Hours of Operation
|Branch||Period||Opening Hours||Service Hours|
|Turkeyen||Monday - Friday
|8:30 – 22:00h
8:30 – 17:00h
|9:00 – 22:00h
9:00 – 17:00h
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.
Your University Library offers a number of services to help you get the most out of studying and research at University of Guyana.
The circulations services offered include loans, returns, and renewals.
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.
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
All items borrowed must be returned at the Circulation Desk.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Readers' Services Division is divided into subject divisions as listed below.
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.
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