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.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Semester Opening Hours

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

Library Policies
  • Eating and drinking are forbidden in the Law Library.
  • Sitting on tables, or propping feet on tables, chairs, etc. are forbidden.
  • Users are not permitted to talk on cellular phones, however texting is allowed.
  • Users are not permitted to lock the computers when they leave computer stations. If they do so, staff will disable the computers.
  • Students are not permitted to tamper with the Law Library's property.
  • Silence must be observed in the reading room. Any member of the  Law Library's staff and the security officer may remind users of the  need for silence.


  • Reasonable care should be exercised when using library books and materials.
  • No person should remove, destroy or mutilate any part of a book or other material belonging to the library.
  • Marking publications with pen or pencil is prohibited.
  • Stacking more than five volumes of reports or statutes on a desk for personal use will not be permitted.
  • Reports and statutes must be reshelved after use. Any steps necessary to alleviate the problem of untidiness in the library will be taken. This will include CLOSING THE LIBRARY for specified periods.


  • The bell is rung twice before closing.
  • Please note that loans to non-UWI users do not include unreported cases, law reports, periodicals, statutes, reference materials (including encyclopedias and digests in the R&S Section and bibliographies) nor reserve material with a yellow strip.
  • the first bell – 50 minutes before closing
  • the second bell – 30 minutes before closing
  • No borrowing whatsoever will be allowed after the second bell.
  • Readers are reminded that they must leave the Law Library by ten (10) minutes to closing time.



Unauthorised removal, minor damage or defacement of Law Library materials renders a user liable to a fine not exceeding Bds.$25.00, at the discretion of the Law Librarian.

The reader must pay the cost of replacing a lost or seriously damaged book or other item, in addition to any fine which the reader may have incurred before reporting the loss or damage.

(UWI Calendar, Vol 1., 1978, p. 129, Regulation 15).


If a student fails to return material borrowed for reading room use to the Issue Desk by the end of the day on which it is borrowed a fine of $5 for that day and $10 for each subsequent day that the book has not been returned to the Issue Desk must be paid.
The Faculty of Law Library
Tel: (246) 417-4250/51
Fax: (246) 424-1318 Email: