Sefako Makgatho Library



Sefako Makgatho Library, the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) library offers specialised and comprehensive health information services to the University’s students and staff in support of teaching, learning, research and community engagement. Information resources are available in all formats: print, multimedia and online. Our facilities include computer workstations, study spaces, discussion rooms and printing facilities.  Wireless coverage ensures access to online resources with selected academic databases also accessible off campus. Our staff offer their expertise in answering your library-related queries as well as training for individuals and groups. The library hours, services, facilities and staff complement are all geared towards assisting you in your academic journey. During Orientation Week, you will be afforded an opportunity to join the library, as well as undertake a tour of the library. Services Offered



  • Information Literacy (equips you on how to use the library optimally)
  • Reserve Collection (high demand material)
  • Open Collection for borrowing
  • Information Desk (assist with queries and locating resources in the library)

Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Library & information services hours:



Term time
Monday – Thursday07:30 – 22:00
Friday07:30 – 16:00
Saturday09:00 – 17:00
SundayClosed
Vacation
Monday – Thursday07:30 – 16:00
Friday07:30 – 16:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Extended Hours (Examination Period)
Monday – Friday07:30 – 00:00
Saturday09:00 – 17:00
Sunday09:00 – 17:00


Please note the following:



  • Library doors closes 15 minutes prior to closure time.
  • The Library is closed on Sundays, Public and University Holidays.
  • The library closes at 16:00 on any day preceding any Public/University Holiday.
  • The Library is also closed on Saturdays when Friday or Monday is a Public/ University Holiday.

Services and Facilities

  • Book Orders
  • Discussion Rooms
  • Lending
  • Printing/Photocopying
  • Literature Searches
  • Training
  • WiFi Access
  • 24/7 Study Area
  • Computer labs

Contact the Library

NamePositionEmailExt
Sarah KibirigeDirector : Library & Information ServicesSarah.kibirige@smu.ac.za4151/5731
Modisa KhosieSenior Librarian: Client Servicesmodisa.khosie@smu.ac.za4151/4544
Mittah MasilelaSenior Librarian: Acquisitions & Systemsmittah.masilela@smu.ac.za4026
Mmakgoshi ReetsengSenior Librarian: Technical Servicesmmakgoshi.reetseng@smu.ac.za4527
Duduzile NtombelaSenior Librarian: Information Servicesduduzile.ntombela@smu.ac.za4642
Emma MatjianeSenior Secretaryemma.matjiane@smu.ac.za4151/4
Service PointsExtension
Office of the Director4151/4542
Acquisitions4026/4323
Circulation Desk3718/5706
Information Desk3084
Interlibrary Loans4323
Library IT3753/3066
Periodicals4783
Photocopying4497
Postgrad & Literature Searches4642/4545/4546
Security Desk5701
Technical Services4527