Unizulu Library



Unizulu Library, the library seeks to be an integral part of teaching, learning and research at the University of Zululand by offering a world class dynamic and quality information service using multi-skilled personnel.



The mission of the University of Zululand Library is to efficiently support the teaching, learning and research function of the University in a cost-effective and reliable manner by promoting access to information, collecting and maintaining a relevant and balanced stock of information resources in an orderly and user-friendly environment, and by providing information literacy training.



LIBRARY VISITORS

All visitors must report to the Security personnel on duty to request access into the Library building. While access will not unduly be denied, the Director LIS reserves the right to deny access to any visitor/s. Groups of visitors (eg. School groups) are allowed access by appointment only. Written permission must be sought from the Director LIS.



At the request of the library or security staff, library users must show their university registration or staff card, or a valid ID in the case of visitors.

CONDUCT IN THE LIBRARY

Silence must be observed at all times, even while entering and leaving the building. Mobile telephones must be switched off or put on ‘silent’ mode when entering the library. Group consultations are only permitted in the seminar rooms.It is NOT permissible to take any bags, packets and parcels into the library. If there is reasonable ground for suspicion, library and security staff have the right to search persons entering or leaving the library. Self-lock lockers are available outside the building. The lockers must be left empty at the end of the day. The security division cuts off all locks after the library has closed and the University does not accept any liability for items that may go missing as a result.  Bags, packets and parcels left lying at the entrance of the building will be deemed to be a security risk and may be destroyed without further notice.

Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in the library.

No user is allowed into the Library if he/she is in any state of intoxication from the use of alcohol or any other narcotic substance.

  • Users are not permitted to use abusive and/or offensive language or gestures or any other type of harassing or offensive behaviour. This includes inappropriate dress or personal hygiene. Shoes must be worn at all times in the library.
  • Playing cards or other games is strictly forbidden in the library.
  • Users must be careful with the library materials and facilities. Whenever vandalism, improper use of the facilities, or theft is observed, access to, and use of, the facilities and/or the library can be denied. In the case of vandalism and/or damage, the costs will at all times be charged to the perpetrator.
  • The library accepts no liability for damage to, and/or theft of, the personal belongings of any persons entering this building. We suggest that you do not leave anything unattended as these may have to be removed and destroyed for security reasons.

These rules are not made to prevent users from using the library facilities, but rather to enable every client to access information and study in a congenial and quiet atmosphere. Library and security staff can request a user whose behaviour is offensive and/or causes inconvenience in any way to leave the library. They can also deny perpetrators access to the library for a certain period of time.



KWA-DLANGEZWA OPENING HOURS

DURING TERM

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO FRIDAY07H4523H00
SATURDAY08H0018H00
SUNDAYCLOSED

DURING EXAMINATIONS

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO FRIDAY07H4524H00
SATURDAY08H0024H00
SUNDAYCLOSED

DURING STUDENT RECESS

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO THURSDAY08H3016H00
FRIDAY08H3014H45
SATURDAY & SUNDAYCLOSED

RICHARDS-BAY OPENING HOURS

DURING TERM

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO THURSDAY07H4519H00
FRIDAY07H4514H45
SATURDAY & SUNDAYCLOSED

DURING EXAMINATIONS

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO THURSDAY07H4519H00
FRIDAY07H4514H45
SATURDAY & SUNDAYCLOSED

DURING STUDENT RECESS

OPENCLOSE
MONDAY TO SUNDAYCLOSED

STAFF OPENING HOURS

NORMAL OPERATING HOURS FOR LIBRARY STAFF ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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MONDAY TO THURSDAYS07H3016H00
FRIDAY07H3014H45

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Library is closed on all Public and UNIZULU Holidays

SHORT LOANS

Short Loans Section opens at 07h30 only at Kwa-Dlangezwa Campus Library’s open days

SERVICE TIMES

All service points close 10 minutes prior to the closing times above.

When a Public Holiday falls on a Friday the library closes for the entire “long weekend”. Not all sections of the Library are available for use during the Library’s extended hours.

SHORT LOANS

The Short Loans Section (also known as the “Reserve Section”) is located adjacent to the Circulation Desk. The section is used for materials which are in heavy demand by large groups of users to allow optimum usage of the material, e.g. books, book chapters, journal articles and past examination papers.

The following procedure is applicable when using Short Loan material:

Materials will be issued to users for a maximum non-renewable period of 2 hours. Material must be returned on time or overdue fines will be charged.

Short Loan material may only be used in the area designated for short loans and may not be removed from the short loans area, except for photocopying using the machines on the ground floor just outside the Short Loan area.

Academic staff may request special permission from the Director (LIS) to take out material relevant to their department from the Short Loan section on overnight loan or weekends.

NB: For assistance with any issues related to the Circulation Desk, Short Loans or ILL please contact Mr B. Mkhwanazi, ext. 6459, mkhwanazib@unizulu.ac.za

FINES

Overdue fines are paid as follows:

Long loans – R1.25 per book

Short Loans – R3 per hour

Seminar Rooms – R3 per room



The Library does not accept payments. All fines due are paid at Absa Bank. Banking details available at the Circulation Desk.