UB Library Values Friends…As Friends, We Help Each Other

You can help UB Library to develop its collection. We need your help to acquire resources to support the further development of the Bahamiana collection. We welcome deposits of personal collection which emphasize Bahamian life and culture. In the absence of a National Library of The Bahamas, our efforts to collect Bahamiana are one means of safeguarding our national heritage, both in print and other formats.

The Mission of UB Library: The Heart of Teaching and Learning

The University library is at the heart of the teaching and learning processes in The University of The Bahamas. It selects, acquires, develops and makes available information in a variety of formats. The collection encourages inquiry and scholarship among faculty and students of The University.

A National Resource

As well as acquiring materials specifically to support curriculum offerings, the library also gathers, preserves and promotes the published heritage of The Bahamas. This Bahamian collection, though small, is open for use by researchers from outside the university community.

A Regional Resource Centre

The library collection also includes an extensive Caribbean dissertations collection, and small collections of general and reference West Indian materials.

Explore the Benefits of Membership

The rapid advancement of technology continues to present new challenges and opportunities in business and education. The library has the capability for access to Internet Mail, online and CD-ROM periodical databases, such as EBSCOhost, QUICKLAW, HeinOnline and the Wall Street Journal. In addition, you may search the library’s catalogue on line. Your Friends membership makes it possible for us to offer you the following profitable and enjoyable benefits:

  • Receive the Library Informer newsletter to keep you in touch with library development issues.
  • Get expert advice on organizing, evaluating, preserving or disposing of items from your personal collection.
  • Have access to reference and other library services including borrowing privileges.
  • Receive Receive special invitations to events, programmes and other activities of the library.advance information on upcoming events.
  • Have first-class seating at Library and College functions.
  • Enjoy 10% discounts on library services (Document Delivery, Bookbinding and Lamination).
  • Have your name engraved onto plaque to be hung in the library in honor of “Friends of the Library”.