Trinidad and Tobago - Libraries and museums

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The National Library Complex, opened in 2003 in Port-of-Spain, is noted for its imposing architecture. It houses 442,000 volumes. The Port-of-Spain Public Library has 70,000 volumes. In San Fernando, the Carnegie Free Library functions as regional headquarters for rural library services to the south. The University of the West Indies main library in St. Augustine has more than 395,000 volumes. The National Museum and Art Gallery is located in Port-of-Spain, as is the Royal Victoria Institute Museum (1892), a general museum featuring local flora and fauna, crafts of the indigenous people, and a sampling of moon dust. The Trinidad childhood home of Nobel-winning author V.S. Naipaul is scheduled to become a museum.

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