Elma Francois Library

  • Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Vacation- Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The library aims to support the overall mission of the College by providing up-to-date resources in a variety of formats and to provide quality customer service by well-trained professional staff, all in a physical environment that encourages life-long learning.

Alexandria Online Catalogue

The Library is open to all registered students, academic and support staff of the College. Visiting research workers and members of other colleges and universities may be granted reading and reference privileges at the discretion of the Office of the Director of CCLCS or Librarian in charge. Borrowing by external readers is not permitted.



Reference Collection

Books which support the writing and research needs of the students, consist of dictionaries, encyclopedias, laws of Trinidad and Tobago, handbooks, manuals and specially selected books which support the academic requirements of the College. These books are for library use only.

West Indian Collection

This collection covers a range of topics pertaining to the Caribbean.

Reserve Collection

Copies of core texts which appear on students’ reading lists are held in reserve to ensure their availability. These texts are placed on periods of one (1), three (3), seven (7) day or in-house use only.

Students are responsible for the purchase of their essential texts

Open Shelf Collection

This collection contains books which support not only the informational needs of the students but also the academic mission of the College.


EBSCO Publishing caters to the information needs of researchers at every level by providing libraries and other institutions with the content and services needed to bring the latest and best information to researchers. EBSCO provides unparalleled access to world-renowned content in all areas including magazine and journal articles.

As the leading database and e-book provider for libraries and other institutions, EBSCO is also the provider of services designed to enable libraries and other institutions to better serve students and other researchers. EBSCO discovery ServiceTM (EDS) provides a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search box approach allowing researchers fast, simple access to the library’s full-text content plus deeper indexing and more full-text searching of a higher number of journals and magazines than any other discovery service.


Books and other library materials may be removed from the Library only when they have been legitimately charged out at the Circulation Desk, and the due date stamped by the member of staff on duty.

A reader is responsible for any book or other item borrowed in his/her name until the item is returned at the circulation desk.

A fine of $1.00 per day per book is levied on all readers who fail to return library material within the prescribed period. The library must be reimbursed for any lost or mutilated material.

All material loaned will be subject to recall by the Librarian at any time.

Books can be renewed once either in person, via email or by telephone provided that they are not overdue or placed on hold for another user.


The Library is equipped with a modern Library Information System, Alexandria, which automates book processing activities, loan requests, book returns and library registration for new students.

Alexandria Online Catalogue: https://alexhost27.goalexandria.com/7067711



There are PCs available with Microsoft Office Applications and internet which may be used for one hour by students. Users must sign in at the circulation counter and must present their ID before being assigned a computer.

Photocopying Services

Self-service photocopying is available at the Library. Students are required to purchase photocopy cards which are available in the following denomination:- Photocopying is subject to Copyright Laws (the Copyright act 1997).



Assignments and other student-related work are to be emailed to the library at library@cclcs.edu.tt .The use of flash drives is discouraged.