Library and Information Service

First and Second Floor Renovations: Ferdinand Postma Library

During the past few years the Ferdinand Postma Library had the opportunity to upgrade and repurpose library spaces to keep track with the changing needs of the user community.

In 2014 the Library had established a brand new HONOURS & RESEARCH COMMONS on the 3rd floor.

2015 the ground floor received a facelift, accompanied by an undergraduate INFORMATION COMMONS.

Last year the 2nd floor were renovated. We now have a quiet study area with 172 exstra seats and an additional seminar room. 

The 1st floor now need essential renovation and unfortunately this renovation will affect library users.  The library staff will however put support measures into place to assist users.

We do apologise for any inconvenience during the renovation period.

 First floor renovations

First Floor Renovations: January - April 2018

Implication - no access to the whole 1st floor during construction
therefore  no access to the Main Book Collection  and the quiet study area on the 1st floor.
Support measures...
  • ± 25 000 high demand books were selected and will be relocated to the 2nd floor to be available for users
  • ± 140 000  eBooks are available via the Library catalogue
  • Books available at Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark Libraries will be provided via intercampus service
  • Letters of introduction to other University Libraries will be provided to Masters and PhD students
  • Interlibrary loans will be available to postgraduates
  • The study collection will be expanded - academic staff will have the opportunity to reserve additional books for use by students
What you can look forward to...
  • Additional laptop workstations
  • An updated aircon system
  • New electric fittings and additional power points
  • The whole floor will be upgraded with new carpets

  Follow our renovation in pictures: First floor