The Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Originally established as a teaching aid the Library has evolved into the Learning Resource Centre. Renamed in 2001, the Learning Resource Centre extends a variety of services to the staff and students of the Department as well as to local and regional information professionals.
Its mission is to meet the teaching and research needs of the Department and support the education of information professional to address problems relating to the access and management of information in the region.
Opening Hours and Policies governing the use of the centre
Contains information on hours of access to services, collection and resources, as well as the policies governing access.
The Collections, Resources and Services:
Details on the scope of the collection and the services provided. Some of our resources are currently available only on the Centre’s online public access catalogue. However, the Learning Resource Centre is currently undergoing an automation effort, which at its completion will integrate our collection with the University’s library’s OPAC (online public access catalogue) which is accessible from anywhere on or off campus
The Learning Resource Centre Lending Policies
The library provides databases of the resources in its collection. These databases include:
• CATALOG - the book collection,
• CSTUDIES - postgraduate and undergraduate research papers and studies,
• CHIRES - Caribbean Children's Literature,
• LIBLIT - conference proceedings, articles, etc.,
• SERMAN - serials management ,
• CDROM - CD-ROMs held in the collection.
These databases are currently available only on the Centre’s online public access catalogue. However, the Learning Resource Centre is currently undergoing an automation effort, which at its completion will integrate our collection with the University’s library’s OPAC (online public access catalog) which can be accessed from anywhere on or off campus.
All materials in the centre are for use within the centre except for the collections listed below:
Periodicals Collection: Users may borrow up to two periodicals from this collection, by signing the Journal Register in the RBC.
Reading Room Collection: Up to two (2) books can be borrowed from this collection, for a one (1) week period. Users must consult with the library assistant for charging and discharging loans from this collection. There is a fine of $20.00 per day or any part thereof for late returns.
Reserved Book Collection: Users may borrow up to two (2) items at a time for Overnight use. Items borrowed for Overnight loan, must be returned by 9:00 am the following morning. Special loan log books kept in the library assistant’s office must be filled out and handed in before any material is borrowed from this collection. There is a fine of $50.00 per day or any part thereof for late returns.
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am — 4:30 pm.
Copying services are also available at the Learning Resource Centre; photocopy cards are available for purchase at the Department’s Main Office (room 77). Please note however, only DLIS photocopy cards can be used with our machine.
Students are encouraged to use the other libraries on the Campus: the School of Education’s Documentation Centre, the Science Library and the Main Library.