Resource Catalogue

The Jamaica Union Catalogue is hosted by the National Library of Jamaica.  Through this means a search can be done to determine what is in the collection of contributing special libraries in the Jamaica Libraries and Information Network.  A search can be done of the bibliographic records to find what is housed in the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and other libraries that contribute their records.


Searching the Jamaica Union Catalogue

Introduction to the Jamaica Union Catalogue
Please be advised that we now have access to the bibliographic records of the Library through the Jamaica Union Catalogue.  The Jamaica Union Catalogue is hosted by the National Library of Jamaica and holds the bibliographic records of materials of special libraries that have contributed their records and who fall in the Jamaica Libraries and Information Network.  It presents a search interface that can be used to find titles, authors or subjects of your interest, in addition to information on where these materials are located in other libraries.

What does this mean?
This means that you can search the online catalogue to find out where the materials are located; whether it is at the EMCVPA library, the National Library of Jamaica or other libraries in the network. You will also be able to search for materials 24 hours, 7 days a week, any where in the world, once you have Internet access.  It is easy and convenient.  Once you know where to access the materials you can decide where you want to go to find the “physical” material.

How do I get to the Jamaica Union Catalogue?
All you have to do is go to the following link at There you will see the search interface for the catalogue.

How do I search the Catalogue?
You can search the catalogue by typing in your terms in the box and use fields such as ‘Title’, ‘Author’, ‘Year’, ‘Descriptor’, ‘Subject’, or ‘Library code’; as well as you can select the display of your search results by “brief” or “detailed”.