MUT Library

MUT Library, the use of the library is restricted to official opening hours as displayed out side the entrance to the library and as published in the University calendar.

Library Hours

The use of the library is restricted to official opening hours as displayed out side the entrance to the library and as published in the University calendar. Any changes will be advertised well in advance.

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 – 21:00
Friday : 8:30 – 18:00
Saturday : 8:00 – 18:00
Sunday : 10: 00- 18:00
Monday – Thursday : 08:30 – 23:00
Friday : 08:30 – 18:00
Saturday : 08:30 – 18:00
Sunday : 10:00 – 18:00

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 – 21:00
Friday : 8:30 18:00
Saturday : 8:30 -18:00
Monday – Thursday : 8:30 – 16:00
Friday : 8:30 13:00

Library Facilities

Subject support
• There are subject librarian for each faculty
• Advice and guidance about how to get started with your assignments or projects
• Find out about other useful additional study materials for your specific topics or subjects
• Information literacy training sessions are provided, e.g. how to find e-books and journal articles using academic databases, how to select and evaluate relevant materials.

Internet Laboratory
• There are over 120 computers available
• Produce your student card to check-in at the issue counter
• Spend up to one hour on a computer workstation, further time can be requested
• Instructions for computer usage can be provided
• Feel free to walk in anytime, or you can make an appointment for a group session

Discussion Rooms
• The library has two rooms reserved for discussions
• Discussion rooms are booked at the main Issue counter
• A student card of one member in the group is required
• The discussion rooms maybe for more than one hour if there is no demand
• Students must collect their student cards once they are finished

Short- loans
• Short-loan items include prescribed textbooks, recommended books, notes from lecturers, and past exam papers
• The short-loan section is also called the reserved section
• Borrow one item and use it in the library for no longer than one hour, Items can be renewed for another one hour.
• Material can be used in the study cubicles or copies can be made


• Various titles of cd’s and DVD’s available for all subject areas.
• Advice and guidance about cd’s and DVD’s that may be useful to your work or specific topic or subject is provided.
• workstation to view or listen to the material is available or else, you can bring your own laptop and headphones
• items may not be copied

Loan periods and fines
• Five Books can be borrowed for a period of 14 days
• Books can be renewed for a further 14 days
• Every overdue book accumulates a fine of R2 per day.
• Short loan items accumulates a fine of R5 per hour

Photocopying and printing
• Photocopying and printing facilities are provided
• You need a valid student to operate this facility
• Detailed notices on how to operate the machines and load money is found in the library near the machines
• Should you have difficulty do not hesitate to contact circulation staff for assistance


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Tel: (031) 907 – 7575

P O Box 12363 Jacobs 4026

511 Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi, 4031