Welcome to the Berbice Campus Library

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.

Library Services

Library Operational Hours

During the semester:

8:30 hrs.—20:00 hrs.
8:30 hrs.—16:30 hrs.

During the vacation/holiday period:

8:30 hrs.—17:00 hrs.
Operating hours may vary.

NB. The Circulation Desk opens ½ hr. after the Library opens and closes ½ hr. before the Library closes

Library Closure

  • All public holidays
  • One (1) week in December, during the main Christmas holidays.

Readers' Services Division

Berbice Campus

The Readers’ Services Division is divided into 3 main sections:

  • Education & Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Services Department

Education & Humanities and Social Sciences

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.)


Natural Sciences

This section consists of books on Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cookery, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Technology and Library Science.


Services Department

The Services Department is the mobile friendly area and serves the following:

  • Request for general information
  • Registration of new and continuing students, staff and visitors.
  • Clearance of all departing students, staff members, and visitors.
  • Equipment Loans and Miscellaneous Loans
  • Reserved Collection (special materials requested by faculties, books in high demand and of limited copies.)
  • Online Database Access
  • Caribbean Collection
  • Students Final Year Research Papers
  • A Mini Map Section
  • Returning and borrowing of library materials
  • Photocopying
  • Financial transactions
  • Printing services
  • Renewals
  • Scanning

In the Services Department, one can also find:

  • The leisure corner – books include famous authors such as Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, David Baldacci, Stephen King, Sandra Brown, Tom Clancy and many popular Harlequins authors among others.
  • New Additions
  • Academic Staff Research Papers/Theses
  • Magazine Display
  • Sample of Journal Collection

Frequently Asked Questions