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Faculty Librarian - George

                                                                                                                                           

Services are free for registered students, all staff members and the University Council.

Persons not registered with NMMU, but residing in George may register as External users. A prescribed fee is payable. External users may only take out books.

Loan rules for different patron categories:

  • NMMU books: (indicating maximum number of books at a time)
    • 1-3rd year students:
      4 for 14 days
    • 4-5th year students:
      10 for 30 days
    • Masters & Doctoral students:
      10 for 60 days
    • Academic & Research Staff / LIS:
      30 for 90 days
    • Admin & Technical Staff:
      10 for 30 days
  • NMMU unbound serials
    • 1-3rd year students: 3 for one hour library use only
    • 4-5th year students: 3 for one hour library use only
    • Masters & Doctoral students: 3 for one hour library use only
    • Academic & Research Staff / LIS: 10 for 14 days
    • Admin & Technical Staff: 10 for 14 days

 

  • NMMU bound serials:
    • 1-3rd year students: 3 for 3 days
    • 4-5th year students: 3 for 3 days
    • Masters & Doctoral students: 10 for 14 days
    • Academic & Research Staff / LIS: 10 for 14 days
    • Admin & Technical Staff: 10 for 14 days
  • NMMU Videos:
    • 1-3rd year students: 1 for 2 hours library use only
    • 4-5th year students: 1 for 2 hours library use only
    • Masters & Doctoral students: 1 for 2 hours library use only
    • Academic & Research Staff / LIS: 3 for 3 days
    • Admin & Technical Staff: 3 for 3 days
       
  • NMMU short loans:

All Patrons: 3 items for
1 hour library use only

  • NMMU study collection:

All Patrons: 3 items for
3 days

  • Renewal of books:

All patrons: once

Overdue charges:

  • Short Loans (1 hour loans): R2.00 per item per hour
  • Study Collection (3 day loans): R3.00 per item per day
  • Multimedia & videos: R2.00 per item per day
  • Open shelf books: R1.00 per item per day

Photocopy charges:

  • A4 paper: 32c per copy

Lost Library material:

  • Real replacement value of an item for all items in print.
  • Average replacement costs: determined in February each year for out of print items.
  • Handling fee: R100 (not refundable)

Where to pay charges:

  • Circulation Desk

Inter-branch loans

Inter-branch loans provide for the borrowing of library material between the different campus libraries of the NMMU.

The following items are available on Inter-branch loans:

  • open shelves books
  • multi-media items
  • special collection – art materials
  • videos - staff only

The following items are not available on Inter-branch loans:

  • short loan collection materials
  • study collection materials
  • bound and unbound serials

Inter-branch loan items may be requested and returned at any campus library.

A maximum of four inter-branch loan items are allowed per client.

Clients will be notified by mail or e-mail regarding the availability of IBL items requested.

Inter-library loans

This service is only available to registered masters and doctoral students and NMMU staff.

Mrs Lungi Magoso receives and processes all Interlibrary loans. She assists patrons to obtain materials not available in the NMMU Library and Information Services. Photocopies and books are requested from South African and international libraries. However if items are not available in South Africa, the patron must give written consent due to the high cost of international requests.

Please check the librarycatalogue before submitting requests to ensure that the required item is not available at any of the NMMU libraries.

In the case of serials, patrons must check the NMMU A-to-Z Journal list to ensure that the article is not available electronically.

Costs:

  • In South Africa: R5.00 - R45.00 per book;
  • articles: R1.00per page;
  • articles 1-15 pages = R45 at non tertiary institutions and
  • International requests: please enquire at the ILL office.

Loan periods:

  • In South Africa: usually two months.
  • International: three weeks.

Renewals are available on request.

Certain categories of materials e.g. rare books. audio-visual materials, reference works, serials, short loanand study collection,etc. are not available on interlending.

Please return books before the expiry date to the library.

Please provide an entity number/cost centre account if the requests are funded from a research fund.

Photocopying and printing

Purchase a photocopy card at R100.00 from the Reception Desk of the Administration building to photocopy. The photocopy card is a once-off purchase.Please note, this photocopy card we are talking about is the same student card you get on registration, you only pay for it when you lose it. From the University you get R50 to make copies and print, then when that is finished you can go ahead and buy credits. Load photocopy credit on the card (32c per page - A4). The photocopy machine in the library operates with this photocopy card only.

Printing quota can be purchased from the Reception Desk of the Administration building.

Copying material is subject to the Copyright Act. It is an offence to copy the whole or a substantial part of a copyright protected book without permission. It is the responsibility of every user to ensure that he/she does not contravene this Act.

The LIS reserves the right to confiscate material that were printed in contravention of the Act.