CNCF supports the work of several local writers and their publications, many of which are listed on and can be purchased from the CNCF shop. Pick up our latest publication from the CNCF offices: Vol. 4 of FOUNDATION The Arts & Culture Journal of the Cayman Islands, supported by Appleby.


The CNCF Research Library


The Cultural Foundation has a small reference library that is open to the public. The library includes a Cayman Collection and Caribbean Collection of various works such as fiction, plays and children’s books. The library also has a wider collection of all types of literature.  As well there are audio and video recordings, which include the music of the late Radley Gourzong and other Caymanian musicians. A few video recordings of CNCF productions are also available.

As this is a reference library, all material must be viewed at the library, which is located in the CNCF offices at the F.J Harquail Cultural Centre, 17 Harquail Drive, second-floor of the Harquial Studio Building.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Opening Hours?

9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays. It’s advisable to call a day or so in advance to request an appointment to come in and view the materials of particular interest.

Who can access? Do I need a membership card?

Any member of the public may also browse the library during openeing hours. No membership card is required but you must provide your contact information.

What do I do if I would like to add my book to the library?

Book donations are always appreciated. Just drop off the book at the CNCF office with your contact information.

What kinds of books are accessible?

There is a small Cayman Collection, Caribbean Collection and General Fiction and Non-Fiction Collections. In addition, there are audiovisuals of CNCF Programmes and Events and some commercial videos, DVDs, and CDs. View the card catalogue for a complete listing of all processed materials.

May I take the book home?

As the CNCF library is a research library and not a lending library, materials must be used in the CNCF office. On special request, permission may be granted to take some limited materials home for a two-week period.

May I purchase any of the books?

CNCF publishes an arts and cultural journal as well as books by local authors. Visit our Shop to see what books are for sale.