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University of Guyana Library

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Library FAQs


Can anyone join the University of Guyana Library?

All staff and students who are fully registered with the University of Guyana are allowed to join the Library. Visitors are allowed to join the library upon request based on the discretion of the University Librarian for a small fee.

How do I reserve a book in the library?

In order to make a reservation, the student should complete a reservation card with the person’s name, author, title of book and the date by which the book should be collected.  One week is given for the person to collect the book.

Are students expected to pay a cautionary deposit?

Students are required to pay a refundable cautionary deposit of $1,500 at the time of initial registration.

How do I renew a book?

A book can be renewed by visiting the library or by calling the Circulation Department and giving the following details such as: your name; author of the book; title of the book; the call number of the book and the date due. 

How do I find books?

To find books in the University of Guyana Library, use the library catalogue (searching either by author, title or subject).  The catalogue will provide a classification number (call number) that would help you locate the book/books on the shelf in the various subject divisions.

Persons residing overseas can request information of this nature via e-mail.

How do I access the electronic resources?

In order to access Library-subscribed electronic resources from on or off-campus you must collect the username and password from your faculty or the Learning Resource Centre.

What is the procedure for photocopying items?

Patrons are asked to identify the material to be photocopied, complete the photocopy request form; pay the cost at the Circulation Desk (Fines Point); and uplift the photocopied item.  Requests for photocopied items can also be sent via e-mail.

Copyright regulations apply to the photocopying of items.

Why should I register with the Library?

All eligible users must register with the Library in order to use the facilities and borrow items.

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