Our mission is to provide reference service, legal information, both in print and electronic formats, firstly to students and staff of the Truman Bodden Law School, but also to other users of legal information such as governmental departments and members of the legal profession in the community and the general public.
The staff is committed to providing our clients with efficient service in a friendly atmosphere. We go the extra mile in providing the information resources in support of the teaching, learning and research activities of both students and faculty.
The Library is located on the second floor of the Monaco Towers in George Town. The collection comprises 10,000 volumes which form the core collection of the library. In addition, the library provides online access to a variety of legal and law related databases and indexes to enhance research capabilities. Particular emphasis has been placed on collecting materials that support the major programmes of the Law School.
The online catalogue (OPAC) provides bibliographic information about materials found in the law library collection, their location and their availability. OPAC also provides access to the collections of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs, Judicial Administration and The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The catalogue can be accessed on any of the workstations in the computer room or by clicking the link below:Search the OPAC
The catalogue can be searched by keyword, title, author, subject, series, ISBN or call number. Searches by author or title is successful when the author or title is known. Searching by keyword allows for any combination of words known to be in the title of the book or journal. The keyword search option is especially useful when only part of the title is known. It is also an easy way to find titles on a given topic.
Enter the word or phrase to be searched and press the Search button or Enter.
Follow the procedure above to search the collections of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs, Judicial Administration and DPP.
By subscribing to an online library account, you can also reserve or renew items via OPAC. To learn more about online library account, please watch the following videos:
The library is open to all staff and students of the Law School. A valid TBLS student ID is required to register. Students are required to attend an orientation session before registering to use the library.
Non-TBLS users include employees of the Legal Department, Judicial Department, DPP and other organizations and government agencies, as well as members of the general public and private practitioners.
Fines are imposed immediately on all borrowers for the late return of any items. These penalties will continue to accrue until the item or items are returned and discharged. A fine or fee of KYD 2.00 or more will block borrowing or renewal of materials.
Students who take library books overseas are not exempted from fines. You can renew a book by e-mail or telephone. Simply e-mail the librarian, library assistant or any of the administrative staff. All that is necessary to renew an item is your name. You can also renew a book via the OPAC.
Failure to return overdue items or pay outstanding debts may result in the withholding of academic transcripts and may prevent re-enrollment. It is advisable that all students, particularly overseas students, clear their library accounts before they leave the country for holidays or for good.
A computer lab dedicated to students’ use is located in the library. These computers are for general research/writing purposes only. Laser printing is FREE but students MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN PAPER. There is also a WIFI and document scanning service available.
Computers are sanctioned for use by students in a responsible and appropriate manner. Use will be monitored.
Students must not save their own material on the hard drives of the computers in the computer lab. Any such materials will be deleted from the hard drive.
A self-service photocopy machine is located at the back of the library. The photocopying service is FREE but students MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN PAPER. The Law School sells ream of paper for KYD 6.00.
Reading area with comfortable seats is provided for use of readers and students in the library. Carrel desks are also available for those who want extra privacy.
Student lockers are available to students for FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please inquire with the Library Assistant for reservation.
The goal of the Library is to make the collection freely available to all patrons as is consistent with proper and equitable use. Compliance with the following rules will be appreciated by all library users and will be strictly enforced by all members of staff.
|Patron Type||General Collection||No. of Books||Reserve|
|Law Students||14 days||3||Overnight|
|Law Faculty||30 days||Unlimited||N/A|
|Non-Law Staff||14 days||3||N/A|
|Judicial Dept.||14 days||3||N/A|
|Legal Dept.||14 days||3||N/A|
2nd Floor Monaco Towers
54 Edward Street, George Town
P.O. Box 1568
Grand Cayman, KY1-1110
Monday — Friday 8:30am — 5:00pm
Library hours are extended prior to and during exams. A schedule will be sent via email and/or placed on the notice board.
The Library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Last Updated 2020-09-25