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Address: 13 Queen Street, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
Phone Number:
+1 441-295-2905
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08:30 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This library exhibits its 1624 first edition of Captain John Smith's...

This library exhibits its 1624 first edition of Captain John Smith's "General Histoire of Virginia, New England and the Somers Isles."

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Library Museum

Part of the building is a typical library but the other part is a fascinating museum with some interesting artifacts. Some of the historical pieces include: old police uniforms... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
JE and JA D
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Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was expecting something a little historical or something, but it's just a bare-bones basic library. Nothing wrong with it or anything, just not worth going out of your way to visit. The museum in the building adjoining it is neat though.

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Thank Jenn T
St. Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

There are a variety of options to check out. I really like the Bermuda section. The WIFI has never worked every time I have gone to the library.

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Thank AliMaddieGood
North Carolina
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The library was one of the places my friend and I stumbled upon, people were huddled together outside on their phones I guess for the free WiFi. Inside was small but functional for small groups of people, we asked where the bathroom facility was and was told it was outside of the building. Across from the library receptions was a... More 

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Thank 478carmenw
Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Part of the building is a typical library but the other part is a fascinating museum with some interesting artifacts. Some of the historical pieces include: old police uniforms, old phones and typewriters, a unique flag which has the British Union Flag in place of the US stars, an old voting box, and the first "laptop" which is an old... More 

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Thank JE and JA D
Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The library was a wonderful place to start our search for long gone relatives. The staff of the library was very helpful.

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Thank joanns58
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

It is a library, rather small and quaint, but a pleasant place that we found interesting as we toured Hamilton.

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Thank OlderCodger
Hamilton, Bermuda
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Located in the centre this small but friendly library offers free wifi outside the premises. They have a good collection of Bermudian books, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank BlueIsis
Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

This was the social place at night in Bermuda. Locals hanging outside close library at all hours to get free wi-fi. Truly a great way to experience the local culture. Our teens loved this place! Great hangout

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Thank jad11111
Bedford, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is air conditioned, and it has a special section of books devoted to Bermuda history. This part is worthwhile. Still, it is an extremely small building, and if you are going because of the Internet access, WiFi is slow and spotty, and they only have about three or four computers which are always taken with a wait line standing... More 

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Peterborough, ON
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

It was a typical library. The friendly girl at the reception desk advised us how to get onto a computer to use the internet email. Unfortunately, we couldn't connect, which was not their problem (our hotmail didn't recognize us in another country/verification was our land line number back home). I'm sure it is a very nice library, but we just... More 

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