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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.
A Model of the Library Before Construction of the First Extension
Construction of the Library (1969-1970)
The Original Library on the Quadrangle at Night (1960-1983)
After the First Extension (1983-1994)
The Main Library at St. Augustine (1995-Present)

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History of The Alma Jordan Library -- Selected Milestones

Resources & Services

On | Off Campus Services

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

Please note that:

The following services have been restored: i) Book Returns; ii) Tablet Device Returns and Loans (via The AJL's Off-Campus Service Desk, Sir Arthur Lewis (SAL) Hall, St John’s Road, St Augustine). For more information, click here.


The following services have been restored and resumed: Book Requests and Pick-Up, i.e. borrowing/lending of print materials (via The AJL's Off-Campus Service Desk, Sir Arthur Lewis (SAL) Hall, St John’s Road, St Augustine). For more information, see here (or check out the Borrowing | Lending and Returns | Fines tabs on this page).


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 and a member of the Library's team will respond. 

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

Borrowing | Lending (Request & Pick Up Service)

AJL Book Loans Resumption


Returns | Fines

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



Returns (Print Items)

  • Days: Tuesday – Thursday (except public holidays)
  • Times: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
  • Location: Recreation Room, The Sir Arthur Lewis Hall of Residence (SAL), St. John's Road, St. Augustine
  • Directions:
    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







  • 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.



  • After returning your overdue library books, please contact the Circulation & Access Services Division -- via email at -- to confirm your fines before proceeding to make your fine(s) payment. For a downloadable flyer with the same, click here.



Verification & Fines Payment Options

Tablet Loans | Returns | Fines

AJL Resumption of Tablet Loans Flyer - Update - Sept 060921

Clearance (Caution Money)

To request Library clearance (as it relates to the refund/transfer of caution money), please go to: Complete and submit the online form. 

For comments, questions and concerns, kindly contact us via email at

Locate Items

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:

Locate More

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:

West Indiana | Special Collections

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

Useful links:


Please click on a link to jump to relevant section: Accessing UWI Theses | Thesis-Checking

Accessing UWI Theses

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


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:

Research Assistance

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

Consultations | Instructional Sessions

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


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 (Ask a Librarian/LibChat)

The Alma Jordan Library is pleased to announce the extension of our “Ask Us” online chat service. The Chat service is now available from Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the semester. 

This service provides users with immediate responses to questions as they engage in real-time with a library staff member. In addition to the chat service, users can find answers to their Frequently Asked Questions at:

Ask Us (Frequently Asked Questions)

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