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Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit

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Mission Statement
The Unit is committed to promoting learning, advancing research, extending outreach and expanding educational horizons at the Cave Hill Campus through the development of an audio-visual collection of excellence and the delivery of a quality service.
Behind the Leslie Robinson building’s main entrance foyer.
The over 20, 000 items in the collection provide unique research support for students and faculty of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, while capturing the intangible cultural heritage of the islands of the Eastern Caribbean and beyond. The collection consists of a range of audio-visual items covering most disciplines taught at Cave Hill. Formats include:
  • DVDs
  • CD-Roms
  • Compact Disks
  • Film Strips
  • Lantern Slides
  • Post Cards
  • Reel to Reel Tapes
  • Sound Tapes
  • Video Cassettes
  • Vinyl Discs
Please note that the music collection is for in-house reference use only.

The Olga Lopes Seale Digital Archive

The OLS digital archive pays homage to the life and work of a woman who Barbadians and Guyanese consider the “Mother Teresa of the Caribbean.“    Access to the digital OLS archive is available here: OLS Project
Public Lecture Collection
This is a collection of over 100 recordings of public lectures from the late 1900s to early 2000s. The lectures presented by The UWI and visiting lecturers, cover a variety of relevant topics, including cricket, culture, history, economics, law, language and literature, education, medicine, business, art, gender and philosophy among other topics.
Postcard and Photograph Collections
These images document the early 20th century social history, geography, architectural and material culture of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These are accessed via the institutional respository.


With the exception of the postcard and photographs collection, access to the catalogue of library materials available in the Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit is through UWIlinC.
Clients are encouraged to call/ or email the Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit at (246) 417-4200  or to make full use of our booking system to view and/or listen to materials. Persons who walk in to view and/or listen to materials will be accommodated based on availability of stations and in adherence to the necessy protocols in the COVID-19 environment.




Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Weekends and public holidays
To contact us please call 417-4200/ 4201 or send an email to