The collection consists of books, pamphlets, printed journals, newspaper clippings and so on. Materials are selected to supplement a curriculum which is largely early childhood and primary education based. However, there are also titles on miscellaneous subject areas.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (000-900). The collection is divided in four basic sub-collections namely: 

  •  Reserved Book Collection (RBC) – The books housed in this area are labeled with RBC on the spine. These books are heavily utilized for curriculum   support. Some of these texts are available for overnight and weekend loans depending on the number of copies. Loans are facilitated from 3:00pm Mondays to Thursdays and from 2:00pm on Fridays. Students are required to provide their college IDs for all loan transcations. There is no loan for Saturdays. Books are to be returned by 10:00am the following day. For overdue materials, a fine of $50 is charged for the first hour and $10 for every hour after.
  •  Reference Collection (R) – These books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, thesaurus etc. These are labeled with an (R) on the spine as well as a blue reference label on the inside of the front cover. They can be consulted in the library only and may not be borrowed for any reason.
  • General Collection (GC) – These books are housed on the General Circulation area and can be borrowed for up to seven (7) days. Once a book from the GC is not in demand, or reserved by another patron, extensions can be made for a maximum of two (2) weeks. Students are required to register at the Circulation desk where they will be provided with two (2) readers’ ticket at a cost of $30.00 each. These cards allow access to borrow two (2) books at any one time from the GC. The cards should be kept for the duration of the students’ college life.
  • West Indies Collection (WIC)– These books are housed in the Reference and West Indies Collection room beside the Photocopying/Printing room. The abbreviation WIC is labeled on the spine to indicate where the item belongs. Only a few books from this collection are accessible for loan on the account that there are multiple copies available.
  • Other Collections include:
  •  Newspaper clippings – The newspaper clippings files cover various educational- related topics and are available for use inside the library.
  • Archive Collection – This collection forms an important part of the library’s resources. Documents, records and artifacts pertaining to the college and its history are collected and stored in the library’s archive.
  • Vertical/Course Files – These comprises of photocopied articles, documents, excerpts and materials that are submitted by lecturers for student use. These files are located in the RBC area.
  • Audiovisual Collection – All AV materials (video/audio, tapes, etc) form part of the reserved material collection and can be accessed by faculty members only

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