With an impressive book stock of approximately 45,000, the UB Library houses numerous collections to facilitate students with the resources to aid in their research needs. The only circulating collections are the General and Juvenile. The non-circulating collections include the Textbook, Belize, UB Archives, Human Rights, Theses, and Audio/Visual Collection, among others.
Students also have full access to an online database. EBSCOHOST provides information access through an electronic journal subscription (Academic Search Premier & Business Search Premier). Students are able to browse and print, millions of articles, with the click of a button.


The Library is continuously striving to develop the Belize collection to be able to facilitate local information to its users. This also serves to support the different course offered at the university with historical publications.

To download the Belize Collection of Central Campus Library, click here.

To download the Belize Collection of MASS Library, click here.

General Reference

The General Reference is primarily made up of volumes pertaining to specific topics in order to assist patrons in any form of research they may require. Such examples include Dictionaries and Encyclopedias. The collection is located in the Reference Library and can only be utilized within the Library only.


This collection is geared mainly towards students enrolled in the Primary Education program. These materials consist of children’s books which the patrons can utilize for their lesson plans or school activities.


Through the assistance of the Bookstore, textbooks used in the various courses at UB are made available to students who would like to use the library to study. These are found behind the circulation desk and can only be used within the library for a limited time.  

Vertical File

Our Vertical File, which is located at the Reference Desk, contains information on various research topics. Each topic is regularly updated via local news and publications. This collection is used primarily for quick and easy access when researching. Filing cabinets house the different topics.

Belize Audubon Society

The Belize Audubon Society Collection was brought to the Library in order to better help and facilitate patrons with information pertaining to the eco-systems and bio-diversity of Belize and surrounding countries. It is located within the Reference Library, Central Campus and is one of the Library’s largest collections.

Research Papers/Thesis

The Research and Theses collection at the library is donated by Faculty Departments, students of the university and former students continuing there studies abroad. They are here in order to help others with information on how to put together a research paper or theses and also to present vital information for students beginning there studies. The collection is located in the Reference Library.


The four major circulating newspapers of the country are available at every branch for reading or research purposes. Back copies of the newspapers can be requested at any branch. We also house bounded newspapers up to the year 2003 at the Central Campus Reference Department.

Audio / Visual

Our Audio Visual collection is housed in the Central Campus, Reference Department and contains Video Cassettes, audio cassettes, CD-ROMS and DVD’s packed with information on cultures, statistics, special events, etc. The patron has the option to utilize this collection right inside the Reference Department.

UB Archives

The UB Archives is a special collection housed in the Reference Department of the Central Campus Library, which contains information about the history and development of the University. The purpose of the UB Archives is to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials, documenting in all aspects, the history and development of the University of Belize since the amalgamation.

Gay Wilentz Collection

This special collection is available at the Central Campus Reference Desk. It was donated in its entirety, by the late Gay Wilentz, who always had Belize and the university in her heart.

Gay’s Collection consists of various Belize, Caribbean and African novels and writings. It also focuses on women writers and provides many tools for students.

You can view and search the items in this collection online at: