Welcome!

The North-West University strives to deliver high quality focused research. By establishing an exclusive research and honours space the Library contributes towards accomplishing this goal.

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

NWU Mahikeng 

Please contact Glenda Makate at +27(0)18 389 2355  for more information.

NWU Potchefstroom

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.

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
  • Single person study cubicles
  • Seminar rooms for group discussions, one of which has Skype facilities
  • Print and scan facilities
  • A modern technological equipped conference room with interactive whiteboard, sound and lighting facilities
  • Experienced information staff will be available to assist researchers and to refer them to subject librarians when necessary.  After hours the facility will be run by postgraduate student-assistants
  • A core collection of research methodology handbooks as well as basic reference works
  • A comfortable leisure area with DSTV (limited channels, no audio)
  • A coffee machine (self-paid)

Bookings

  • Lockers can be booked for 1 month
  • Renewals can only be made if there is no other student waiting to use the locker

Ask US!!

  • Ask questions about research
  • 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
  • Seminar rooms for group discussions
  • Print and scan facilities
  • Experienced information staff will be available to assist students and to refer them to subject librarians when necessary.  After hours the facility will be run by postgraduate student assistants
  • A core collection of basic reference works and research methodology handbooks
  • A comfortable leisure area with daily newspapers

Ask US!!

  • Ask questions about research
  • Ask the Help desk to borrow equipment, e.g. headphones, adapters, cables, extra screens etc.

NWU Vanderbijlpark

Facilities and Equipment

Research Wing

The research  wing 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 and copy facilities
  • A modern technological equipped conference venue with an interactive whiteboard, laptop, sound and lighting facilities
  • Experienced information staff will be available to assist researchers

Honours Study Rooms

The honours study rooms are available to honours students only

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