The physical library was closed to users from the 18th December 2020 and will reopen in January 2021 as a health precaution.
We will continue working remotely and business communication will continue as per lockdown regulations. Librarians remain available to provide virtual support for teaching, learning and research.
In 2020 the libraries opened on weekdays (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 9am - 3pm for students and staff who were permitted to return to campus (those who have permits).
No browsing of the collections will be allowed (nobody is allowed to go to the bookshelves), however, a book retrieval service will be offered. Users may submit requests for circulating material. Books may be returned to the Issue Desks or Book drop boxes. Users who do not have permission to access campuses are requested to keep the items until campuses re-open. all items on loan will be renewed and library fines for overdue material will be waived.
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.
Venue: Multimedia Classroom (Training room), Cecil Renaud Library (Main Library), Lower ground floor (next to the photocopy machines).