The Alma Jordan Library of The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus (http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt) is organized into four Subject Divisions, Engineering, Science and Agriculture, Humanities, and Social Sciences. In addition, there are the Circulation and Access Services Division and the West Indiana and Special Collections Division.
During the academic year the service hours of the Alma Jordan Library are as follows:
|Mondays to Fridays
||8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
||12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
October 30th-December 16th 2012
Mondays to Thursdays
|8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
|Fridays to Saturdays
||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
|Tuesdays to Fridays
||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*Vacation hours will apply to the first week of each academic year
Undergraduate students may borrow up to twelve (12) items including serials. Total loan entitlements include four (4) Reserve items at any one time. These include two (2) Reserve items at a time either for use in the Library overnight as well as two (2) short loan items for three (3) or seven (7) days. Any variation of loan entitlements can be authorised by the Relief or Reference Librarian on duty.
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Users are required to return items by the date on the due date slip. Failure to do so will incur fines. Items returned in the deposit chute (east of main entrance) after the Library is closed will be checked in on the next business day.
Loans may be renewed in person; via the phone (Exts: 2132/4030) or email (email@example.com). Serials and overdue items cannot be renewed.
Users with fines of $1.00 or more are automatically blocked from borrowing. Users with overdue items from either the General or Reserve Collections will also automatically be blocked from borrowing. The maximum fine per item is $500.00. Failure to pay fines may result in loss of borrowing privileges and the placement of holds in the Banner system.
If the Alma Jordan Library does not own a book, journal or other materials required by a user, these materials can be borrowed from another library or purchased from a commercial document provider. See More >>
Two computer laboratories, STARRS and UEC provide users with access to Internet resources, specialized databases and electronic journals, an online catalogue (OPAC) and exam papers, email, productivity applications (WebCt; Microsoft Office; SPSS; Endnote; Ref. Manager); wireless networking services, and printing (black & white; colour).
During the semester, users can access STARRS and the undergraduate Reading Room when the Alma Jordan Library closes.
Access the UWI's print and electronic resources through the library's portal UWIlinc. Go to UWIlinc It is available from The Alma Jordan Library's website (www.mainlib.uwi.tt) and can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection. Users can login to the Alma Jordan Library UWIlinc to check their current loans and fines. This is done via the “Sign-in option on the UWIlinc. Students must use the same username and password required to MY STA.
Users can access over 125 online databases from the Alma Jordan Library’s website anywhere there is an Internet connection. Users can login using their ID number and date of birth as their user name and password respectively. Many of these databases contain full-text material. In instances where the full text of an article is not available online, it can be ordered.
Orientation tours are conducted for new students during the month of September at the beginning of each academic year.
Each Semester the Library runs a three-week instruction programme which is designed to assist the user in navigating to library resources and services.
Undergraduates may schedule individual appointments to consult Divisional Librarians at the start of their research. Librarians provide advice on the range of resources available in a specific disciple or subject area.
Reference services are provided on demand to undergraduates. Divisional Librarians provide individualized help in locating materials on any given topic. This can be done in person via the phone (Exts. 2132/4030) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Divisional Librarians can also assist students with the citation style for references and bibliographies. In addition, the Library has citation management software (Endnote, Reference Manager and Procite) that can create references and bibliographies.
Web-based guides for all users can be accessed on the Alma Jordan Library’s website. These guides, which are also available in print at the Help Desk, cover areas ranging from the different citation styles, listings of newly acquired journals and books in a particular subject area, to how to search online journal databases., etc. These guides can save the researcher's time.
The Library offers a range of reprographic services including self-service copy machines, copy cards and coins for use in photocopiers, and printers in STARRS and UEC. Scanning services as well as printing from microfilm is also offered for West Indiana materials.
For further information on any of these services please contact any of the following: