Library news

The library is primarily intended for students, lecturers and researchers of the Faculty of Information Studies and the Faculty of Applied Social Studies. It is also open to other users in the fields of science, research and education. Its mission is to provide ongoing study support and additional information to all its students and educators, and to provide essential literature for the research work of researchers. It offers its users free access to basic and recent books and reference material, organised by basic subject groupings. There are also databases of articles, abstracts and other texts that can be accessed remotely from home with a username and password. The library has a computer for searching the library catalogue and for browsing the Internet.

Opening hours (October – June):Summer opening hours (July, August, September):
Monday: from 9:00 to 15:30 Monday: from 9:00 to 15:00
Tuesday: from 10:00 to 15:30Tuesday: from 10:00 to 15:00
Wednesday: from 7:30 to 15:30Wednesday: from 9:00 to 14:00
Thursday: from 9:00 to 17:00Thursday: from 9:00 to 15:00
Friday: from 9:00 to 15:30Friday: from 9:00 to 14:00

CLOSED: Every day between 11:00 and 12:00,  Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

On Monday, 15 April and Tuesday, 16 April 2024, the library is CLOSED. Thank you for your understanding.

You can visit us out of office hours by appointment (by e-mail to or by phone to 059 075 152)!

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