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IUM Dorado

About the Library

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.

Mission
To provide all library users with quality and authentic information resources to support high quality education that promotes excellence in scholarship and research

Objectives

  • To provide conducive environment for study and research aimed at enhancing full exploitation of information resources and services leading to the production of all rounded quality graduates
  • To utilize modern information technology to facilitate timely acquisition, organization, retrieval, dissemination and preservation of quality and up to date information resources and services
  • To provide information literacy skills to all library users
  • To collaborate with other information and knowledge providers to benchmark and enrich our information resources and services in accordance with local and international standards in support of provision of quality education

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

Services offered

1. Circulation

Lending services
The library allows its users to borrow information resources for a specific duration dictated by the user group.

Renewals
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.

Loan eligibility
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 days 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)

2. User Training

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.

3. Reference & Information Services

The reference desk assists users in general reference questions pertaining to collection and services of the library. Online reference services are available through “contact your librarian” on web OPAC page.

4. Interlibrary Loan & Document delivery services

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 library@ium.edu.na

E-Resources

  1. Academic Journals www.academicjournals.org
    Subject strength: Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Education, Legal Studies, Development Studies

  2. Africa Journals Online (AJOL) www.ajol.info
    Subject strengths: Arts, tourism, language & literature, health, science & technology, social sciences, information science, education, psychology, finance and management and HIV/AIDs

  3. African Journal Archive - www.ajarchive.org
    This a retrospective digitization project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, providing access to a multi-disciplinary, multi-country digital archive of Africa’s research and cultural heritage contained in its journal literature.

  4. Bepress - www.bepress.com
    Bepress is the frontier of scholarly publishing, founded by professors in 1999. It exists to serve academia by delivering scholarly communication and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact.

  5. Biomed Central: the open Access Publisher - www.biomedcentral.com
    BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals.

  6. BioOne - www.bioone.org
    Provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation plus HIV/AIDs

  7. Bookboon - www.bookboon.com
    Free online textbooks. They are downloadable. Cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

  8. Bookbsee - en.booksee.org
    Multidisciplinary e-books library

  9. CSIR Research Space - researchspace.csir.co.za
    This database provides access to some of the research outputs generated by CSIR scientists. The CSIR in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa.

  10. Digital Commons Network - www.network.bepress.com
    Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.

  11. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - www.doaj.org
    Subject strengths: philosophy and religion, languages and literatures, arts and architecture, agriculture and food sciences, biology and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry, health sciences, earth and environmental sciences, history and archeology, social sciences, science general, law, technology and engineering, general works

  12. EBSCOhost - www.search.ebscohost.com (ask for login credentials from the library)
    Includes databases like, Business Source Premier, Health source: Nursing, Regional business news and Ebsco discovery services.
    Strength: coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics and Health sciences

  13. Econbiz - www.econbiz.de
    EconBiz is a search portal for economics & business studies. The portal aims to support research in and teaching of economics with a central entry point for all kinds of subject-specific information and direct access to full texts.

  14. Eldis - www.eldis.org
    Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. It has 26,000 full text documents free to download

  15. Emerald Insight - www.emeraldinsight.com
    Subjects strength: Accounting & finance; Economics; Education; Tourism & Hospitality; Marketing; Health & Social care; HR & Organizational behavior; ICT, etc.

  16. FreeFullpdf - www.freefullpdf.com
    Over 80 million of free scientific publications Life sciences | Health sciences | Physics sciences and Engineering | Social sciences and Humanities

  17. Global Ethics Network - www.globethics.net
    provides an electronic platform for ethical reflection and action

  18. Google scholar - scholar.google.com
    General database (multi-disciplinary) containing scholarly information

  19. Health organization publications (WHO) - www.who.int
    Provides statistics and reports on health. (World- wide coverage). HIV/AIDS

  20. Highwire Standford University - highwire.stanford.edu
    Free Online Full-text Articles (list limited to journals published online with the assistance of Highwire press)

  21. Hinari - www.who.int (ask for login credentials from the library)
    Subject strength: Biomedical and related social sciences

  22. Hubmed - www.hubmed.org
    Search free full text/review on medical literature

  23. Information Research - informationr.net
    It is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines

  24. JSTOR - www.jstor.org (ask for login credentials from the library)
    Subject strengths: Humanities and social sciences, education, linguistics, mathematics & statistics, health science, biological sciences, law, library science, psychology.

  25. National Academies Press (NAP) - www.nationalacademies.org
    The National Academies Press (NAP) allows readers in most developing countries to obtain Academies reports free from the NAP Web site in portable document format (PDF). Access is also available to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a multidisciplinary journal that spans the biological, physical, and social sciences

  26. Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) - www.nepjol.info
    NepJOL is a database of journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines.

  27. Opendoar - www.opendoar.org
    List of world repositories archiving scholarly materials and peer reviewed journals of interdisciplinary nature.

  28. Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern & Southern Africa (OSSREA) - www.publications.ossrea.net
    Focus on social science research with public policy & practice in Eastern & Southern Africa.

  29. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - www.unesco.org The UNESCO catalog lists over 100,000 UNESCO documents and provides access to the full text of many of these.

  30. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)- www.uneca.org
    List of world repositories archiving scholarly materials and peer reviewed journals of interdisciplinary nature.

  31. World Bank Publications - www.elibrary.worldbank.org
    The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank’s subscription-based collection of nearly 8,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers including:
    • Development Outreach, World Bank Economic Review and World Bank Research Observer journal articles published since 1996
    • Development Economics (DEC) policy research working papers published since 1995
    • e-books and reports dating as far as the 1970’s (in the case of the World Development Reports), plus
    • all new formal publications upon release.
  32. World Wide Science - www.worldwidescience.org
    A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals

Rules & Regulations

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.

Operating Hours

Semester opening hours
Library Mon-thur Fridays Saturday
Dorado (Winter time) 07:30-18:00 08:00 – 17:00 09:00 – 17:00
Dorado (Summer time) 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
Recess hours
All libraries 08:00 –17:00 (closed between 13:00 - 14:00) CLOSED
ALL LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Library Contacts

IUM Dorado

Dorado Campus Library:

Tel: 061-433 6000

Fax: 061-433 6152

Email:library@ium.edu.na

IUM Dorado

City Campus Library:

Tel: 061 245 150

Fax: 061 248 112

Email:library@ium.edu.na

IUM Ongwediva

Ongwendiva Campus Library:

:Tel:065 230 149

Fax: 065 230 159

Email:library@ium.edu.na

IUM Nkurenkuru

Nkurenkuru Campus Library:

Tel: 066 264 957

Fax: 061-433 6152

Email:library@ium.edu.na

IUM Swakopmund

Swakopmund Campus Library:

Tel: 064 400 106

Fax: 064 400 106

Email:library@ium.edu.na

IUM Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay Campus LIbrary:

Tel: 064 206 647

Fax: 064 206 647

Email:library@ium.edu.na