Digital Collections - The National Library of Jamaica

[ Jamaican Biographies | Digital Images Collection | Picture Dis | Riots and Rebellions | Slave Trade | Google Books – Jamaica | dLoc ]


The National Library of Jamaica’s (NLJ) holdings constitute the most comprehensive collection of Jamaican documentary offering an invaluable representation of Jamaica’s history and heritage. To enhance access to its rich and varied collections, the National NLJ has digitized thousands of historical photographs, prints, drawings, pamphlets, programmes, manuscripts, books, rare maps and other rare and unique materials. The vast majority of these images are freely available online for public access and has been grouped into the following categories:

Jamaican Biographies These online biographical notes highlight noteworthy Jamaican and Caribbean people. It encompasses a brief overview of the person and digitized newspaper clippings, programmes, pamphlets and other miscellaneous documents contained in the vertical files at the National Library of Jamaica. Other personalities who have significant influence on Jamaica are also highlighted. [See more]

Digital Images Collection This is a catalogue of digitized images from the photograph collection of the National Library of Jamaica. This database provides greater access to Jamaica’s rich heritage through the image collection. [See more]

Picture Dis Picture Dis is a collection of images highlighting people, places, and products of Jamaica. It is hosted on Flickr. [See more]

Riots and Rebellions Riots and Rebellions is a digitized collection of resources from the National Library of Jamaica. The collection brings together resources related to two landmark events in Jamaica’s history: • 1831 Sam Sharpe Rebellion / Baptist War • 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion [See more]

Slave Trade The Slave Trade collection is a bibliography commemorating the abolition of the slave trade in the West Indies. It includes a selected number of full-text items as well. [See more]

Google Books – Jamaica This is a collection of copyright free books about Jamaica which have been digitized by Google. We have gathered them in this location for you with the kind permission of Google Books. The books in this collection are largely 18th and 19th century publications and as such are largely about Slavery, Emancipation and Colonial Rule. [See more]

dLoc NLJ has been a partner with the dLOC since its inception in 2008 in making accessible, globally, resources of the NLJ which are of cultural, heritage and historical significance.