View information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Close Menu

Research & Libraries (St. Lucia)

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


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

  • Research and reference material
  • Free internet access
  • Reading facilities
  • Displays and Exhibitions
  • Past Papers
  • Ebooks
  • Special collections (The Patricia Ismond collection and The Roderick Walcott collection)
  • DVDs, CDs and films

Online Services

A number of online resources are available on the Open Campus Library and Information services webpage here:

Some are listed below for your information:

Ask A Librarian
You may chat with us live or send us an email. For more information on our Ask A Librarian service click here.

 Live Chat with a librarian | Email your questions to us

Guide to Database Searching
 Learn about search strategy, parentheses, Boolean searching and much more. 
For more information click here:

Guides and Tutorials  


UWI Thesis Guide  


Special Collections 

Past Examination Papers

UWIlinC online databases which includes EBSCO Host, Proquest, Emerald Fulltext and many more

General Reference

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

Site Library 

The site 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. 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 username (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 username 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 39406

Cell: 758-720-3365

Fax: 758-452-4080