Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find a book at the UWI libraries?
  1. Search the library’s online catalogue or UWIlinC by author, title or keyword.
  2. Take a note of the Call #, use the Library Classification directory to determine on which floor item is located and go to the shelf to retrieve book.
  3. If item is in the "Course Reserves" collection, then you need to complete a form and give to library staff at the Circulation counter.

How long can I borrow these items?
It depends on the item.
  • Books/CDs from the general collection - 14 days
  • Course Reserve Collection items - 3 days; overnight, 3 hours in library use
  • Serials/Journals - 7 days

Do I need a library card to check out books?
No. You borrow books with your valid UWI student ID card.

Can I borrow videos and DVDs from the library?
No. They are for library use only.

How private are my circulation records? Do you keep track of all of the books I've checked out?
Your circulation records can be viewed by library staff and yourself.  Your library account lists all the books you borrowed.

What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan is a service whereby the library sources a book/article that is not in our collection.

How much does it cost to print?
  • Black & White
    • letter & legal - $0.25 cents per page
    • tabloid - $0.75 cents per page
  • Colour
    • letter & legal - $4.00 per page
    • tabloid - $7.00 per page


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