Do You Know This Building? YES!

Are you a student, alumni, staff or former staff of the UWI, Mona Campus? How well do you know the Mona campus landscape? The UWI Museum is giving you an opportunity to test your knowledge of the campus landscape by engaging in an exciting activity of identifying the building(s) in photographs of the Mona Campus from the late 1940s onwards.

Over the next few months we will be posting on our social media pages thought provoking photos that will either drag your memory or stimulate your imagination.

Photo by Dr. Owen Minott.

The first image to initiate the series is pulled from the Dr. Owen Minott collection. Thoroughly examine this photo, where is it located on the Mona campus?

Please leave your response in the comment section. The name and location of the building will be confirmed or posted in a week’s time.

It is the UWI, Mona Main Library

Thank you all for your response.

Yes, this is a picture of the Mona Main Library – viewed from Shed Lane. The Mona Main library was established in 1948, the same year as the University but it was housed in one of the Gibraltar huts (now called the Old Library) until it was relocated to its current site in 1952. Visit the Mona Library website to learn more.

Here are some more images of the library, courtesy of the UWI Mona Library.


  1. The Main Library (early 1960s?) on the northern edge of the Ring Road opposite Taylor Hall (Taylor Hall flats visible at the right hand edge of the photograph.


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