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If the book is in stock with the Vendor we will receive the book between 4 to 6 weeks from date of order. If not, we will have to wait longer.
According to our Collection Development Policy, the Library do not refund Staff for material bought from their own funds or their Departments funds. The books can be ‘donated’ to the Library if they want the material to be part of our book stock
You will find e-book titles on Find Plus on the Library Webpage
Acquisitions Department receives order form the Faculty Librarians. In the Department, we check for prices and availability. We then place an order with one of our Suppliers. After receiving the order, we send the book to the Cataloguing Department.
A new book is in process when the cataloguers are preparing it for the shelves.
Anyone can fill in the online form or place an order on a card available at all campuses. The decision to buy a book or subscribe to a journal depends on the budget, the acquisitions department of the library or a faculty librarian.
Yes, once they have been processed and sent to the new books shelves
Go to the Customer Services Office and ask them to inquire when the book will be returned from the binders.
NMMU Libraries Access Control Policy Guidelines
Library collections are available for use by scholars, independent researchers, and other individuals or entities not affiliated with NMMU, under certain conditions:
a) They may join as an external member for 3, 6 or 12 months.
b) They may join as a one day visitor – fee R50.00 per day.
4. Ad hoc visitors include the following categories:
1. COMMUNITY SERVICE:
2. DIVERSE USERS AND DONORS:
3. OPERATIONAL VISITORS:
Maximum number of items allowed
to be borrowed
1st - 3rd year students
10 items max
4th - 5th year students
15 items max
20 items max
30 items max
Admin & Technical staff
A4 paper cost
32c per copy
A3 paper cost
64c per copy
A4 colour print
R2.20 (South campus only)
Use your student card to print and make copies at all the campuses
Yes. Fill in a card at the branch where you are and the book will be requested and delivered for you the same or the next day, depending on what time of day it is.
That a book is being transfered from one branch to another
Lockers are available at R100.00 per year of which R70.00 will be refunded if the key is returned before 1 December
Cubicles are available at South Campus only at R90.00 per year. If you wish to keep the cubicle
during the December/January recess the cost is an additional R20.00
A locker is a storage cupboard where books and personal things can be locked away and a cubicle is a study room for one person.
For lockers at the cash office on the South Campus ground floor and for cubicles at the first floor office of the Director's Secretary
Lockers are available to all students but only post graduate students may apply for study cubicles
You pay a fine of R30
Only post-graduate students and staff
About 2 weeks
Loans from South African libraries: between R5.00 - R35.00 per book
Articles per A4 copy: from R1.00 - R35.00
Loans from overseas libraries: R220.00 per book and R110.00 per article
A book loaned from South African libraries: the due date is determined by the lending library. Some libraries do not allow renewals. A book from overseas libraries must be returned in three weeks.
You will receive notice via email or per telephone
Interlibrary material must be returned to the Interlibrary Loans office at South Campus
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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