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COVID-19: The Alma Jordan Library's Resources & Services (STA): Home

This guide offers up-to-date information on the resources and services as offered by The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) during the COVID-19 global health crisis.

Latest Updates

  • Visit the following tabs under Resources & Services (this page):
    • On | Off Campus Services
    • Borrowing | Lending 
    • Returns | Fines
    • Tablet Loans | Returns
    • Theses
    • Ask Us
  • Refer to the Highlights tab for an overview of core resources and services.

Resources & Services

The UWI St. Augustine Campus has reverted to working remotely and by extension, The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) staff will be working remotely until further notice. 

In light of this development, physical access to The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) and its associated services such as Book Requests, Pick-Up and Returns, and Tablet Device Loans (via The AJL's Off-Campus Service Desk, Sir Arthur Lewis (SAL) Hall, St John’s Road, St Augustine) are suspended until further notice. Kindly also note that as a result of this closure, Library materials will be granted an amnesty on fines from May 04, 2021 until further notice

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You are encouraged to take full advantage of the Library’s wealth of online resources, Ask a Librarian (LibChat) service, FAQs, and other electronic services.

Please be assured that the Library's team will be working remotely to support your teaching and learning needs. You may continue to send your email queries to us via CAS@sta.uwi.edu and a member of the Library's team will respond. 

Do periodically monitor the Library’s website, COVID-19 Resources & Services Guide (here), and Facebook page for updates on our remote resources and services.

THESE SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Request and Pick Up Service

The Alma Jordan Library will be accepting requests for the loan of library materials from current staff and students for pick up. Refer to the following guidelines (for a downloadable flyer with the same, click here).

Please click on a link to jump to relevant section: Request | Pick Up


Request

All requests should be emailed to CAS@sta.uwi.edu with the following key information:

  • Requesting Patron Information
    • First Name:
    • Last Name:
    • Telephone No.:
    • UWI Email Address:
    • UWI ID Number:
    • Faculty:
    • Status: Staff | Graduate Student | Undergraduate Student

Note: Students, you must be currently registered (inclusive of financial clearance) in order to access this service.

The following information must be provided for each title.

  • Required Title Information
    • Book/Journal Title:
    • Book Author(s)/Editor(s):
    • Call Number:
    • Publication Year:

Note: You may copy and paste this information from UWIlinC.


Pick Up

Items may only be collected upon notification from the Library to do so. Kindly adhere to the guidelines and the COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Masks, social distancing, and UWI ID cards are required.


  • Pick Up (Students)
    • Days: Tuesday – Thursday
    • Times: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
    • Location: Recreation Room, The Sir Arthur Lewis Hall of Residence (SAL), St. John's Road, St. Augustine
    • Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/88fkdMCjXKNBRvN99
      1. Starting at the Scotia Bank, St Augustine - located at the corner of St John’s Road and the Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

      2. Turn onto St. John’s Road and proceed in a northerly direction, until you see the UWI Open Campus building site on the left

      3. The SAL Hall is the light pink painted building on the right – the entrance to the Hall is a little further from the corner

  • Pick Up (Staff)
    • Location: Help Desk, Circulation & Access Services, Ground Floor, The Alma Jordan Library

For comments, questions and concerns, kindly contact us via email at CAS@sta.uwi.edu or telephone at (868) 662-2002, exts. 82132, 84030, or 82336.

THESE SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please click on a link to jump to relevant section: Returns | Fines


Returns

 

Students

The Alma Jordan Library will be accepting the return of library materials. Refer to the following guidelines (for a downloadable flyer with the same, click here).

  • Days: Tuesday – Thursday
  • Times: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Location: Recreation Room, The Sir Arthur Lewis Hall of Residence (SAL), St. John's Road, St. Augustine
  • Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/88fkdMCjXKNBRvN99
    1. Starting at the Scotia Bank, St Augustine - located at the corner of St John’s Road and the Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

    2. Turn onto St. John’s Road and proceed in a northerly direction, until you see the UWI Open Campus building site on the left

    3. The SAL Hall is the light pink painted building on the right – the entrance to the Hall is a little further from the corner

Please deposit your books in the bins provided at the location.

The books will be placed in a mandatory seven (7) day quarantine, after which they will be cleared from your name.

Kindly adhere to the guidelines and the COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Masks, social distancing, and UWI ID cards are required.

Staff

The UWI staff may return materials on Campus via the Library's Book Deposit Chute.

For comments, questions and concerns, kindly contact us via email at CAS@sta.uwi.edu or telephone at (868) 662-2002, exts. 82132, 84030, or 82336.


Fines

AS A RESULT OF THE LIBRARY'S CLOSURE, LIBRARY MATERIALS WILL BE GRANTED AN AMNESTY ON FINES FROM MAY 04, 2021 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

General

For specific fines (14 & 28 day General Loan items; Reserved Loan items [3 & 7 days; 3 hours; Overnight]; Recalled items), visit here and refer to the Fines tab.

