Welcome!

The postgraduate space provides exclusive access to all honours, master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral students and academic and research staff. Exciting opportunities to get acquainted with world-class products, techniques and methods are offered regularly. Researchers in different fields of study will be allowed to rub shoulders and, by doing so, ensure the interaction between disciplines.

 

Policies

Food & Beverage

  • Only snacks and covered beverages are allowed within the Commons.
  • NO messy foods such as pizza, pies or lunch boxes are allowed in the Commons.
  • You may eat outside the library.
  • Please wipe any spills on the workspace, and throw trash in the dustbin.

Workspace

  • Spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Don't leave your belongings overnight.
  • No PC/workspace should be left unattended for more than 1 hour.
  • No PC/workspace should be reserved for anyone.
  • If the workspace is unattended for more than 1 hour, your belongings will be removed and kept at the Helpdesk.
  • You MAY leave your belongings unattended at YOUR OWN RISK.

 

NWU Mahikeng 

Facilities and Equipment

Please contact Maphefo MaakeMaphefo Maake at +27(0)18 389 2322  for more information.

NWU Potchefstroom

Facilities and Equipment

Research Commons

The research commons offers admission to master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral students as well as academic and research staff

  • Access via your university card
  • Spacious computer workstations
  • Individual laptop stations with Wi-Fi access
  • Print, copy and scan facilities
  • A modern, technologically equipped conference room with an interactive whiteboard, sound and lighting facilities
  • A core collection of research methodology handbooks as well as essential reference works
  • A comfortable leisure area with DSTV (limited channels, no audio)
  • Single-person study cubicles
  • Seminar rooms for group discussions, one of which has Skype facilities
  • A coffee machine (self-pay)

Bookings

  • Lockers can be booked for one month
  • Renewals can only be made if no other student is waiting to use the locker

Ask Us!!

  • Experienced information staff will be available to assist researchers and refer them to subject librarians when necessary.  After hours the facility will be run by postgraduate student-assistants
  • Ask the Help desk to borrow equipment, e.g. headphones, adapters, cables, extra screens etc.

Honours Commons

The honours commons offers admission to honours and fourth-year students only

  • Access via your university card
  • Spacious computer workstations
  • Individual laptop stations with Wi-Fi access
  • Print, copy and scan facilities
  • Seminar rooms for group discussions
  • A core collection of essential reference works and research methodology handbooks
  • A comfortable leisure area with daily newspapers

Ask Us!!

  • Experienced information staff will assist students and refer them to subject librarians when necessary.  After hours the facility will be run by postgraduate student assistants
  • Ask the Help desk to borrow equipment, e.g. headphones, adapters, cables, extra screens etc.

NWU Vanderbijlpark

Facilities and Equipment

Research Commons

The research wing offers admission to master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral students and academic and research staff.

  • Access via your university card
  • Spacious computer workstations
  • Individual laptop stations with Wi-Fi access
  • Print and copy facilities
  • A modern, technologically equipped conference venue with an interactive whiteboard, laptop, sound and lighting facilities
  • A core collection of research methodology handbooks
  • A comfortable leisure area (no daily newspaper service)

Bookings

  • Lockers can be booked for one year
  • Renewals can only be made if no other student is waiting to use the locker

Ask Us!!

  • Experienced information staff will be available to assist researchers and refer them to subject librarians when necessary. 

Honours Study Rooms

The honours study rooms are available to honours students only

  • Print and copy facilities
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Room 111, SL1 - 5 seats and a whiteboard
  • Room 112, SL1 - 6 seats and a whiteboard