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UKZN online library training 2022: Home

These zoom sessions will focus on training postgraduates and undergraduates in the use of library resources as well as referencing and Endnote.

Welcome! Siyakwamukela!

Welcome to the libguide for the Library's training programme   

Recordings from the postgraduate week May 9 - 14 2022 where available can be found under the various blue tabs above as well as ppt slides where provided by presenters.

Sessions that were offered:

  • icatalogue, My Library Account, Sabinet, Ebscohost, Science Direct; Scopus, Web of Science; Proquest
  • Search strategies, literature searching, Scoping reviews; how to publish and increase visibility
  • Basics of Nvivo, SPSS, Endnote

Off campus access

If you are attending sessions from off campus make sure you have Global Protect installed.  ALL USERS USING THE UKZN WIRELESS NETWORK MUST HAVE GLOBAL PROTECT INSTALLED

From the library's home page either:

  • scroll down to the blue box of links on the page and from the middle column called ONLINE RESOURCES click on DATABASES. This will take you straight to the off campus page list beginning with the icatalogue.
  • From the RESOURCES tab on the black toolbar, choose the last option from the drop down menu: OFF CAMPUS ACCESS.

You must be registered and have a UKZN lan login to authenticate yourself for off campus access.

Please contact UKZN Computer Services (ICS) for problems with your LAN username and password, email problems, connectivity issues, etc.

Students can email . or go to the ICS webpage  or call 031 260 4000

Library opening hours and requirements for entry


           All main libraries

             Monday to Friday: 8am to 4.30 pm

               Saturdays: 8.30 am to 5pm

                         Closed daily 12 pm - 1pm for sanitising             

You will need to have a permit to be on campus (the library does not issue permits). To enter the library you need your student card, wear a mask at all times, fill in the register at the entrance. There is no browsing on the shelves. Request books from the open shelves via my Library Account. There is limited access to Academic Reserves books. Sanitiser stations are available at various locations throughout the libraries.


Check the library webpage for changes to opening hours and other critical information during lockdown

ICS division (Information & Communication Services - Computer Services)

For help with your login, password, university email, please contact the UKZN Computer Services ICS division's website  or  Students can email ICS at, or call 031 260 4000

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