Overview

The Library’s collection consists of books, and journals (electronic and print). Library facilities include computer workstations with internet access, printing, and photocopying. The library also offers study areas including a 24 hour study area that is accessible 7 days per week, and cubicles with internet ports for masters and doctoral students.

The library has three main divisions under the Director, Library Services:
(1) Circulation Services which is comprised of Main issue desk, short loans, information commons and InterLibrary loans.
(2) Reference Services which is made up Information services, Law library and Special Collections.
(3) Technical Services which is comprised of technical processing, periodical section and Acquisitions.

The Law Library is a section within the main building housing the legal collection. 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.

Mission and Vision
Mission
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.

Vision
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.

Operating Hours
The Library is open during the following hours:

Day Time
Mondays – Thursdays 09:00 – 00:00
Friday 09:00 – 22:00
Saturdays 08:30 – 17:00
During Vacations 08:00 – 16:45 Mondays to Fridays

Changes in the opening hours will be indicated by notices issued by the Library from time to time.

Contact Details
Phone: +27 (0)15 962 8314
In case of an Emergency: +27 (0)82 881 4555
Email: mushoni.mulaudzi@univen.ac.za
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