Customers can utilize the library’s Internet to access the World Wide Web to obtain information from around the world. The Public Library Service of the Virgin Islands provides access to the Internet as an additional source of information, to satisfy the educational, recreational, informational and cultural needs of the public.
EBSCO MasterFILE Complete is a multidisciplinary database which provides full text for general reference publications dating as far back as 1922. It contains reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
EBSCO Caribbean is a multidisciplinary database which provides full text for English-language articles related to the countries and people of the Caribbean region.
“Virgin Islands Library Catalogue (VILIBCAT)” is the online public library catalog (OPAC) which allows customers to access and utilize an easy-to-use search screen to browse the Public Library Service of the Virgin Islands’ library catalog for any material available. The main purpose is to provide instant access to the information customers are seeking in the library.
The public is advised that library cards issued to patrons by the Department of Library Services should not be used as identification cards.
According to Chief Librarian Ms. Suzanne Greenaway, over the past few months there has been an increase in requests for library cards at the Road Town Public Library for use as national identification cards.
Ms. Greenaway explained, “The library card is restricted to the library services and should be used solely to borrow books or other reading materials.”