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Physical closure of UKZN libraries

The physical library was closed to users from 16th March 2020 as a health precaution. The closure will remain in place until further notice. Click here to contact us. 

PMB 0332605258; HC 0312602323; West 0312607390; Med 0312604261; Edge 0312603467


If you are using our library resources from outside the university please click on Off Campus Access to be able to access those resources that are available beyond campus. Go to Resources, then Off Campus Access. You will then need to login with your UKZN login and password.

Please ensure you install Global Protect to be able to search resources and benefit from the UKZN zero rated links - see instructions below.

Training schedule

  • General basic training in a  range of library products will take place from mid February for several weeks. The training will include the library catalogue; Google Scholar; Ebscohost; Sabinet and more.
  • Training takes place in the training lan on the lower ground floor of the main library.
  • Booking sheets are placed on the notice board in the entrance to the main library.
  • The library training programme is advertised in the library, on the University's email notice system; the UKZN Facebook page and via lecturers


Venue: Multimedia Classroom (Training room), Cecil Renaud Library (Main Library), Lower ground floor (next to the photocopy machines).


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