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.)