The Barbados Community College Library caters to a diverse clientele and is instrumental in fashioning independent thought, social activism, economic prosperity and visionary leadership, nationally and extra-regionally. The College’s reputation as a stellar institution of higher learning affirms the critical and strategic role that the Library plays in that development.
Despite size constraints, Barbados’ lone academic College Library is home to several collections including general, reserve and reference; the Caribbean Heritage collection; local history and current affairs clippings; a librarian’s professional collection; the National Art Gallery collection; and the Janice Millington and Adrian Clarke (music) collections.
The Library strives to create independent researchers and form avenues to market and promote information services. Our vision and mission therefore is to be a gateway to factual and current knowledge en route to developing individuals who see the revitalisation of society and economy as paramount to the country’s sustainable development.
The Library is automated and managed by a cadre of knowledgeable and committed staff who provide patrons with access to resources that support learning, teaching, research and innovation. Traditional services such as book lending, copying, binding and research & information literacy instruction complement modern services like printing, Wi-Fi access, Internet and word processing terminals, and a free online academic database service.
Students and faculty have a choice of learning spaces, including a multimedia seminar room, individual and group study areas equipped with Internet terminals. The Library often mounts exhibits and hosts events on topical issues, such as Black History and Independence.
We encourage you to visit us to browse, learn, broaden your horizons and further inform your opinions.