Verification

After returning your overdue library books, please contact the Circulation & Access Services Division -- via email at CAS@sta.uwi.edu or telephone at (868) 662-2002, exts. 82132, 84030, or 82336 -- to confirm your fines before proceeding to make your fine(s) payment. For a downloadable flyer with the same, click here.

THESE SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Kindly note that only Tablets are currently available for loan.

Refer to the following guidelines. For a downloadable flyer with the same, click here.

  • Students in need of a tablet for Semester II are kindly asked to email deputy.principal@sta.uwi.edu.
    • Students who were granted device loans in Semester I are also required to email deputy.principal@sta.uwi.edu.
    • Students who have outstanding device loans from Semester I are required to return those devices before requesting access for Semester II.

Once your request has been approved, you will be contacted by The Alma Jordan Library (AJL):

  • Only registered and financially cleared students will be allowed to borrow a Tablet

  • Tablet loans will be for twenty-eight (28) days initially, with the option to request a renewal thereafter via an email - CAS@sta.uwi.edu

  • Students who have requested a Tablet will be required to sign a loan agreement

  • Students are asked to present their valid UWI ID when collecting Tablets

  • All Tablets are to be returned with all the device's peripheral parts including the original box

  • Please remove all your personal files and data stored on the device, before returning it

  • Kindly return the Tablet in the same sanitary condition in which it was loaned

  • Overdue Tablets incur fines of $20.00 per day

  • A replacement cost will be applied to lost and damaged Tablets, including all peripheral parts

The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) will be facilitating loans and returns of these devices from off-site:

  • Days: Tuesday – Thursday Times: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Location: Recreation Room (Library Circulation Area), The Sir Arthur Lewis Hall of Residence (SAL), St. John's Road, St. Augustine
  • Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/88fkdMCjXKNBRvN99
  1. Starting at the Scotia Bank, St Augustine - located at the corner of St John’s Road and the Eastern Main Road, St Augustine.

  2. Turn onto St. John’s Road and proceed in a northerly direction, until you see the UWI Open Campus building site on the left.

  3. The SAL Hall is the light pink painted building on the right – the entrance to the Hall is a little further from the corner.


For comments, questions and concerns, kindly contact us via email at CAS@sta.uwi.edu or telephone at (868) 662-2002, exts. 82132, 84030, or 82336.

To request Library clearance (as it relates to the refund/transfer of caution money), please go to: https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/libraryForms/view/5. Complete and submit the online form. 

For comments, questions and concerns, kindly contact us via email at CAS@sta.uwi.edu.

The AJL provides off-campus access to thousands of full-text electronic books, journals and more. 

If you are in need of assistance with locating materials, do:

As our on-site collections are currently not accessible, do also consider alternative, complementary resources (e.g. subscribed databases with enhanced content, free or open-access sources). The following research guides may be of interest:

If you are in need of assistance with locating materials, do:

Persons with queries are encouraged to contact West Indiana and Special Collections (WISC) by telephone at (868) 662-2002, exts. 83361, 84244 or email at wimail@sta.uwi.edu.


Useful links:

Accessing UWI Theses

Refer to the guidance provided here: Caribbean Research Databases: UWI Theses

 


Thesis-Checking

The Library scrutinises postgraduate theses to ensure that students comply with the requirements (format and arrangement) of The University's Thesis Guide (2015) and conform to the designated (by Faculty) Style Manual. These consultations will be offered by the Divisional Librarians using a range of web-based tools, but not limited to: e-mail, Google Hangouts/Meet, Skype and Zoom.

To request a thesis consultation, do:

If you are in need of individual assistance with locating materials, do:

Please click on a link to jump to relevant section: Consultations Instructional Sessions


Consultations

For more detailed queries, students and faculty may request individual appointments with the Divisional Librarians. Appointments will be offered in a range of web-based tools inclusive of, but not limited to: Blackboard Collaborate, Google Hangouts/Meet, Skype, and Zoom. To request an appointment, do:


Instructional Sessions

For guidance on locating, using and evaluating general and subject-specific information resources, students and faculty may request group instructional sessions with the Divisional Librarians. Sessions will be offered in a range of web-based tools inclusive of, but not limited to: Blackboard Collaborate, Google Hangouts/Meet, Skype, and Zoom. To request a session, do:

“Ask Us”an online chat service, is available during the semester, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This service provides users with immediate responses to questions in real-time with library staff on The AJL website: https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/ajl/

Users can also submit queries and find answers in the Frequently Asked Questions section here: https://bit.ly/2Jeub6Q

Ask Us (Frequently Asked Questions)