The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

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Summer Opening Hours


(Monday - Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Saturdays)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Sundays)
Closed

Semester Opening Hours


(Monday - Saturday)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
(Sundays)
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership
 
  STAFF AND STUDENTS
 
The Law Library is open to staff of the University of the West Indies and to registered graduate and undergraduate students of the University of the West Indies. A valid UWI ID is required to gain access to the library.

UWI Cave Hill students studying law are required to attend an orientation session before registering to use the library. These orientation sessions are held during the first two or three weeks of the academic year, depending on demand for the sessions.
 
 
NON-UWI USERS
 
Non-UWI users include members of the general public, private practitioners, accounting firms, other organisations and government departments given written permission by the Law Librarian. Permission is not given automatically and may be denied to persons who on previous occasions have failed to abide by the Law Library’s rules or have been uncooperative and discourteous to Law Library staff.

Non-UWI users, both overseas and local, must deposit a sum of BDS$200.00 to a deposit account. The cost of any copying done on their behalf is deducted from this account. When the amount in a deposit account reaches BDS$25.00 a Non-UWI user is asked to provide another BDS$175.00. A Non-UWI user who wishes only to use the Law Library has to pay an annual fee of BDS$300.00. A table of all the fees can be found on the FEES page.

 
 BORROWING
Undergraduate Law Students
A maximum of two (2) items from the reserve collection on an overnight basis only.
Students not majoring in Law with valid UWI ID cards are only permitted use of materials within the Law Library.
Law School Students A maximum of two (2) items from the reserve collection on payment of BDS$50.00 deposit.
Postgraduate Law Students
A maximum of two (2) items from the reserve collection on an overnight or weekend basis.
A maximum of two (2) textbooks and treatises from the open shelves for up to two (2) weeks.
Professional Library Staff
A maximum of two (2) items from the reserve section on an overnight or weekend basis.
A maximum of two (2) textbooks and treatises from the open shelves for up to two (2) weeks.
The total number of overnight and open shelf items, which professional Library staff may have on loan at any time, is 4 items.
Part-Time Tutors
 
A maximum of two (2) items from the reserve collection on an overnight or weekend basis.
A maximum of two (2) textbooks and treatises from the open shelves for up to two (2) weeks.
Teaching Staff
Professors/Senior Lecturers/Lecturers
 
A maximum of ten (10) items. Two (2) reserve items on an overnight or weekend basis.
They may also have on loan up to eight (8) textbooks and treatises from the open shelves for up to six weeks.
Non-UWI Users A maximum of two (2) textbooks and treatises from the open shelves for up to two (2) weeks.
No borrowing privileges from the reserve section or from the unreported cases, law reports, statutes, periodicals or reference sections.

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 PHOTOCOPYING FOR UWI DEPARTMENTS & LIBRARIES

 

If material is needed by a department or the Main or other library at the Cave Hill Campus, a photocopying form is completed, signed by the Head of that Department. An account number is put on the form. This is treated as an invoice and sent to the Bursary for payment. If the form is not signed by the Head of Department then the requestor must pay for the material personally.
For Libraries at Mona, St. Augustine and Cave Hill, an invoice is prepared and sent with any materials copied. Requests for short articles may be sent gratis with the permission of the Law Librarian.
 
 Please note this policy does not apply to:
 
The College of Bahamas
The Eugene Dupuch Law School
The Hugh Wooding Law School
The Norman Manley Law School
The University of Guyana
 
Clerical staff should pass any requests received from other libraries to the Public Services Librarian and it is the above guidelines which will be employed in relation to photocopying.

 

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The Faculty of Law Library
Tel: (246) 417-4250/51
Fax: (246) 424-1318 Email: lawlib@cavehill.uwi.edu