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Sidney Martin Library

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The Library is open to all registered graduate and undergraduate students of the University, to all professional, academic, research and senior administrative staff, and to permanent administrative, technical and support staff of the University of the West Indies. A valid UWI ID is required to use the services of the library. UWI Cave Hill students are required to attend an orientation session before registering to use the Library. To arrange for an orientation session please contact Readers' Services.

Eligibility to use the SML for purposes of a space to study by members of the public is not granted.

Eligibility to use the SML for Reference purposes only is granted under the following conditions:
  • Members of the UWI Alumni.
  • Persons conducting research in their capacity as employees of private and government institutions.
  • Private and/or government institutional membership with a limit to 6 employees per institution
  • Six form students (weekend use only) who need to conduct research. Request to be supported by letter from relevant tutor of their school.
  • Graduate students attending overseas universities who are specifically conducting research of a Caribbean nature. Request must be accompanied by a letter from Supervisor with details on the nature of research being conducted. 
  • Faculty from overseas universities conducting research.

Eligibility for Borowing privileges is granted in exceptional cases and is considered on a case by case basis.

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