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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Semester Opening Hours

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

Summer Opening Hours

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

Once a student is registered at the University, that student is automatically given a printing account. To enable printing from any computer lab on campus the student must go to one of the issue desk staff, present a valid UWI ID card and put a minimum of $10.00 on to the account.
The library provides a photocopying service at a cost of 25 cents per exposure. All users are expected to locate and copy their own material. Copying done by the Law Library for a non-member of the University, is charged at 40 cents per exposure. There is a 35% surcharge on photocopying for institutions and individuals outside the University.
Students who wish to copy 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 Main Library. Instructions on how to use the machines are posted next to the machines. Please follow these instructions. This new photocopying service (EQUITRAC System) came into effect from Semester I of the 2010 – 2011 academic year. Persons who still have vendor cards which were used for the old copying system, will have the unused funds on the card added to their print account.

How to use the EQUITRAC Machine 
If you have a Xerox card previously purchased from the Issue Desk, return it to the Issue Desk and any remaining funds will be transferred to your account.
  • 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 finish your photocopying press END. This is the F3 key. Please report any problems with the system to the Issue Desk. DO NOT attempt to fix problems.
 NB: These instructions are also posted next to each machine.
Cashier points for Printing and Photocopying
  •  Main Library
  •  Law Library
  •  Bursary section

Printing from a computer

15¢ per exposure

Photocopying (students)

25¢ per exposure

Microfilm/Microfiche printing

35¢ per exposure

Photocopying (non-students)

40¢ per exposure

NB These charges are for both letter-sized and legal-sized paper

The Law Library now has several of its serials titles in microform format, and as such the library provides a microfilm/fiche reader/printer service for its clientele.
Copies can be made at a cost of 35 cents per exposure. All users are expected to do their own copying. The library staff will train users how to use the machine.
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.
(See FINES for additional information on late return of books)
The Law Library is equipped with 26 computers for student use. Four (4) of these are primarily for catalogue searches. The others are for general use. UWI Cave Hill staff and students must obtain a user name and password from the Computer Centre 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.

Lockers are provided in the students' lobby and are available for a rental of $20.00 per academic year, i.e. from August to May. Students must remove their locks from the lockers by June 15 or the locks will be removed by the Law Library.
The Faculty of Law Library
Tel: (246) 417-4250/51
Fax: (246) 424-1318 Email: