The ILO donated a collection of books, periodicals, original studies and other material in May 2000. In January 2008 a separate library space was built to house this Collection and make it available to all users.

The library is open to all registered CCLCS students, staff and Members of the Board. It is also open to external users who are recommended by the ILO office in Port of Spain.


The collection focuses on a range of topics which are relevant to the teaching curricula at the College, with special emphasis on Labour-related issues.

Some of the main categories are

  • ILO Conventions and Recommendations; these are legal instruments which guide the practice of labour, occupational safety and health, project management and decent work among others;
  • ILO periodicals such as International Labour Review, Labour Education and Official Bulletin, Caribbean Affairs, Quarterly Economic Bulletin and Digest of Caribbean Labour Statistics;
  • Labour Standards, ILO Conference Reports and Governing Body Documents; these are reports dealing with labour issues that are published by the ILO office in Geneva.
  • Country files: these are Caribbean historical files comprising reports, brochures, Acts and labour laws.
  • Books in the following subject areas:

– Industrial Relations

– Occupational Safety and Health

– Project Management

– Human Resource Management

– Co-operative Studies

– Gender Studies

– Child Labour


– Social Security

  • Compact discs and videotapes in labour studies, occupational safety and health and brochures, pamphlets and handouts on the ILO, HIV AIDS, and child labour are also available.


  • Information Retrieval

The ILO Librarian provides assistance to users in retrieving information from a variety of online and offline databases.

  • Reference & Research

Information requests can be made in person by completing the ILO Library query form, via email at ilolibrary@cclcs.edu.tt, or by phone at 663-0975.

  • Internet Access

The ILO Library is outfitted with computers with internet access for academic research. Users must present their Student ID to the ILO Librarian for access to computer facilities.

  • Photocopying

A limited photocopying service is offered at a cost of 35¢ per copy. Photocopying is subject to the Copyright Laws of Trinidad and Tobago (the Copyright act 1997).

  • Printing

Printing is done by emailing the contents to library@cclcs.edu.tt. However, all prints must be collected and paid for in the main Elma Francois Library

  • Pamphlet Distribution

The ILO Librarian periodically distributes pamphlets, newsletters, and brochures which are sent by the ILO office in Port of Spain to all users at no cost. All such material is clearly identified.

  • Requests For ILO publications

Users who wish to purchase ILO publications are required to fill out an order form in the Library, clearly stating the titles and number of copies required. The order form(s) will then be sent to the ILO office in Port-of-Spain and the user will be informed when the orders are ready.

CCLCS Students, Lecturers and staff are entitled to a 30% discount off the regular price for all ILO publications. The most recent publications can be viewed at http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/lang–en/index.htm

Library Rules and Guidelines

All ILO material is to be used in the library only and is not available for lending.
Users are not allowed to eat, drink, talk loudly or use their cell phones while in the library.
Users are not allowed to enter the library with bags or other such large parcels
Users are not allowed to re arrange library furniture