IUM library has commitment to ensure that a conducive and vibrant learning environment is created for students and staff. The library is state of the art learning and research centre for the entire university community, where scholars create, retrieve and share knowledge. Our collection is rich in scope; covering almost all sphere of knowledge; packaged in physical formats as well as electronically. The library is automated using Sirs Mandarin software, whose modules are integrated, thereby creating a seamless interaction of services. We endeavour to become a world class academic library.
To provide all library users with quality and authentic information resources to support high quality education that promotes excellence in scholarship and research
Goal of the library
Our goal is to be the intellectual heart of the university, where the vast heritage of human thought and experience will be preserved to provide a stage for interaction of scholarly minds, in addition to assisting the university in pursuit of its vision, mission by providing timely access to quality and relevant information resources in a variety of media to meet the research, teaching and learning needs of the University
The library allows its users to borrow information resources for a specific duration dictated by the user group.
Books borrowed from the library may be renewed for a further period which is dependent on the user category. Users may renew online through the web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) or via circulation desk.
The library is open to all registered students, academic and non-academic staff. However, in order to loan items out, you are required to register for library membership at the library’s circulation desk.
Borrowing privilege is based on below table. (Applies to general collection only)
|Patron category/ user group||Loan Period (open shelves books)||Loan limit||Renew (period)||Renew limit|
|Lecturers||60 days||4 books||14 days||3 books|
|Students||14 days||4 books||7 days||2 books|
|MBA students||30 days||4 books||7 days||2 books|
|Non-academic staff||30 days||4 books||7 days||2 books|
Short loan books are loaned for 3 hours
MBA books are loaned out for 2 and 7 days respectively (available at Dorado Campus only)
The library educates users on how to make use of the various available information materials; print and electronic.
The training is aimed at ensuring that the library user is able to optimize the use of the library resources.
Training is provided to groups or on one to one basis. Contact the Library for more information or to book a session.
The reference desk assists users in general reference questions pertaining to collection and services of the library. Online reference services are available through Ask-A-Librarian
Materials (books & Journal articles) that are not available in IUM libraries may be obtained from other libraries that IUM library has collaboration with, upon request. This service is limited to the academic staff only. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Using designated computers, library users (Dorado campus) can print directly from their portal or email and collect the printed work from the photocopy room. To use this service, students must load money on their accounts through the finance office. All other campus student can print at the allocated photo copiers using their flash disks.
All photocopying is done at designated photocopiers.
NB: Windhoek Students are advised to load money in their accounts to enable them to make copies/print.
You can now access scholarly resources (ejournals, ebooks, and articles) for free from authoritative databases
For the library to provide the most conducive learning environment, the following rules and regulations shall apply:
LR 1: silence must be observed at all times
LR 2: University identification card must be shown at the entrance to the library. No person shall enter or leave the library except via authorized entrance and exit points.
LR 3: Library users are expected to be responsible for their valuables. The library shall not be held liable for any loss.
LR 4: every student should use his/her own student card to borrow books and/or book a computer. Library computers must be used for academic purposes only.
LR 5: Users are expected to check the condition of the book they intend to borrow and ensure that it is in good condition before borrowing it. Only those books that are in good condition will be loaned out.
LR 6: Stealing or attempting to steal library property is a punishable offense.
LR 7: Restrictions
LR 7.1: Mobile phones shall not be used in the library and briefcases and bags shall not be allowed in the library. Mobile phones must be switched off before entering the library and bags and briefcases must be left in the baggage area outside the library.
LR 7.2:iPod, MP3 players, Walkman’s and other music players shall not be allowed in the library
LR 7.3: Order and good conduct must be observed in the library. Placing feet on desks/chairs and sleeping in the library is not allowed.
LR 7.4: Eating and drinking in the library is forbidden. No food or drink should be brought into the library.
LR 7.5: Reserving sitting space or leaving personal books/files on tables for long shall not be allowed.
LR 7.6: Writing, marking, defacing or damaging library materials/facilities is prohibited. Users who engage in any of these activities shall replace the damaged library property.
LR 7.7: Library books used in the library must be left on the tables and not re-shelved by users.
LR 7.8: Use the provided bins to dispose litter.
LR 8: Any user who wilfully damages library property will face disciplinary action by the university disciplinary committee.
LR 9: Fines for overdue books will be N$ 1.00 per day while the use of mobiles (LR 7.1 & LR 7.2) and indiscipline shall attract a fine of N$ 35.00.
LR 10: The librarian has the discretion to suspend any student who accumulates overdue fines/loans until all payments have been settled in full.
LR 11: Clearance: All students must clear with the library upon completion of their courses or when required by the University to do so.
|Semester opening hours|
|Dorado||08:00 – 19:00||08:00 – 17:00||09:00 – 17:00|
|Windhoek City||08:00-19:00||08:00 – 17:00||09:00 – 17:00|
|Ongwediva||08:00-19:00||08:00 – 17:00||08:30 – 12:30|
|Swakopmund||08:00-17:00||08:00 – 17:00||08:30 – 12:30|
|Walvis bay||08:00-17:00||08:00 – 17:00||08:30 – 12:30|
|All libraries||08:00 –17:00 (closed between 13:00 - 14:00)||CLOSED|
|ALL LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS|
Dorado Campus Library:
Tel: 061-433 6000
Fax: 061-433 6152
City Campus Library:
Tel: 061 245 150
Fax: 061 248 112
Ongwendiva Campus Library:
:Tel:065 230 149
Fax: 065 230 159
Nkurenkuru Campus Library:
Tel: 066 264 957
Fax: 061-433 6152
Swakopmund Campus Library:
Tel: 064 400 106
Fax: 064 400 106
Walvis Bay Campus LIbrary:
Tel: 064 206 647
Fax: 064 206 647