The University of Guyana Berbice Campus Library (UGBCL) is a Branch of the main University Library at Turkeyen. The Berbice Campus Library (BCL) is headed by a Deputy University Librarian, who reports to the University Librarian at Turkeyen.
One of our main objectives is to support the instructional, information and research needs of the academic community. BCL therefore aims to provide a variety of resources, which support and extend the teaching and research programmes of the University of Guyana. It is hoped that the extramural function of the library will develop as the library progresses.
If the book is part of the library's collection but is currently on loan, patrons can place a hold online in the Koha Database or visit the Circulation Desk.
Patrons are asked to keep checking online to ascertain the availability of the book in order to uplift same.
The BCL conducts in-house orientation and tours for all university students and staff members. Orientations sessions for new students are usually conducted at the beginning of the academic year or sometimes during the year as the need arises. In these sessions’ students are informed of the library’s services, how to use the library and getting access to the library resources. Additionally, the Library conducts tours for visitors to the campus and orientation for the visiting users.
Patrons can browse the library’s catalogue online, check if a book is available, reserve books, preview a book, and check how many books are outstanding and many more features to make your library experience easier. Visit our online services at http://library.uog.edu.gy/portal/
All registered users are free to use these databases.
The Library can obtain materials not in its collection from overseas or local sources. To request same, patrons are asked to visit the Circulation Desk.
Persons who are not University students or staff member are consider visitors to the library and can be granted access to the library resources. All visitors are required to present a form of identification at the Information desk to gain access to the library and obtain a visitors permission pass.
Borrowing privileges can also be granted to visitors once the requirements are met. Requirements include a non-refundable cautionary deposit and passport photographs.
The library conducts Information Literacy sessions for new students at the beginning of the academic year and also during the academic year in conjunction with faculties.
During the semester:
During the vacation/holiday period:
NB. The Circulation Desk opens ½ hr. after the Library opens and closes ½ hr. before the Library closes
The Readers’ Services Division is divided into 3 main sections:
This section consists of books and other materials on Religion, Creative Arts, Criminology, Economics, Education, History, Languages, Law, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Local Government, Management, Sociology, Banking & Finance, Commerce, Reference (Atlas, dictionary, etc.)
This section consists of books on Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cookery, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Technology and Library Science.
The Services Department is the mobile friendly area and serves the following:
In the Services Department, one can also find:
Students are only allowed to 6 items checked out at any one time. Reference books and Journals are not available for check-out. You may make copies of any pages that you need. Other limits include the Caribbean Collection.
All books on the catalogue with “pdf” next to the call no. are soft copies/ebooks which can be accessible at the Circulation Desk or by just clicking on the link next to the book on the catalogue.
Anything checked out in your account is your responsibility. If you lost a book, you will have to pay for a replacement copy, and the fines. Please declare books lost as soon as possible to stop the fines from accumulating.
Examine the following:
Patrons with fines, charges, or overdue cannot register with the Library, or check out any additional items until the problem is resolved. Check with the library before registration or borrowing materials if you know you have a problem.
No food, drink, or such products are allowed in the Library
Just a minute, let me a have a look at our list of ebooks and also our online databases. Sometimes here might have an updated one.
Please, it is your responsibility to check the notice boards regularly or our social media platform for advisories.
The reason for this can be any of the following:
The desk closes half an hour before the closure of the library. Thus, if the library closes at 8:00 pm then the desk will be closed at 7:30 pm. This is to facilitate staff internal accounting, writing of reports and balancing the day proceedings.
Ah! You could have also tried the other contact methods listed on this page (Facebook, WhatsApp, Email, Etc.)