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Research & Libraries

Welcome to The University of the West Indies Open Campus Saint Lucia Library


The UWI Open Campus Library provides you with FREE access to:

·         Online resources through UWILinC

·         Research and reference material

·         Free internet access

·         Reading facilities

·         Displays

·         Ebooks

·         Special collections (The Patricia Ismond collection and The Roderick Walcott collection)

·         Exhibitions

·         DVDs, CDs and films

Online Services

The library has a limited number of computers for patron use. All patrons can use the service for FREE to log on to the World Wide Web, type papers, and conduct research using UWILinC. The Library’s Internet Use Policy applies to all computer users and access is limited to one (1) hour based on the demand. Based on demand, time may be extended.

Wireless Internet Access

Patrons are also encouraged to make use of the Open Campus’ Wireless Services to gain access to the internet. Please ask the Librarian on duty for more information.

Office and Learning Software

All computers are equipped with the latest versions of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher etc are available).

Printing Services

Printing services are available at the library especially after normal office working hours. The Reception room of the Open Campus Saint Lucia also provides printing services to students from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Ask the librarian the rates for black and white and coloured prints.

Saving Documents

Patrons are asked to save documents on jump drives and other portable storage devices. Information saved on the computers will be deleted.

Online Research Resources

A number of online resources are available via UWILinC which can be accessed via the Open Campus website

A brief introduction to using UWILinC can be found here:

To access these resources, patrons must log in to the student portal using their user name (student ID number) and password. Note that some resources are only accessible within the Main Campuses of The University of the West Indies. Check the librarian with any queries.

Resources Accessible Outside the Library

The UWILinC (online database) is accessible to registered students of UWI anywhere in the world they may be. Simply log in to the UWI the Open Campus student portal using your user name and password. Resources include:

·         EBSCO Host

·         Proquest Database

·         Emerald Fulltext

·         OCLC First Search

·         Business Source Premier

and many more


ASK A Librarian?

If you have a reference query and cannot find what you are looking for, send an email, call or check with a librarian at the circulation desk. The UWI Open Campus Library will provide a response within 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) to your query.


Contact Information

Tel: 758- 452-3865/6 ext 2107

Fax: 758-452-4080