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Navigation Edminson Library 
 
 

Campus Librarian: Roshini Pather (patherr@ukzn.ac.za)

Address: Edgewood Campus, 1 Marianhill Road, Pinetown - just off the N3 and approximately 2 kms east of the Marianhill Toll Plaza.

Edgewood Campus, 1 Marianhill Road, Pinetown - just off the N3 and approximately 2 kms east of the Marianhill Toll Plaza.

Postal address : Edminson Library, Private Bag X03, Ashwood, 3605

Contact Information: Telephone: +27-31-260 3467 Fax: +27-31-260 3658  

Facilities: Photocopiers; Study area; Postgraduate LAN (20 seats)  

Location: Between the Students Union and the Administration block.

Library hours 

 

The ES Edminson Library was established in 1980; it was named in honour of Mr E S Edminson, Rector of Edgewood College from 1969 to 1974.

 

The Edminson Library serves the needs of the staff and students of the following schools, within the Faculty of Education:

  • School of Adult and Higher Education
  • School of Education & Development
  • School of Education Studies
  • School of Language, Literacies, Media & Drama Education
  • School of Mathematics, Science, Computer & Technology Education
  • School of Social Sciences Education

 

The single storey facility houses library resources related to Education. The library collection has been substantially increased through the consolidation of education collections from the E G Malherbe Library on the Howard College Campus and also from the Main Library on the Westville Campus.

 

The collection consists of: 

 

Books 
Over 85 000 volumes, including reference works, fiction and non-fiction, bound periodicals and teaching packs, and a growing collection of electronic resources. In addition 13 600 books, and 137 abstracts were transferred from the Westville Campus Library. Books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Over 85 000 volumes, including reference works, fiction and non-fiction, bound periodicals and teaching packs, and a growing collection of electronic resources. In addition 13 600 books, and 137 abstracts were transferred from the Westville Campus Library. Books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

 

Journals 
Over 150 current subscriptions and 5500 volumes of bound journals. Bound journals are also arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Over 150 current subscriptions and 5500 volumes of bound journals. Bound journals are also arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

 

Reference collection
The reference collection comprises general and subject-specific works, intended for consultation within the library. The collection includes subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and handbooks, as well as English and other language dictionaries. These works are not available for loan.

The reference collection comprises general and subject-specific works, intended for consultation within the library. The collection includes subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and handbooks, as well as English and other language dictionaries. These works are not available for loan.

 

Theses
The library acquires two copies of most theses. One copy is shelved in the thesis collection, and is not for loan. A second copy is shelved with the books and can be loaned. Theses from the Faculties of Education from the ex-University of Natal and ex-University of Durban-Westville are housed in the theses collection.

The library acquires two copies of most theses. One copy is shelved in the thesis collection, and is not for loan. A second copy is shelved with the books and can be loaned. Theses from the Faculties of Education from the ex-University of Natal and ex-University of Durban-Westville are housed in the theses collection.

 

Audiovisual material
A collection of audiovisual (AV) material in various formats (DVD, CD-ROM, video cassette, slide-tape programmes, slides, audio cassette) is available. Items can be loaned or may be viewed/listened to in the library. All AV material may be accessed using the OPAC. Where AV material accompanies a book, a note indicates this within the book, and the item is available at the issue desk.

A collection of audiovisual (AV) material in various formats (DVD, CD-ROM, video cassette, slide-tape programmes, slides, audio cassette) is available. Items can be loaned or may be viewed/listened to in the library. All AV material may be accessed using the OPAC. Where AV material accompanies a book, a note indicates this within the book, and the item is available at the issue desk.

 

Charts & Illustrations
A collection of charts and illustrations relevant to Education is housed in the display cabinets. These are available for loan for 14 days. These items may be accessed on the Library catalogue.

A collection of charts and illustrations relevant to Education is housed in the display cabinets. These are available for loan for 14 days. These items may be accessed on the Library catalogue.

 

Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD) collection
The collections of the Education Policy Unit (Natal) and the Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD) were recently donated to the Library. This collection is made up of books, journal articles, legislation, parliamentary minutes and conference proceedings on all aspects of education and education policy issues. Also part of the collection is a collection of publications from the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris.

The collections of the Education Policy Unit (Natal) and the Centre for Education Policy Development (CEPD) were recently donated to the Library. This collection is made up of books, journal articles, legislation, parliamentary minutes and conference proceedings on all aspects of education and education policy issues. Also part of the collection is a collection of publications from the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris.

 

Other resources
The collection also includes audio and video recordings, charts, transparencies, policy documents, maps, models and slides, and technical reports.

August 2010