Alma Jordan Library

The Alma Jordan Library[1] at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago, was named after UWI librarian Dr. Alma Jordan in 2012.[2] [3]The four-storied library is located on the St. Augustine Campus of the UWI. It is the largest of the libraries in the St Augustine Campus libraries network, with approximately 600,000 monographs, 31,000 e-books, 4,000 serial titles, 57,000 e-journal subscriptions and access to over 200 databases.

The Alma Jordan Library
Alma Jordan Library Building - forecourt.JPG
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
TypeAcademic library
LocationSaint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates10°38′23″N 61°23′56″W / 10.639659275306611°N 61.399018493491425°W / 10.639659275306611; -61.399018493491425Coordinates: 10°38′23″N 61°23′56″W / 10.639659275306611°N 61.399018493491425°W / 10.639659275306611; -61.399018493491425

The Alma Jordan Library houses the Eric Williams Memorial Collection, which has been named to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.[4]

The library houses the minute books of the London Society of West India Planters and Merchants, a major anti-abolitionist organisation of the British West Indian plantocracy.[5]

Other libraries in the St Augustine Campus Libraries network include the Medical Sciences Library, the library at the School of Education, the Festival Library and Cultural Resource Centre, the library at the Centre for Language Learning, the library attached to the Institute of International Relations, the Republic Bank Library at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, the library of the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago, the Library at the Hugh Wooding Law School, the Seismic Research Centre Library, the Patience-Theunissen Memorial Library located at Mount Saint Benedict and the Library at Roytec at the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies.


  1. ^ Moore, Gillian (November 2020). "UWI's seat of knowledge celebrates five decades". UWI Today. Retrieved 3 Nov 2020.
  2. ^ "The UWI Library Renamed in Honour of Dr. Alma Jordan". Trinidad and Tobago Government News. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Who is Alma Jordan?". The University of the West Indies, St Augustine. 2013.
  4. ^ "Caribbean Memory of the World Register". National Library of Jamaica. 15 March 1998. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ Ryden D. (2015) The Society of West India Planters and Merchants in the Age of Emancipation, c.1816-35, Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Wolverhampton, accessed 5 January 2016

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