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...

Reading Clubs

Reading Clubs

Our very own reading club takes place at various parish libraries across Jamaica and invol...

Overview


The St. Catherine Parish Library had its early beginning in July 1947, when Spanish Town Citizen Association met, with Mr. Hugh Paget, then British Council Representative in Jamaica, and discussed the formation of a library in Spanish Town. Central Government was approached for accommodation and two of the rooms now occupied by the library were made available for the purpose. A small committee was in charge who worked towards raising funds and obtaining furniture for the library. Central Government and then Parochial Board each contributed One hundred ($100) dollars and many citizens, public offices, and leading business firms gave donations of books, cash, and furniture.  READ MORE...

Branch Libraries Opening Hours


The St. Catherine Parish Library has 9 branches located all over the parish, offering varying programmes and services. Please see below a list of all branch libraries.

Parish Library

1 Red Church Street
P.O. Box 789
St. Catherine

(876) 984-2356
(876) 984-8914

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (SAT)

Bog Walk

Bog Walk
St. Catherine

(876) 972 - 6468

(876) 972 - 6468

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Bridgeport

Lot 670 Portsmouth Avenue
Bridgeport
St. Catherine

(876) 939-5307

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Greater Portmore

The Civic Centre
1 West Henderson Blvd.
Greater Portmore
St. Catherine

(876) 740- 1259

(876) 740- 1259

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (SAT)

Guy’s Hill

Guy’s Hill
St. Catherine

(876) 994-3874

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hellshire Park

Hellshire Park Estates
St. Catherine

(876) 939-9018

Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (SAT)

Kitson Town

Kitson Town
St. Catherine

(876) 912-5224

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (SAT)

Linstead

9 Begonia Plaza
Linstead
St. Catherine

(876) 985- 2320

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Old Harbour

4 Ascot Drive
Old Harbour
St. Catherine

(876) 983- 2328

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Point Hill

Point Hill
St. Catherine

(876) 705- 4559

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Riversdale

Riversdale
St. Catherine

(876) 903-7937

Mon, Wed - Fri 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (SAT)

Waterford

Waterford
St. Catherine

(876) 939-6642

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)