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General information

The Special Collections constitute a separate category of materials within the West Indiana and Special Collections Division.

These comprise materials such as:
Personal papers
Archival materials
Rare Books


Reprographic Services


Audio visual

Contact Us

Dr. Glenroy Taitt

Head, West Indiana and Special Collections

662-2002 Ext. 3506, 3361


Ms. Lorraine Nero

Special Collections Librarian

662-2002 Ext. 3599


Divisional email for enquiries:




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Access to the Collection

Hours of Operation

West Indiana Collection: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturdays 8:30-5:00 pm.

Special Collections: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Researchers wishing to consult Rare Books and Special Collections after 4:30.p.m. must obtain prior permission from the librarian(s) in WISC. For further information on the variations of the regular schedule click here 

  • The Collections are open to registered students and staff of The University of the West Indies and to visiting researchers.
  • Researchers can identify those items they wish to consult from printed guides and in-house databases; the books (including some of the rare books) are accessible via the Library's online catalogue. 
  • Researchers are required to consult the material in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • Researchers are allowed to bring only pencil, paper and/or a laptop computer into the Reading Room; erasers are not permitted.
  • We provide researchers with one folder or book for consultation at any one time.
  •  A member of staff is always available to provide assistance when consulting materials.


Latest News

 New Acquisitions

  • Raffique Shah’s Address delivered to Court Martial at the Town Hall, Port of Spain on January 12-13, 1971.
  • Joslynne Carr Sealey papers



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