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The Medical Sciences Library: The Essential Guide for Faculty Members: WELCOME

This Libguide is designed to strengthen liaisons and linkages between the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Medical Sciences Library.

MEET THE LIBRARIAN

Niala Dwarika-Bhagat
Faculty Liaison Librarian

Contact Info
1-868-645-2640 ext 5247
The Medical Sciences Library
The University of the West Indies
St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

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INTRODUCTION

MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, UWI ST AUGUSTINE

Academic, Senior Administrative, and Professional Staff of the Faculty of Medical Sciences including part-time and Honorary Lecturers may have on loan up to nineteen (19) items including serials. In case of special need, additional items may be loaned at the discretion of the Librarian. All loans are subject to recall by the Librarian at any time.
 

HOW CAN WE HELP?
We can assist with literature searching, reference, research, loans, quiet study space, document delivery and access to our e-resources including databases. These resources are available from within the Library or remotely. 

THE MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN TEAM

Elmelinda Lara
Senior Librarian I Medical Sciences Library

Elmelinda.Lara@sta.uwi.edu 
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5205/6

Niala Dwarika-Bhagat
Librarian, Reference and Loans Unit 

Niala.Dwarika-Bhagat@sta.uwi.edu 
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5244

 Ayaana Alleyne-Cumberbatch
Librarian, Reference and Loans Unit 

Ayaana.Alleyne-Cumberbatch@sta.uwi.edu 
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5220

 Marilyn Drayton-Andrews
Librarian, Acquisitions & Serials Unit 

Marilyn.Drayton-Andrews@sta.uwi.edu​  
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5218

HOURS OF OPERATION

Semester hours
Monday- Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              

Vacation hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 24/7 Service hours
Monday – Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Saturday: 12:30 pm. – 10:00 p.m.  
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Medical Sciences Library is located centrally in the Faculty of Medical SciencesThe University of the West Indies - Building 40 - at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Champs Fleurs, Trinidad and Tobago.

THE FACILITY

The Library has a total floor area of 3,000 square metres, located on one level, with seating for 270. Special facilities include 5 seminar rooms, each with seating for twenty-five (25) persons. There are two computer labs: a student land and  a Multipurpose Lab. 

STOCK

  • 34,850 books
  • 536 current journals 
  • 6,900 bound serial volumes
  • electronic resources
  • +1,100 multimedia items
  • The collection is classified according to the US National Library Medicine Classification (NLM) scheme.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

(1) West Indian Medical Collection  

(2) PAHO Collection

CLIENTELE

Approximately 2,400 registered users, which include Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) and other UWI staff/ students, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) staff, private healthcare practitioners, special groups and institutions.