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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.

Resources & Services

The UWI St. Augustine Campus remains closed to students, and by extension The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) also remains closed to students. Therefore, our collections, facilities, and services are currently not accessible (from within the building) during this period. However, the Library’s staff is working diligently, both on-site and remotely, in order to support your education and research needs. 

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

Request and Pick Up Service

The Alma Jordan Library will now 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).

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: Circulations Counter, 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.

Guidelines for Tablet Loans

One of The UWI St. Augustine's 10 Commitments to Students is that Laptops and Tablets continue to be available on loan from the Campus. This is to help students navigate our new reality.

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 are kindly asked to email deputy.principal@sta.uwi.edu.
  • Students who have requested a Tablet will be required to sign a loan agreement there is no cost involved.
  • 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 renew thereafter.
  • Students are asked to present their valid UWI ID when collecting Tablets.

The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) will be facilitating the loan of these devices:

  • 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.

In this section:


Returns(Overdue)

Patrons are required to return all overdue books (AJL) to us no later than Thursday 15th October, 2020.  The stipulated fines will be applied to items not returned by that date. Refer to the following guidelines (for a downloadable flyer with the same, click here).

Kindly note that this applies to staff and students currently based in Trinidad and Tobago.

Refer to the following guidelines.

Staff drop off point:

  • Location: Circulation & Access Services Help Desk, Ground FloorThe Alma Jordan Library

Student drop off point:

  • 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

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

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.

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.


Returns (Regular)

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

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

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.

Note: 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.

 

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.

Should you have any comments, concerns or questions, please email 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:

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

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: 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:

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:

Highlights

AJL - Overdue Books Flyer - 300920
Tablet Loans Flyer - 150920
Request and Pick Up Flyer - 150920
AJL Returns Flyer - 150920
Ask A Librarian (Screenshot)
Databases
Databases (Screenshot)
E-books (Screenshot)
Research Guides
LibGuide -- Databases A-Z: Special Offers (Screenshot)

Latest Updates

  • Visit the Orientation tab and check out our Know Your Library Orientation 2020 video. 
  • Visit the following tabs under Resources & Services (this page):
    • On-site Access
    • Borrowing | Lending (extended hours)
    • Clearance (Caution Money)
    • Tablet Loans
    • Returns | Fines (extended hours; overdue books)

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