General Information

Mission Statement

The Department of Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services is committed to provide to users, comprehensive and relevant information for educational, recreational, cultural and research purposes.

The Kingstown Public Library’s mission statement is to provide to users, comprehensive and relevant information for educational, recreational, cultural and research purposes.

 

Vision Statement

The Department of Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services seeks to establish a proactive role that will ensure democratic accountability and opportunities for research and also will enable the public to be completely satisfied with the services provided.

 

Programme Objectives

  • To provide comprehensive, up-to-date and timely information services to all citizens of the state.

  • To extend the information outreach service to all rural areas by  establishing Branch Libraries, Bookmobile Services or depositing book boxes at schools and community centres.

  • To preserve the heritage of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in our   Archives through the preservation of documents, material records and  historical artifacts, both from public and private sectors, and thus  create an indispensable national heritage and source of research.

  • To foster a desire for knowledge by providing outreach programmes for children, senior citizens and shut-ins through radio and television.

  • To provide relevant timely information services to Government Officials, planners, Policy Makers and Researchers both in the public and private sector to keep everyone up-to-date on advances in their relevant areas.