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CLR James Cricket Research Centre


About the Cricket Research Library

The Cricket Research Library

The CLR James Cricket Research Centre Library is situated on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies.  It has been named in honour of Cyril Lionel Robert James, a great Caribbean scholar and an icon of cricket studies in the world.  The library is located near the main entrance, opposite the 3 Ws Oval.

Virtual Library Tour 

A great way to experience studying and researching in the CLR James Cricket Research Centre is through a visit and a tour. If this is not possible we invite you to take a virtual tour of the library. 



The Centre primarily serves the information and research needs of the faculty, students and staff of the University of the West Indies as well as a select cricketing public.  Patrons will need a valid UWI identification card to use the library. 

The Collection and Resources

The CLR James Cricket Research Centre Library is an open and closed stack facility. The Reference collection is housed in the Reading Room.  The West Indian, archival and rare book collection are housed in closed access stacks.
The collection includes monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, newspaper clippings, journal articles, video tapes and DVDs. The Centre’s special holdings include the CLR James manuscript for ‘Beyond a Boundary’, newspaper clippings of West Indian cricketers in England during the war years, photographs, letters, paintings and postcards and rare books. The library also houses Stephen Alleynes’s Papers and a collection from Sir Pelham “Plum” Warner’s Archives.

There is also a digitized collection of the Barbados Cricketers’ Annual dating from 1896-1913 which can be accessed from workstations at the CLR James Cricket Research Centre only.


Online Catalogue

There is an online catalogue which is available in the library.  The library uses the Library of Congress Cataloguing Scheme.  

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Library Tips

Feeling stuck with your research? We can help! Schedule an appointment for a research consultation with the Librarian, in person, email or on the phone.

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CLR James Cricket Research Centre
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