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The Namibia University of Science and Technology Library has the following collections:

Open Shelf Collection

The Open Shelf collection is the main collection of books on a wide variety of subjects. Items may be borrowed for the normal loan period. Books are arranged according to the spine number in an alpha-numerical order from 000-999. This collection is housed on Levels 3 and 4.

Multimedia Collection

The Library`s digital and audio-visual resources are housed in this collection, which is located on Level 3. It includes CDs, DVDs, videos and audio cassettes. For assistance with this collection, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Reference Collection

This collection, located on Level of the Library, includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases and directories to be used for reference purposes in the Library only.

Short Loan Collection

Prescribed textbooks, materials for assignments and lecturers’ notes are kept in this collection, which can be found on Level 4. As students are required to purchase their own copies of prescribed books from the official bookseller, only a limited number of copies of prescribed textbooks are kept in the Short Loan Collection. To ensure access to as many students as possible the loan period is restricted to two hours for use inside the Library only.

Namibiana Collection

This is a collection of books and other publications on Namibia, as well as those published in Namibia or written by Namibians. Items are for users’ perusal in the Library only and can be accessed and consulted on Level 4. The Library aims at giving greater access to Namibian related publications by placing additional copies in the Open Shelf Collection.

Periodicals Collection

Academic journals, a small number of popular magazines and several local and South African newspapers are held of Level 2 in the Periodicals section. They are for consultation only, so as to keep them accessible to all Library users. The latest journal issues are displayed on the Library shelves while older numbers are arranged in magazine boxes, alphabetically according to title. Please note that some of the Library`s print journals are available online through the Namibia University of Science and Technology Library online journals. Newspapers are issued at the Periodicals Information Desk for reading in the Periodical Section of the Library. Older newspapers are only kept for three months.

E-journals and other e-resources can be accessed through the computers provided in the Periodicals Collection for this purpose. Library staff can be requested for assistance. A set of the Namibia University of Science and Technology yearbooks is also available for use in the Periodicals Collection.

Please access the current and ceased list of journals here

Thesis Collection

This small, but growing collection consists of masters and doctoral theses and dissertations, including some by Namibia University of Science and Technology staff and students. It is located next to the Reference Collection on Level 2. Items from this collection may only be used inside the library. NUST theses are available in full text on the Ounongo Repository.

UNESCO Collection

This very useful collection of non-circulating material is located on Level 4. It consists of books produced and published by UNESCO, as well as publications on education, science, culture and communication. The collection was donated to the Namibia University of Science and Technology Library by UNESCO. The abbreviation 'UN' is used on the spine labels to identify items in this collection.

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