User Services


Registration is automatic once registered with the University as full-time staff or student.

The following categories of users will be permitted to borrow from the Library:

  • Registered UWI Students
  • UWI Faculty (full and part time)
  • UWI Staff
  • Open Campus Students

The following categories of users may be registered as eligible to use the library facilities for reading and reference:

  • UWI Alumni
  • Participants in Short Courses
  • Other persons requesting use of the Library for reading and reference purposes may be admitted according to their specific needs, and at the discretion of the Librarian.

All UWI students must present a valid UWI identification card to use the library.

UWI Alumni must present a valid Omega Alumni Membership card (Annual, Associate, and Honorary).

External users are required to pay a non-refundable fee of fifty ($50) dollars and will be allowed to use the library for a period of two weeks. Students of non-UWI tertiary institutions and secondary school students must present a letter from their institution stating they are bona fide students. A limited number of students will be allowed to use the library at any given time.


Four (4) print/copy machines are available in the library. They are self-service machines, which are operated by Smart ID Cards. Paper Cut Copy cards are also on sale at the Circulation Desk.

Library users wishing to print from a flash drive also have access to a stand-alone computer/printer station. External library users are required to purchase a Paper Cut card and units to be able to use the print station.  The Paper Cut cards are paid for and activated at the circulation desk.

The cost of printing/copying is $0.25 per page for black and white and $4.00 per page for color. Students’ accounts will be set up on their Smart ID cards. They can add money to their accounts as needed. However, unused funds cannot be refunded.

Library Orientation

Library orientation sessions are organized for all incoming students of the School of Education. These sessions are scheduled at the beginning of the academic year, and consist of an introduction to the library’s services and facilities and a library tour. 

Information Literacy Sessions

Information Literacy sessions are held in September/October of the new academic year. Incoming students are trained in the use of the OPAC, the library’s electronic resources, and UWI Linc. Students are also taught the fundamentals of copyright, plagiarism and the fundamentals of APA Style.

Inter-Library Loans

Research material that is not available from the library’s collection may be obtained from other libraries through an interlibrary loan facility. Materials are sourced from libraries nationally, regionally, and internationally.

To request an inter-library loan or copies of articles not available at the Library, patrons should complete the Interlibrary Loans/Document Delivery Request Form and return it to the Librarian.

Every attempt is made to obtain requested material as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Students are not charged for materials borrowed through ILL/DD


Items that are held by the library which are not available on the shelves can be obtained by completing a request slip. After placing, request, users should make periodic checks for request in the list of filled Requests, which is placed at the Circulation Desk. Users can also track their requests via UWI Student Email.

Overnight Book Deposit

DSC01205BookdepositA book return facility can be accessed from outside the Library. This facility is clearly marked “BOOK DEPOSIT” and is located at the Guard Booth. This facility can be used to return items on days when the library is closed.


DSC01211LockersA limited number of lockers are available for students’ use. They can be rented daily at a cost of $2.00 per 4-hour session on a first come, first served basis, or by semester at a cost of $60.00 per semester.

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