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West Indies & Special Collections Opening Hours

West Indies & Special Collections Opening Hours 

Operation hours
Semester 1 and Semester 2 
Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed / Online Access Only

West Indies & Special Collections Frequently Asked Questions

Digitization of the WISC Newspapers

Digitization was identified as the most immediate solution to improve visibility and increase access to the hidden WISC Newspaper collection. Digitization is recognized as a tool to stimulate usage within special collections.  This is in support of the Mona Library’s intent to make its resources available anywhere, anytime.

For more information on accessing the resources available through the West Indies and Special Collections (WISC), please contact us via email at


Rules and Regulation

The West Indies & Special Collections aims to provide an environment conducive to research. In order for everyone to enjoy this benefit, all users are required to observe the following rules and regulations:

  • Present a valid UWI identification or permission card to access our resources
  • Keep cellular phones on vibrate or silent while in the WISC and step outside for phone conversations
  • Seek permission for filming and taking of photographs within the WISC
  • No conversation is permitted
  • WISC material is not to be removed from the Reading Room
  • Refrain from marking, defacing, or damaging the WISC property
  • Guard all possessions such as laptops, cellular phones, or books brought into or borrowed from the Library against theft or damage. The Library will not be held responsible for loss/losses incurred

Introduction to UWIlinC

UWIlinC brings together UWI information resources from across the English-speaking Caribbean in all formats including UWI's intellectual output, subscribed resources (electronic journals, databases, electronic books) and the catalogues for all four UWI campuses.