Vision & Mission

The School of Education Library is committed to the support of the overall vision , mission, and program of the University of the West Indies, the Faculty of Humanities and Education in general, and the School of Education in particular. Our commitment is demonstrated via the production and maintenance of library services geared towards retrieval, acquisition, preservation and dissemination of information in its various forms. The staff is here to serve you and we hope that you will feel welcome and at home in the library.

General Collection

The General Collection contains approximately 25,000 volumes.

Subjects covered include:

  • Assessment
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Curriculum Planning and Development
  • Mathematics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Administration
  • Nursing Research and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Educational Research
  • Reading
  • Educational Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Sociology of Education
  • Health and Family Life Education
  • Special Education
  • Human Resource Management
  • Teacher Education.


There are over 275 titles in the Journal Collection, about 57 of which are current subscriptions. A printed list of holdings is available at the periodicals counter and at the Circulation Desk. The most recent issues of selected titles are displayed.

West Indian Material

The West Indian Collection includes publications with special emphasis on education in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. . It consists of books, staff publications, conference reports, statistical documents, theses and government publications. Selected titles are available on short loan

School of Education Research Projects

The School of Education Research Projects Collection consists of Dip. Ed. curriculum studies and M.Ed research papers. These are to be used in the library only.

 Audio Visual Material

The Audio-Visual Collection includes CDs that accompany books and a small number of DVDs and VHS videotapes.


The Library endeavors to maintain an atmosphere that is conductive to learning and research. For this reason users are expected to conform to certain standards of conduct to maintain the use and enjoyment of the Library by others.

The following conduct is to be observed within the Library:

  • The University requires that students display ID cards at all times. All library users must comply with this tule.
  • Quiet shall be observed at all times
  • The following are not permitted in the Library:
    • Disruptive behaviour
    • Children
    • Umbrellas
    • Bags
    • Food and drink
    • Use of cellular phones
    • Offensive or obscene language or actions
    • Solicitation or selling of any kind
    • Theft, mutilation or defacement of library property
    • Removal of any library property without the authorization of library staff or through the library's lending procedures
    • Entering a non-public area without permission of the library staff
  • The Library is a smoke-free area and smoking is strictly forbidden
  • Copyright regulations must be adhered to
  • Books, periodicals, etc. taken from shelves and used in the Library should be left on the tables after use and NOT replaced on the shelves
  • Users leaving the Library must show all books, folders, periodicals, papers, etc. to the security staff. Users may also be required to open for inspection any receptacle carried out of the Library
  • Any other behaviour that interferes with the right to others to enjoy and use the Library is not permitted

All members of the Library and security staff are empowered to require users to comply with these rules.

The Librarian shall at all times have authority to maintain good order in the Library and may exclude from it or suspend from its use any user who breaks these rules.

Persons who infringe on library rules may have their loan and computer privileges suspended upon the discretion of the Librarian.