UKZN Library Westville | University of KwaZulu-Natal

UKZN Library Westville | University of KwaZulu-Natal

Address: University Road, Chiltern Hills, Westville, 4001 South Africa

Contact Details: :Phone: +27-31-2608058 or +27-31-2607390 – Fax: +27-31-2607833

Location: The Library is in B Block, near the Quad and is easily accessible to students.

Facilities: Library Staff Training Centre; Research Commons; Photocopiers, Computers

Library hours

Term time Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood                       Open 24 hours      
Howard College
EGM Library                                            Open 24 hours
Architecture 08h00 – 23h00 08h30 – 17h00 08h30 – 17h00
  Law  08h00 – 16h30  08h30 – 12h30  Closed
Music
      08h00 – 23h00
08h30-12h30
Closed
Medical Library  Open 24 hours
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud  Open 24 hours
Life Sciences
08h00 – 23h00
08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours 08h30-17h00 Closed
Westville  Open 24 hours
Examination Time Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood Open 24 hours
Howard College
EGM Library  Open 24 hours
Architecture 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours
Music 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Medical Library  Open 24 hours
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud Open 24 hours
Life Sciences 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours 08h30-17h00 Closed
Westville Open 24 hours
Supplementary Exam Time
Weekdays
Saturday
Sunday
Edgewood Open 24 hours
Howard College
EGM Library Open 24 hours
Architecture 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours
Music 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Medical Library Open 24 hours
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud Open 24 hours
Life Sciences 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours 08h30-17h00 Closed
Westville Open 24 hours
Vacation : Easter Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood Open 24 hours
Howard College
EGM Library Open 24 hours
Architecture 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours
Music
08h00 – 23h00
08h30-12h30 Closed
Medical Library
Open 24 hours
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud Open 24 hours
Life Sciences 08h00 – 23h00 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law Open 24 hours 08h30-17h00 Closed
Westville Open 24 hours
 
Vacation : June Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood 08h00 – 16h30  08h30-12h30 Closed
Howard College
EGM Library 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
Architecture 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
Music 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
  Medical Library  07h30 – 16h30  08h30 – 12h30  Closed
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud
08h00 – 16h30
08h30-12h30 Closed
Life Sciences 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
Law 08h00 – 16h30 08h30-12h30 Closed
Westville
08h00 – 16h30
08h30-12h30 Closed
Vacation : September Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood Open 24 hours
Howard College
EGM Library  Open 24 hours
Architecture 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00
Law Open 24 hours
Music 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00
Medical Library Open 24 hours
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud Open 24 hours
Life Sciences 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00 08h00 – 23h00
Law Open 24 hours
Westville Open 24 hours
 
Vacation : December Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Edgewood 08h00 – 16h30  Closed Closed
Howard College
EGM Library
08h00 – 16h30
Closed Closed
Architecture 08h00 – 16h30 Closed Closed
Law 08h00 – 16h30 Closed Closed
Music 08h00 – 16h30
Closed
Closed
Medical Library 08h00 – 16h30 Closed Closed
Pietermaritzburg
Cecil Renaud 08h00 – 16h30  Closed  Closed
Life Sciences 08h00 – 16h30 Closed Closed
Law 08h00 – 16h30  Closed Closed
Westville 08h00 – 16h30  Closed Closed
 Year-End Break   Year-End Break  Year-End Break  Year-End Break
 Date  Weekdays  Saturday  Sunday
  Edgewood, Howard College, Pietermaritzburg, Westville
 28th Nov to 21st Dec  08h00 – 16h30  Closed  Closed
 22nd December  08h00 – 12h00
  Medical School
 08th Dec to 21st Dec  08h00 – 16h30  Closed  Closed
 22nd December  08h00 – 12h00

 

  •   Some of the times may vary due to the individual campus programmes. 
  •  All libraries are closed during the period between Christmas and New Year.
  •  All libraries are closed on public holidays.

The Main Library was founded in 1961 and was located at Salisbury Island. In the early 1970s the Library moved to Westville when the University of Durban-Westville relocated.

 

The Library serves the needs of students, staff and researchers in the Commerce and Management Sciences, Health Sciences, and the Sciences (Life Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Geology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science).

 

The collection consists of more than 250 000 volumes of books, journals and other multi-media items in various formats, and a growing collection of electronic resources, in particular journals. The Library also has an important audio-visual collection. Off campus access to a range of online databases and journals is available to UKZN staff and registered students. You will need to authenticate yourself with your lan login.

 

An Academic Reserves collection is available at Westville housing copies of prescribed and  recommended books and other materials in high demand. Such materials must be used in the library during the day but may be borrowed overnight or for weekends. Please consult the nearest Academic Reserves desk for information. There is also a guide under the ‘Services’ tab on this website.

 

An Interlibrary loans service provides items required for academic research work which are not held by a particular campus library or any of the UKZN libraries. Items that are borrowed from outside UKZN are borrowed from any library in the country that forms part of the ILL agreement. There are charges in certain circumstances, please consult the ILL office before you submit requests.

 

The library has a post graduate Research Commons.

 

An Subject librarians are available to assist users with information related queries and user education. Please consult the ‘Contact us’ tab on the library website.

 

Libguides are subject based information guides to information resources for the different disciplines.