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Survey for Academics

Please submit feedback regarding the service you require from your Subject Librarian. The Library will use your feedback to enhance the service provided by Subject Librarians.
Due date: 24 June 2022

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In Celebration of South African Library Week

The week of March 14-20, marked the celebration of South African Library Week (SALW). Libraries, public, special and academic around the nation, hosted various events to commemorate this event...

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Dissecting EBSCOhost

As a die-hard fan of the Life Sciences, I am more biased towards databases like ScienceDirect and the Web of Science. During the recent round of FYE (First Year Experience) library training sessions on EBSCOhost, it felt like we were dissecting EBSCOhost piece by piece...

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The jigsaw puzzle of research … demystified

Have you ever tried completing a jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces? When I opened the box of my first 1000 piece puzzle, I looked at the beautiful countryside scenery image on the box, then stared at the many tiny puzzle pieces, and thought “What were you thinking?” It was ...

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24 March 2022 - 06 October 2022

Research related to Sustainable Development Goals and how to find it in Scopus | Policy documents in Scopus, yes! |Research funding - what can I learn from Scopus? | Scopus as an Accredited List | How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal | All about journal metrics | Making sense of Open Access | Selecting the right journal for your research paper | Harnessing your Scopus author profile | How to write a review article | Predatory journals & other menaces in publishing

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Newsletter

Jan-April 2020 : No3

The Check-Out
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The University Of KwaZulu-Natal Library Newsletter

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Libraries Opening Hours from 29 June to 24 July 2022

CampusLibraryWeekdaysSaturdaysSundaysSanitisation
Times
EdgewoodEdminson Library08h00 – 16h3008h30 – 17h00Closed
All libraries will be closed between 12h00
and 13h00 on weekdays for sanitisation

Howard CollegeBarrie Biermann Architecture Library08h00 – 16h30ClosedClosed
EG Malherbe (Main) Library08h00 – 16h3008h30 – 17h00Closed
Eleanor Bonnar Music Library08h00 – 16h30ClosedClosed
GMJ Sweeny Law Library08h00 – 16h3008h30 – 17h00Closed
Medical SchoolNelson R Mandela Library08h00 – 23h0008h30 – 23h0008h30 – 23h00
PietermaritzburgCecil Renaud (Main) Library08h00 – 16h3008h30 – 17h00Closed
Law Library08h00 – 16h30ClosedClosed
Life Sciences Library08h00 – 16h30ClosedClosed
WestvilleWestville (Main) Library08h00 – 16h3008h30 – 17h00Closed

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Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCHID)

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Welcome! Siyakwamukela!

Library Services during Lockdown

All UKZN libraries will open 24 hours a day and seven days a week for students and staff who are permitted to return to campus. However, Barrie Biermann Architecture Library will open weekdays from 08h00 until 23h00 and on weekends from 08h30 until 17h00 and the Eleanor Bonnar Music Library will remain closed

All libraries will close between 12h00 –13h00 for sanitization in line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

We continue to work remotely and business communication will continue as per lockdown regulations. Librarians remain available to provide virtual support for teaching, learning and research.

The Main libraries on all campuses will open weekdays from 08h00 until 16h30 for students and staff who are permitted to return to campus. However, the Branch Libraries at the Howard College campus – Barrie Biermann Architecture Library will open only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 13h00 till 15h30 and the Eleanor Bonnar Music library will open only on Thursday from 13h00 till 16h00.  

All libraries will be closed on weekends.   

All libraries will close between 12h00 –13h00 for sanitization in line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

We continue to work remotely and business communication will continue as per lockdown regulations. Librarians remain available to provide virtual support for teaching, learning and research.

About the Website

We have revamped and expanded the website. The technology behind the new website is up-to-date, resulting in a website that is cleaner, has a less cluttered design, with simpler navigation and easy to use. It presents a unified view of the library resources and is an important element of our digital infrastructure. The main menu is the gateway to the website.

Our new website represents many months of user research, planning and building, resulting in a website that attempts to be intuitive, accessible and simple to navigate.
We are excited about the enhanced user experience it will offer and invite you to submit comments.

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