Research & Libraries

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Belize Library

 

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Belize Library hosts the UWI collection in the country of Belize. UWI students can avail of these services on the presentation of a valid UWI ID card.

The opening hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday - 9 am - 1 pm

 

THE COLLECTION

The library’s collection comprises of all the documents gathered by The UWI, Open Campus, Belize to provide information to its users.

 The Collection is made up of the following components:

·         The General Collection

This collection covers subjects in all disciplines, without reference to a specific geographic area.

·         The Belize Collection

This collection covers subjects in all disciplines, but is limited to works done on Belize or by and about Belizeans. (Books, researches, thesis, etc.)

·         The West Indian Collection

This collection covers subjects in all disciplines and is limited to works on or about the West Indies. (Caribbean)

·         The University Collection

This collection includes all publications of/on The University of the West Indies.

·         The Vertical File

 

This is housed in the filing system kept in the library with other materials from all the different collections that needs special handling.  Past examination papers are also available for reference or copied.

 

·         Periodicals

The latest issues are on the display rack which includes the newspapers (local and regional).  The current three month issues are kept in the reading room.

·         Course Modules

Modules from courses offered at the Open Campus can also be found in the library.

·         Book Club

The UWI, Open Campus, Belize in collaboration with Krem TV has embarked on a project to bring together camaraderie with currently enrolled students of the UWI Belize Centre, UWI alumni and other interested members of the Belizean community at large to become members of the newly established UWI, Open Campus, Belize, Book Club which was inaugurated Dec. 10th, 2010.

This Club aims at encouraging its members to maintain and commence the good habit of reading books that are "outside of the box "and to expose readers to varying thoughts from national and international authors. Opportunities will also be available for promoting good reading habits, as well as socialization, holding discussions and debates and cohesiveness between and among its members.

 

·         Library Links

 

·         http://uwi.primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=CAV

 

·         http://www.dbzchild.org/index.php

 

·         http://www.nlsbze.bz/

 

·         http://www.belizearchives.gov.bz/