Library Services during Lockdown Level 3

The main Libraries on all campuses and the Law Library on the Howard College and Pietermartizburg campus have re-opened on Monday, 1st February 2021 on Weekdays (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 09:00-15:00 for students and staff who are permitted to return to campus.


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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New Year’s Resolutions

At the UKZN libraries, the provision of an efficient and continuous service to the University community is a resolution which the staff have maintained every year. The pandemic resulted in new ways of providing the service being researched and implemented. Librarians, have stayed the course, never wavering in their endeavours to assist with queries while working remotely.......

Care, Handling & Storage of Old Photographs

Family photographs are some the few things in life that are truly irreplaceable as they represent decades of history and memories.

Preserving your precious photos could be the single most important thing you do for your children and for generations to come....

Standing the test of time

How we perceive things will differ from person to person because we do not all think alike; our reasoning processes differ just like our fingerprints. But, can we agree that when we look at the two pictures, we all see the same building, pathway, stairs and greenery.......

To Mask or Not

Like most Academic Libraries UKZN Library has been offering virtual service with staff working from home and providing an online service to the university community. Returning to work in September was a surreal experience. The transition of working from home and then going to the physical workspace was somewhat unsettling. Having adapted to Zoom and Microsoft Teams.......

Returning to work in the time of Covid-19

Like me, have you ever thought that you would be returning to work after a seven-month absence? It feels somewhat surreal but then again nothing is unusual in the age of Covid-19. Having felt so protected within the confines of our homes, it now feels as though we are venturing into uncharted territory. We all have to adapt to a “new norm” set of routines.......

Jan-April 2020 : No3

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