Library Services

The Library provides proxy services to our disabled users:

Proxy services refer to services offered by the Library to users who cannot use a Library service or function due to a disability. The Librarian will then bring the benefits 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 Librarians who work closely with the Disability Unit. Users who require any library service can contact the following staff members:

  • Mahikeng Campus: Nomzingisi Madikane at +27 (0)16 389 2198.
  • Potchefstroom Campus: The Information Commons at +27 (0)18 285 2631
  • Vanderbijlpark Campus: Maropene Ramabina at  +27 (0)16 910 3042

NWU Services

Free Software

Screen Reading Software


Text to Speech