Services and Activities

Activities, services and responsibilities of the BNLSIS public and national branches

  • Issue International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) on behalf of CARICOM
  • Promote literacy and lifelong learning through educational tours and school visits
  • Update and publish Belize’s national bibliography
  • Assist with the development of community and school libraries through training and access to BNLSIS infrastructure
  • Conduct annual nationwide initiatives such as the Summer Reading program and a rotating story reading contest
  • Host ongoing programs for youth and elders including storytelling
  • Collect, preserve and conserve the national output
  • Provide access to Internet services; photocopying services; research assistance; and Community Information Services (via bulletin boards, pamphlets, etc.)