Library

The library is located on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. The primary goal of the library is the advancement of the learning, teaching and research activities of the staff and students of the Norman Manley Law School.

The holdings of the library comprise primary and secondary materials i.e. legislation, law reports (including unreported judgments) serials and treatises from several Caribbean territories and other commonwealth jurisdictions, as well as special collections of unpublished local legal material. Available material is primarily in print and to a lesser degree, on CD-Rom.

The library provides reference services, inter-library loans, literature searches, accepts queries by telephone, facsimile or e-mail and responds accordingly. Photocopying facilities are available as are in-house databases providing access to the library's catalogue, summaries of local unreported judgments, Caribbean legislation, local law reports and serial holdings. Material is also accessible through online databases to which the library subscribes.

Associated with the Library is the Norman Washington Manley collection which contains books, medals, photographs, documents and memorabilia which belonged to or concerned the late Norman Washington Manley O.N., Q.C. M.M., National Hero 1893-1969, for whom the Law School is named.

Membership

  1. The Library is open to all registered students of the Law Schools, members of the academic and administrative staff of the Council of Legal Education and such other persons who may, at the discretion of the Librarian, be granted permission to use it.
  2. Visiting research workers, members of other academic institutions and attorneys at law may be granted library privileges on the recommendation of the Principal, a member of the academic staff or at the discretion of the Librarian.
  3. Other persons may be permitted to use the Library for reference purposes at the discretion of the Librarian.

Opening Hours

Unless otherwise stated, the Library is open during the hours stated below:

Terms I, II And III And Easter Vacation

Mondays to Fridays: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Saturdays : 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Sundays: 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Summer Vacation

Mondays to Fridays 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The Library is closed on Public Holidays throughout the year.

Contact The Library

Telephone: (876) 927-1235/927-1899
Fax: (876) 977-1012
E-mail: byron.palmer@uwimona.edu.jm