depending on demand. Requests for extended use to conduct research or other special projects must be done through a booking process. The Jamaica Library Service Computer/Internet Guidelines is displayed prominently in the computer service area for the benefit of users and staff. Users must comply with any instructions or regulations displayed for use of the computer facility.
  

Services

  • FREE access to Computers and the Internet
  • FREE WiFi
  • Online Database Access
  • E-books Online Access (new)
  • App Development (new)
  • Skype (new)
  • Reference, Research and Lending
  • Mobile Libraries
  • Printing & Photocopying
  • Facsimile and Scanning
  • Spiral Binding
  • Hosting of Seminar & Workshops
  • Exhibitions & Displays
  • Service to the Visually Impaired
  • Service to Hospitals, Children’s Homes and Correctional Institutions

Lending


The Jamaica Library Service provides, through a reference and lending collection, access to a wide range of materials to support learning and leisure in public and school libraries. Material is provided in print, audiovisual and other formats and cover a number of subjects.

Visit the JLS Catalogue for exiting print and e-resources.

Research/ EBSCO Host database


The Jamaica Library Service provides access to the EBSCO database. This database provides full text for more than 1,759 general periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles.

Remote Access to EBSCO Database is now available for library members

If you have a gmail account and need to access the database from home, contact your parish library for help. Ensure to have your membership card at hand.

Reference


Reference and information services are offered to our users to meet educational needs at all levels:

  • Basic
  • Primary
  • Tertiary
  • Lifelong learners
Online Reference /Homework Assistance Service is now available

Submit your research questions/queries via email at jlsreferenceservice@jls.gov.jm.

We will do the research for you and supply the information. No Payment Required.

 

Service Price List


The Jamaica Library Service provides reprographic services at all main libraries and select branch libraries islandwide as follows:

JAMAICA LIBRARY SERVICE
PRICE SCHEDULE

 

ACTIVITY Price

Photocopying Service

Black & White (Letter size) 8.00
Black & White (Legal) 13.00
Black & White (11 x 17) 25.00
Colour Regular (Letter size) i.e. Text + Border & minimal graphics 40.00
Colour ( Legal) 60.00
Colour ( 11 x 17) 80.00
Full Colour (Letter size ) 70.00
Full Colour (Legal ) 100.00
Full Colour ( 11 X 17 ) 120.00

Facsimile Service
Sending Inland

First Page 70.00
Other Pages 30.00
Receiving Locally 30.00

Sending Overseas
Other Territories inc. U.K.

First Page 250.00
Other Pages 30.00

Caribbean/North America

First Page 200.00
Other Pages 30.00
Receiving from Overseas 30.00

Computer Printing

Black & White (Letter size) 25.00
Black & White (Legal ) 35.00
Colour (Letter size)(Regular i.e. Text + Border & minimal graphics 40.00
Colour (Legal ) 50.00
Full Colour - 50% or more of page in colour 110.00

Scanning Service

Scan & Print (Letter size ) $50.00 + $25.00*
Scan & Print (Legal ) $50.00 + $35.00*
Scan & Print full colour $50.00 + $110.00*

Spiral Binding Service

Small $100.00
Medium $150.00
Large $180.00
Extra Large $230.00

Laminating Service

Letter size $80.00
Legal size $110.00
11” x 17” $140.00
Business card size $50.00

Rental Space

Please contact the select parish library offering the service

OTHER CHARGES

Replacement of Lost Locker key $150.00
Replacement of Lost Tags/Baggage Tickets $70.00
Lost Readers Tickets $70.00
Visitor's deposits (JAMAICA CURRENCY ONLY) $2,000.00

Fines for overdue books

Adult $70.00
Junior $35.00