North-West University Libraries

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.

The 1st and 2nd floor now need essential renovation and unfortunately these renovations 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.

Second floor renovation
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Second Floor Renovations: End of August - December 2017

Implication - no access to the whole 2nd floor during construction
therefore Ferdi's, the Law Collection, printed journal section, group work area and the seminar rooms are not accessible during this period.
Library support measures...
  • We are creating extra study spaces on the first floor and ground floor at the Information area.
  • Besembos will be available as a quiet study area.  
  • The Natural Science Branch Library is also available as a quiet study space.
  • ± 5 500 high demand Law books were selected and will be relocated to the 1st floor to be available for users
  • More than 223 000 eBooks on various subjects and study disciplines are also available as copies of or alternatives to their printed counterparts.
  • 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 for postgraduates
What you can look forward to...
  • A quiet study area with ± 172 seats
  • An additional seminar room
  • Additional laptop workstations
  • An updated aircon system
  • New electric fittings and additional power points
  • The whole floor will be upgraded with new carpets and leno wood flooring
 
 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 for 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