The College Library known as the Joyce Robinson Learning Resource Centre is a shared facility. Both the Portmore Community College and the Portmore HEART College of Construction Services are located on the same Compound and share the facility. The College opened in February 1992 and within that same year, a small library was established in one of the classrooms. Students who volunteered their services operated the library. However, following discussions between the Executive Director of HEART/NTA and the President of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), a decision was taken to merge both collections into the Academy’s library. The merger of the two libraries and increase in the college’s population resulted in increased demands on the limited facilities and so in 1993, a task force was set up to advice on its expansion.

The College opened its first satellite campus in Old Harbour on the former premises of the OLD Harbour Primary School, at 41 East Street in October 2001. In the same year, a small room was designated for a library. The library was further developed in 2008 with financial assistance from the CHASE Funds.

Important User Notice


The Portmore Community College Libraries have an impressive collection. The Joyce Robinson Learning Resource Centre on the main campus serves both students, trainees, and staff of the Portmore Community College and the HEART College of Construction Services. Members of the community are also welcomed to use the library.

1. Search for item(s) on the online catalog.
2. Fill out loan form for the item you want.
3. Give the completed form to the individual sitting at the circulation        desk.
4. Wait for the assistant to get the book (s) for you.
5. Students may borrow two (2) books on overnight loan from separate        subject areas.
6. Books on Reading Room loan must be returned to the issue desk        after 3 hours, while overnight loans must be returned the following        school day. Users will be charged $30.00 per day for the late return of     overnight loans.
7. Present your ID card at the issue desk and collect materials.

Return material to the desk and collect your ID after use.

Each student is required to carry his/her student identification card and must produce this when required by authorized library personnel. ABSOLUTELY no eating or drinking is allowed in the library. No smoking is allowed in the library. All audio/video devices should be listened/watched with head/earphones. Phones should be on silent or vibrate; conversations should be held discretely. No weapons allowed. All bags and parcels must be checked in at the baggage area before students proceed into the library. The ticket received must be returned before baggage is released. Failure to return this ticket will result in the baggage being detained until the ticket is produced or payment of $50.00 made. All valuables and ID cards are to be removed from your bags, before handing them in at the entrance. The library will not accept responsibility for items lost or stolen. Books must not be taken out of the library without permission from a library staff. Users must be properly attired; if not you will be asked to leave the library. Do not remove or deface library furniture; you will be held responsible. The library staff reserves the right to ask noisy or disorderly persons to leave the library.

MONDAYS — THURSDAYS: 8: 00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS: 8:00A.M. – 7:00P.M.
SATURDAYS: 11: 00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


The mission of the Portmore Community College Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is to support the curricular goals of the college. By acquiring, organizing and providing quality resources, the centre intends to enhance the learning experience of its clients, in an effort to inform, enrich and empower users to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in a dynamic and global society.

In an effort to support the research and educational needs of its users, the library holds the vision that it will always seek to provide the required resources.

Below are the names of the online resources that are linked to Portmore Community College Institution:

Joyce Robinson Learning Resource Centre

Box 233 Waterford P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 630-1770 ext.538-40

Old Harbour Campus Library

41 East Street Old Harbour P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 745-4702 ext.3226

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