Our Strategic Statement
To give effect to the University strategy by positioning the NWU Library and Information Service within the teaching-learning, research and public engagement functions of the University through the provision of access to world-class information resources and services.
Our Dream (Vision)
To be distinguished as a leading university library in Africa and beyond, known for commitment to partnership in student success, esteemed open scholarship and research.
Our Purpose (Mission)
The NWU Library and Information Service provides access to cutting-edge and impactful resources and services to fulfil academic expectations of our user communities in a professional, creative and innovative manner.
The LIS embeds the following foundational values, based on the constitutional values of human dignity, equality and freedom, and subscribes to the following client-focused values:
- Ethics in all endeavours
- Openness and transparency
- Embracing diversity
Policies and Guidelines
Research and Open Scholarship Services
- Open Access Institutional Repository Guidelines
- Open Access Policy (To be approved)
- Information Resources Procedure Manual
- LIS Collection Development Guidelines
- LIS Binding of Library Materials
- LIS Repair of Damaged Books
- LIS Supplier Evaluation Guidelines
The purpose of Quality Assurance (QA) in the LIS is to develop and establish procedures for monitoring, maintaining and promoting standards of library services, facilities and resources in alignment with the Library and Information Service strategic goals, with support and advice from the NWU Quality Enhancement Office.
LIS Quality Manual
Quality assurance tools
Benchmarking action plan