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Law Library Services


Photocopying, Printing and Scanning Services - UWI Users

Registered students to the University are automatically given a print/photocopy account. The library provides photocopying, printing and scanning services. Patrons may photocopy, print or scan materials they require. Students who wish to copy, print or scan, can do so by adding funds to their student print/copy accounts. This can be done at the Law Library, the Campus Bursary or the Sidney Martin Library.

To enable printing or copying from any computers or copiers on campus, the student must go to the Issue Desk staff, present a valid UWI ID card, and a minimum of $5.00 can be put on to their printing/copying account.
  • Photocopying (students) costs 25¢ per exposure.
  • Printing (students) costs 15¢ per exposure.
  • Scanning (students) costs 25¢ per exposure.

Printing, photocopying or scanning is facilitated using computers or copiers available in the library or computer lab. Step-by-step instructions on how to use the machines are located beside each machine and the Library's knowledgeable staff will also assist patrons.

All users are expected to locate and copy their own material.

Wireless printing is currently not available.

How to use the Papercut print/photocopy service

  • Enter your UWI ID number and assigned password in the copier.
  • If the password does not work, please check with the Issue Desk for help, since re-entering an invalid password too often will cause a temporary shut down of the system.
  • Follow instructions on screen carefully.
  • When you have finished your photocopying press END. Please report any problems with the system to the Issue Desk. DO NOT attempt to fix problems.


Photocopying Services - Non-UWI Users 

Photocopying services are available to Non-UWI users (local and overseas). Copying done by the Law Library for a non-member of the University, is charged at 55¢ per exposure.

The cost of copying done by patrons on their own behalf in this category is 40¢ per exposure. All users copying for themelves are expected to locate and copy their own material. Knowledgeable staff can provide assistance with the location of materials and how to use the photocopier.

Cashier points for Printing and Photocopying
  •  Bursary cashier
  •  Law Library
  •  Sidney Martin Library

Printing and Copying Charges
Microfilm/Microfiche printing 55¢ per exposure
Photocopying (non-students) 40¢ per exposure
Photocopying (done by library staff) 55¢ per exposure
Scanning (non-students) 40¢ per exposure
Scanning (done by library staff) 55¢ per exposure
NB These charges are for both letter-sized and legal-sized paper


Self-Check Machine Service

The Law Library is now equipped with a Self-Check Machine, allowing patrons with borrowing privileges to check-out on their own, any Open-Shelf (2-weeks’ loan books) that they wish to borrow/have on loan. (Note: Reserve/Overnight books are not self-checked out.) The service is used in addition to the normal check-out methods at the library’s Circulation Desk. Staff will provide any assistance which patrons may need to help them utilize this new service.
  This is the first of its kind in the University Libraries system using RFID technology.
Instructions on how to use the self check machine: 

Click here for instructions on how to check out items.
Click here for instructions on how to renew items
Click here to view a sample receipt
Click here for FAQs

Current highlights of the machine are:
  • Patrons can check-out open-shelf books anytime during library hours.
  • Patrons can renew their book loans up to the maximum times allowed.
  • Patrons owing fines can view the amount owed.
Features not currently allowed:
  • Return books using the machine. Please return your books to the library’s Circulation Desk or use the Book Return when the Library is closed.
  • Patrons must pay their fines at the Circulation Desk.
For further information on how to use the self-check machine, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, or ask at the Circulation Desk.

Document Delivery / Xerox Account

This service is provided for local and overseas patrons who are desirous in obtaining materials from the library. First a photocopying account must be created with a minimum of Bds$200.00. The cost of copying and delivering materials (via fax, post or email) is deducted from this account. When the account is depleted to Bds$75.00, the account user is asked to provide funds to replenish/top-up the account.

Microfilm/Fiche Service

The Law Library has several of its serials titles in microform format, and as such the library provides a microfilm/fiche reader/printer service for its patrons. Copies can be made at a cost of 55¢ per exposure. The library staff will train users how to use the machine.


Book drop
There is a book drop located next to the Law Library's entrance for returning material when the Law Library is closed. The book drop facility is closed when the Law Library opens at 9:00 am. Books would then have to be dropped off inside the Law Library before the deadline for returning books at 10:00 am.


Learning Commons

In addition to regular seating throughout the library, the Law Library Learning Commons can be found at the lower level of the library. This space has been transformed into an open floor layout with comfortable seating, conducive to a more relaxed and easier manner of study and it features:

Collaborative Areas
Seating in this area consists of: (1) Adjustable, ergonomic, office-chairs plus high tables equipped with electrical outlets. (2) Sectional sofas and table rests. (3) Singular chairs with attached table rests, which allows for students to sit and study collectively or singularly in comfort. (4) A solo work/study booth featuring an adjustable table-arm (angle and height) as well as a footrest is also located here.


Group Study Rooms (Reservation/Bookings Apply)
These two (2) rooms are designated as spaces which students (a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of eight (8) persons) can use as a place to be able to have discussions when working together as groups, whether to prepare for assignments, classes, exams, presentations or other class projects. The room is equipped with a smart television, whiteboard for writing and a tool-kit for users. Bookings/Reservations are done at the Circulation Desk by Law Students.

Training Center
This space for seminars, training sessions or workshops, features seating for 16 persons. The room is equipped with a multifunction smart projector which utilises a Screenshare function using smart devices (Android phones, Laptops or Tablets) via WiFi or through USB drives via the USB ports, to present or share information onscreen. Booking of this room is done through the Admin section of the Library. Permission may be granted to Lecturers and non-UWI users on a case by case basis.

Technology & Innovation Support Center (TISC)

Computers and Wireless

The Law Library is equipped with 22 computers for student use only. Three (3) of these are primarily for catalogue searches. The others are for general use. UWI Cave Hill students must obtain a user name and password from the Campus IT Services to log on to the computers. There is a wireless network available throughout the Law Library and the University which will allow access to the University Network as well as the Internet.


Semester / Yearly Lockers
Lockers are provided in the students' lobby and are available for a rental for Bds$10.00 per semester (September - December 22 or January - May 31) and Bds$20.00 per academic year (September - May). Students who have rented on a semester or yearly basis must remove their locks from the lockers by December 22 or June 15 after the rental period, or the locks will be removed by the Law Library to facilitate any locker maintenance. (Please note: There is no reserving or pre-paying for lockers)

Daily Lockers
There are lockers for rent on a daily basis (Beside the library's entrance) for a fee of BDS$ 1.00 per day (9:00 am - 10:45 pm) These are available on a first come, first serve basis to all patrons of the library. No reserving or pre-paying.