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Closure of Library Services during the Year-end Break

Closure of Library Services during the Year-end Break

UKZN Library Services will close at 12h30 on Friday 23 December 2022 and re-open at 08h00 on Tuesday 3 January 2023. Please note that the Inter-library Loans and PPV service will not be available from 23 December 2022 until 2 January 2023.

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Open Access Initiative at the University of KwaZulu Natal (October 2022)

“There is vast literature about the awareness and access of open access resources. Research studies are conducted to understand the importance of Open Access Resources in different fields of life....

Yabelana Survey

Yabelana Survey

The Library is undertaking a survey on your use and experience of Yabelana, a Figshare Data Repository at UKZN. This will help us identify areas of improvement in order to enhance our services in support of research, teaching and learning and value your feedback. The survey has 7 questions and should take you about 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time; All information will be treated in a confidential manner; Therefore, your response remains confidential.

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Wiley Digital Archives

Integrating hundreds of years of historical evidence into everyday research

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#SpringDay2022InTheUKZNPmbLibrary

In collaboration with the UKZN Pmb library colleagues

1 September is traditionally known as Spring Day. The day that replaces our winter blues and fills us with hope and expectation of warmer days and a brighter tomorrow....

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Book review: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynnis Ridley

It is not often that I get a chance to read a book ordered by one of the academics. However, I decided to give this book a read as it is based on the story of a remarkable woman and it came highly recommended by the academic.

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Your academic archaeological footprints within library resources

When you travel your academic journey, you leave footprints which can be discovered by anyone who endeavours to investigate your academic life, long after you have exited the institution. These footprints can be discovered through the library resources....

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UpToDate

UpToDate is a physician authored evidence-based point of care resource created for all clinicians to help make the right decisions while at the point of care, reducing risk and improving patient outcomes. This tool is used by clinicians world-wide to support clinical decision making, and is a valuable addition at UoJ in preparing students for the future in medicine.

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Pioneering digital anatomy, physiology and clinical education resources since 1991

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Jan-April 2020 : No3

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The University Of KwaZulu-Natal Library Newsletter

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Opening Hours

CampusLibraryWeekdaysSaturdaysSundays
EdgewoodEdminson Library24 hours24 hours24 hours
Howard CollegeBarrie Biermann Architecture Library08h00 – 23h0008h30- 17h0008h30- 17h00
EG Malherbe (Main) Library24 hours 24 hours24 hours
Eleanor Bonnar Music Library08h00 – 16h30ClosedClosed
GMJ Sweeny Law Library24 hours24 hours24 hours
Medical SchoolNelson R Mandela Library24 hours24 hours24 hours
PietermaritzburgCecil Renaud (Main) Library24 hours24 hours24 hours
Law Library08h00 -16h30ClosedClosed
Life Sciences Library24 hours24 hours24 hours
WestvilleWestville (Main) Library24 hours24 hours24 hours

Special Collections

PietermaritzburgAlan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives08h00 -16h30ClosedClosed
Centre for African Literary Studies08h00 -16h30ClosedClosed
WestvilleGandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre08h00 -16h30ClosedClosed
Campbell Collections08h00 -16h30ClosedClosed

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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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