The Periodicals Department houses over 300 titles of current and back issues of periodicals. The Daily Gleaner, Observer and other newspapers are also loaned from this department.These newspapers can only be used in the Library. Additionally, the Library has access to over 10,000 full-text journals on-line via the electronic databases.

Periodicals Rules:

  • Faculty, Staff and Graduate students are allowed to borrow journals for a period of two weeks.

  • Each patron is allowed four (4) journals at a given time.

  • Patrons must be registered with the library and an account created.

  • Journals may be renewed for a period of one (1) week. This may be done online or at the Circulations Desk.

  • Journals must be returned at least a day prior to its due date for it to be renewed.

  • Journals returned after the due date will attract a fine of $10.00 for each day.

  • Periodicals should not be re-shelved.
  • Group study is not allowed



The Circulation Desk houses the Reserve Book Collection and the West Indian Collection. It is also responsible for the issuing of general, reserve and West Indian books and the registration of patrons. (Circulation policy)

 Reserve Book Collection (RES)

The Reserve Book Collection houses textbooks and other materials recommended by lecturers. Books written by Ellen G. White are located in this area.These books may be borrowed, for use in the library, for one or two hours. (Circulation policy)

 West Indian Collection (WIND)

The West Indian Collection is located at the Circulation Desk and consist of materials written about the West Indies, and /or written by West Indians, and/or published in the Caribbean. It also houses dissertations from faculty, staff and students. 


Audio-Visual (AV)

The Audio-Visual Department is located on the upper floor, (with its entrance outside, to the left of the building). The following Audio-Visual material, equipment and facility are available for loan: CDs, DVDs, Audio Cassettes, Video Cassettes, Multimedia Projectors, Televisions, Video Cassette Recorders, DVD Players, Stereos, Laptops and the Audio-Visual Classroom. Except for multimedia projectors, all AV materials, equipment, and the AV classroom are without charge for use. (AV policy)

W.D. Carter Library of Economic Development (CARTER)

This library was established to commemorate the life of entrepreneur, Wentworth D. Carter. The W. D. Carter Library of Economic Development, located on the main floor, houses information on economic development in the Caribbean. It is also via this library that the nationally renowned W.D. Carter lecture series are planned. The series presents lectures by specially invited experts guests and NCU lecturers on economic issues in Jamaica and the Caribbean.


Reference (REF)

The Reference Department houses encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases, maps, biographies, pamphlets, government materials, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and books published by and about Seventh-day Adventists. Unless affixed with a three-day loan label, materials in this section should only be used in the library.

 Reference Rules:

  • Books should not be re-shelved
  • Cellular phones must be kept on the vibrate mode or turned off
  • Only on approval may reference materials leave the room for photocopying purposes
  • Group study is not allowed


Open Stacks (OS)

The general collection (Open Stacks) is housed on the upper floor. Materials in this section are borrowed and returned at the General Lending section of the Circulation Desk. Undergraduates and staff are allowed 4 books for two week. However, graduates and faculty may borrow books for up to one month. Materials may be renewed only once. (Circulation policy). A group study room is also provided to encourage team work.

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