The University of Guyana Library


Hours of Operation

Branch Period Opening Hours Service Hours
Turkeyen Monday - Friday
Saturdays
8:30 – 22:00h
8:30 – 17:00h
9:00 – 22:00h
9:00 – 17:00h

 

During Vacation

Closing times may be reduced or extended during the vacation periods. Notices will be displayed on notice boards and on this web page under 'News' prior to the closure.

The Library is closed for one (1) week in December, during the main Christmas holidays.

 

On Public Holidays

The Library is closed on all public holidays.


FAQ

Can anyone join the University of Guyana Library?
All staff and students who are fully registered with the University of Guyana are allowed to join the Library. Visitors are allowed to join the library upon request based on the discretion of the University Librarian for a small fee.

In order to make a reservation, the student should complete a reservation card with the person’s name, author, title of book and the date by which the book should be collected. One week is given for the person to collect the book.

Students are required to pay a refundable cautionary deposit of $1,500 at the time of initial registration.

Patrons are asked to identify the material to be photocopied, complete the photocopy request form; pay the cost at the Circulation Desk (Fines Point); and uplift the photocopied item. Requests for photocopied items can also be sent via e-mail. Copyright regulations apply to the photocopying of items.
How do I renew a book?
A book can be renewed by visiting the library or by calling the Circulation Department and giving the following details such as: your name; author of the book; title of the book; the call number of the book and the date due.

To find books in the University of Guyana Library, use the library catalogue (searching either by author, title or subject). The catalogue will provide a classification number (call number) that would help you locate the book/books on the shelf in the various subject divisions. Persons residing overseas can request information of this nature via e-mail.

In order to access Library-subscribed electronic resources from on or off-campus you must collect the username and password from your faculty or the Learning Resource Centre.

All eligible users must register with the Library in order to use the facilities and borrow items.


 

Your University Library offers a number of services to help you get the most out of studying and research at University of Guyana. 

Circulation

The circulations services offered include loans, returns, and renewals.

 

Borrowing

All registered users must present a valid University ID card, in order to borrow Library materials.  Loan privileges are as follows:

  • UG Undergraduate students may borrow up to eight (8) items at a time, six (6) of those being materials which can be taken out of the Library.  They are allowed to borrow serials only for use in the Library.  Undergraduates can borrow two (2) Reserve items at a time.
  • UG Postgraduate students may borrow up to twelve (12) items at a time, ten (10) of those being materials which can be taken out of the Library.  They are allowed to borrow serials only for use in the Library.  Postgraduates can borrow two (2) Reserve items at a time.
  • UG Academic and senior administrative staff may borrow up to twenty (20) items at a time.
  • UG non-academic senior staff may borrow up to six (6) items at a time.

Books are due for return by the due date, as stamped in the book, or maybe earlier if reserved by another person, and recalled from you.  Fines are charged on all overdue books. 

 

Renewals

Items from the Reserve Collection cannot be renewed but patrons can renew items from the General Collection for the loan period of the book.  The conditions for renewals are:

  • items can be renewed twice only
  • items cannot be overdue
  • items on reserve cannot be renewed
  • renewals can be done either in person or via telephone no. 222-4931 

 

Returns

All items borrowed must be returned at the Circulation Desk.

 

Reservations

Reservation for items currently on loan can be made at the Circulation Desk. When those items are returned, the items requested are held for a maximum of seven days. An item request does not change the original due date, but it does prevent the current borrower from renewing it.

 

Reference Service

Staff provide assistance in using the library's collections, and help with any queries regarding the Library’s services, resources and facilities. This service also includes online Internet searches for students. 

 

Inter-Library Lending

The University of Guyana borrows materials or obtains photocopies of materials not owned by the Library from local or overseas libraries for faculty members, researchers, and students.  To request an inter-library loan or copies of articles not available in the Library patrons should contact the Main Information Desk.

 

Photocopying

Photocopies are provided on request at the Circulation Desk.  The fee is $8.00 per exposure for research materials and $11.00 per exposure for other materials.

 

Library Instruction & Tours

The University Library conducts orientation sessions and tours for students.  During these sessions we emphasize current library services offered and provide basic information on how to use the library.  Orientation sessions for new students are usually conducted at the beginning of the academic year in conjunction with faculty orientation.
Special tours can be organised at the request of Faculties.

 

External Users Access

Non-university members are categorised as external users or visitors who may be granted access to the library resources. Such persons seeking Library access must direct their request to the Main Information Desk. Visitors requesting borrowing privileges must pay a cautionary deposit, complete an application and submit all relevant documents (photographs, references and identification). Once approval is granted, the person is registered and issued with a Visitor’s ID card.


Reader's Services Division

Turkeyen Campus

The Readers' Services Division is divided into subject divisions as listed below.

Circulation

The main issue desk and the Reserve Collection are located here. Users are provided with the following services here: borrowing, returns, renewals, reservations, photocopy requests, financial transactions.

The Reserve Collection contains materials that have been placed in the Reserve Collection upon the request of Faculty. The items may be owned by the Library or by faculty members and are high-use items with shorter circulation periods to accommodate the usually high demand.

 

Humanities & Education

In the Humanities & Education Division located on the First Floor (Old Wing) you can find information related to the following subject areas: Creative Arts, Education, History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Religion.

This Division also houses two (2) reading rooms that can accommodate approximately sixty (60) persons.

 

Science & Technology

In the Science & Technology Division located on the Second Floor (Old Wing) you can find information related to the following subject areas: Agriculture, Architectural Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Forestry, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Naval Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Technology and Military Science.

This Division also houses two (2) reading rooms that can accommodate approximately ninety-eigth (98) persons.

 

Social Sciences & Law

In the Social Sciences & Law Division located on the First Floor (New Wing) you can find information related to the following subject areas: Anarchism, Banking & Finance, Commerce, Communism, Criminology, Economics, Law, Local Government, Management, Politics, Socialism, and Sociology, among others.

Contact Us

University of Guyana

  • University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
    Greater Georgetown
    Guyana
  • +(592)-222-5423
    +(592)-222-5122
  • universityofguyana@uog.edu.gy