Library and Information Services

Library Services for Students with Disabilities

Library Services

The Library provides proxy services to our disabled users:

Proxy services refer to services offered by the Library to users who cannot make use of a Library service or function due to a disability. The Librarian will then bring the services to the disabled user. These include the following:

  • Information searches
  • Book request
  • Information literacy training
  • EndNote training
  • General assistance in the Library
  • Library orientation


The Libraries have dedicated Information Librarian's who work closely with the Disability Unit. Users who require any library service can contact the following staff members:

Mahikeng Campus: Siviwe Bangani at +27 (0)18 389 2322

Potchefstroom Campus: The Information Commons at +27 (0)18 285 2631

Vanderbijlpark Campus: Martie Esterhuizen at  +27 (0)16 910 3174


NWU Services

Free Software

Screen Reading Software


Text to Speech