Skip to main content

Faculty Resources and Services at the Medical Sciences Library: FACULTY WELCOME

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

ASK A LIBRARIAN!

Niala Dwarika-Bhagat


Librarian
Reference & Loans Unit
 

Contact Info
1-868-645-2640 ext 5247

The Medical Sciences Library
The University of the West Indies
St Augustine,
Trinidad and Tobago

Email Niala
Ask a Librarian

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Medical Sciences Library is located centrally in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies 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 4 seminar rooms as well as an audio-visual group-viewing room, each with seating for twenty-five (25) persons. There is also a Training Room equipped to facilitate activities related to the Library’s Information Literacy Programme.


STOCK

34,850 books

536 current journal 

2 newspaper subscriptions

6,900 bound serial volumes

electronic resources

+1,100 multimedia item

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 2,359 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.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN TEAM

Ernesta Greenidge
Head, Medical Sciences Library

Ernesta.Greenidge@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. 5247

 Marilyn Lewis
Librarian, Reference and Loans Unit 

Marilyn.Lewis@sta.uwi.edu
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5244

Michelle Gill
Librarian, Multimedia and Information Technology Unit

Michelle.Gill@sta.uwi.edu
Tel: (868)-645-2640 ext. 5253

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.