NWU Library



NWU Library

NWU Library, Celebrating the cornerstone of knowledge – the Ferdinand Postma Library. The Ferdinand Postma Library on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University is celebrating its sixty-seventh anniversary this year. The cornerstone of the present library building was laid on Saturday 17 March 1951, while the library at that stage was located in the Old Main Building of the campus.
This new building with its expansions and additions over the years has really become the heart of the campus. For many generations the Ferdinand Postma Library was, and will be for many to come, a memorable landmark on the campus, symbolising hard work, long hours, learning, research and ultimately success. On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Potchefstroom Campus, this special anniversary edition of the history of the Ferdinand Postma Library celebrates its humble beginnings but also uniquely contributes to the milestones in the history of the campus.
With its architecture (as the first modern, post-war building of the University) it is still today an important beacon and a showpiece of the growth and academic development of the University. It has positioned itself excellently to not only contribute to the information era, but to pioneer library and information services. With its architecture (as the first modern, post-war building of the University) it is still today an important beacon and a showpiece of the growth and academic development of the University. It has positioned itself excellently to not only contribute to the information era, but to pioneer library and information services. May this celebration of the history of the Library not only bring back fond memories, but may it also inspire future generations to be pioneers in every new era. Prof Fika J van Rensburg Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Potchefstroom Campus North-West University June 2018



Quality Assurance

Purpose

The purpose of Quality Assurance (QA) in the LIS is to develop and establish procedures for monitoring, maintaining and promoting standards of library services, facilities and resources in alignment with the Library and Information Service strategic goals, with support and advice from the NWU Quality Enhancement Office.

LIS Quality Manual

Available in September 2018

 

Display of Opening hours
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Sunday
Mahikeng Library 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 8:30am – 6pm 8am – 1pm
Potchefstroom Library 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 10pm 7:30am – 11:30pm 7:30am – 11:30pm 8am – 5pm Closed
Research Commons 8am – 9pm 8am – 9pm 8am – 9pm 8am – 9pm 8am – 9pm 8:30am – 1:30pm Closed
Education Sciences Library 7:30am – 6pm 7:30am – 6pm 7:30am – 6pm 7:30am – 6pm 7:30am – 6pm 10am – 1pm Closed
Music Library 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 5pm Closed Closed
Natural Sciences Library 7:30am – 4:30pm 7:30am – 4:30pm 7:30am – 4:30pm 7:30am – 4:30pm 7:30am – 4:30pm Closed Closed
Theology Library 7:30am – 5pm 7:30am – 5pm 7:30am – 5pm 7:30am – 5pm 7:30am – 5pm Closed Closed
Vanderbijlpark Library 7:30am – 8pm 7:30am – 8pm 7:30am – 8pm 7:30am – 8pm 7:30am – 5pm 9am – 12pm Closed

 

NWU Mahikeng Library

  • General enquiries: 
    •   +27 (0)18 389 2017
    •   +27 (0)18 389 2114
    • Email: Vukosi Mathonsi
  • Postal address: Senior Director: Library and Information Services, North-West University: Mahikeng Library, Private Bag X2104, MMABATHO 2745, South Africa
  • Physical address: North-West University: Mahikeng Library, Corner of Dr Albert Luthuli and University Drive, Building A-7, MMABATHO 2745, South Africa

NWU Potchefstroom Library

  • General enquiries –  Ferdinand Postma Library:
    •  +27 (0)18 299 2000
    •  +27 (0)18 299 2807
    • Email: fpbalg@nwu.ac.za
  • Postal address: Director: Library and Information Services, North-West University: Ferdinand Postma Library, Private Bag X05, NOORDBRUG 2522, South Africa
  • Physical address: North-West University: Potchefstroom, 11 Hoffman Street , Ferdinand Postma Library, Building E7, POTCHEFSTROOM 2531, South Africa
  • The Ferdinand Postma Library has four branch libraries, namely:​
    • Education Sciences Library
      Tel.:  +27 (0)18 299 1578
    • Music Library
      Tel.: +27 (0)18 299 2808
    • Natural Sciences Library
      Tel.: +27 (0)18 299 2810
    • Theology Library (Jan Lion Cachet Library)
      Tel.: +27 (0)18 299 2809

NWU Vanderbijlpark Library

  • General enquiries:
    •  +27 (0)16 910 3046
    •  +27 (0)16 910 3171
    • Email: Hendra Pretorius
  • Postal address: Manager: Library and Information Services, North-West University: Vanderbijlpark Library, P.O. Box 1174, VANDERBIJLPARK 1900, South Africa
  • Physical address: North-West University: Vanderbijlpark Library, Hendrik van Eck Blvd, Building 13, VANDERBIJLPARK 1900, South Africa