The Library’s collection consists of books, journals
(electronic and print), and audio-visual material. Library facilities
include computer workstations with internet access, printing,
photocopying, audio-visual viewing stations and group viewing
facilities. The library also offers study areas including cubicles for
postgraduate students and a 24 hour study area that is accessible 7
days per week.
Some of the services on offer are circulation, document
delivery, information services (these include direct support to
individual students and academics) and training in the use of the
library and its resources.
The University of Venda Library is housed in one main library
building. The Law Library is a section within the main building housing
the legal collection.
The mission of the University of Venda Library is to provide a
comprehensive information service to its students, staff and the
community outside the University.
The Library will achieve its mission by means of advanced
information and communication technology, well trained staff and a
comprehensive stock of information resources.
The vision of the University of Venda Library is to be a dynamic,
user focused information service provider that caters for teaching,
learning and research within fields of study that are responsive to the
needs of rural and regional development in Southern Africa.
Mushoni Mulaudzi obtained an honours degree in Library and Information
Science from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo)
and a Masters Degree in Public Management from the University of
Pretoria. She worked as a librarian at Vhembe District Library before
joining the University of Venda Library in 1992. Mushoni Mulaudzi has
served as a member of Council of the African Library Association of
South Africa (ALASA), Regional Representative of the Library and
Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), member of the Limpopo
Provincial Library and Information Service Board responsible for
advising the MEC on library and information services matters in the
province. Mrs. Mulaudzi heads a staff establishment of 39 members.
It is compulsory for students to attend a library orientation
session on the day set aside for their School's Library Orientation.
Further orientation will be arranged with academics during the course
of the year. General library orientation takes place at the beginning
of the year and is targeted at first entering students.
For more information please contact:
Ms T.V. Nemalili (Librarian: User Services)
Tel: 015- 962 8559
3. Further training
Advanced user training is offered throughout the year and is
available at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Training
sessions can be arranged for individuals and groups.
Academics are encouraged to arrange user training sessions for their
Please contact the Subject Librarian for your school to
arrange for training