Library and Information Services

NWU Libraries Celebrate Library Week : 18 - 22 March 2019


In Celebration of Library Week

Library week competition (Vanderbijlpark and Potchefstroom)

Help us reduce the noise at our libraries.

In a group of 3 students come up with ways that the libraries can curb the noise levels. Your group could win NWU corporate freebies.

To enter the competition, leave your comment on the NWU Libraries Facebook page  with the #HelpUsHelpYou

Competition Rules

  • Participants must be registered NWU students.
  • A team must consist of (3) three students.
  • The closing date is 19 March 2019 at 10h00.


Fine free week

In celebration of SA Library Week the LIS promotes a fine free week to all users.  Do you have long overdue library books on your study desk or in your office?  Return them between 18 and 22 March 2019 - no questions will be asked and no fines will be added to your record.


Mafikeng: activities

  • Tell us what collaborate @ your library means to you and stand a chance of winning NWU corporate freebies. Winners to be announced on the 18th of March 2019.
  • Monday 18/03: Library week launch
    • There will be a book launch, and a poetry recital between 10:00-12:00. ​
  • Tuesday: 19/03: Koi Koi Primary School visit (community engagement project)
    • The Mafikeng staff members will set up the library at Koi Koi primary school and donate children's books as part of Librarian of the Year community engagement initiative.
  • Wednesday: Know your right to information access!
    • Tell us what the right to information access means to you and stand a chance of getting yourself a copy of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
    • NB: The first 96 respondents will get the constitution booklets.
  • Collaborate with your shelves
    • The library staff members will partake in shelf reading activities for the month of March.
  • Book Drive (throughout the week)
    • There will be a book drive that will run for the week, asking users to donate Setswana books in recognition of the declaration by the UN declaring 2019 as the International year of indigenous languages.

Potchefstroom: activities

Monday 18 March

  • Van  Schaik Gazebo at entrance of library
  • Sorting and shelving books according to DDC
  • Book Exhibition in the library foyer

Tuesday 19 March 

  •  Van Schaik photo booth
  •  #HelpUsHelpYou (FaceBook page)
  • Competition Draw @12h00

Wednesday 20 March

  • Book Exhibition in the library foyer

Vanderbijlpark: activities

  • Exhibition stand in the Library.
  • ALDE/ALDA training from Monday to Wednesday.
  • Cross-word puzzle with Van Schaik.
  • Competition of the Best Group Picture with Van Schaik.
  • "Help us to Help you" on how to minimize the noise level in the Library (FaceBook page).
Library Week 2019