Library

About the Library

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) library offers specialised and comprehensive health information services to the University’s students and staff in support of teaching, learning, research and community engagement. Information resources are available in all formats: print, multimedia and online. Our facilities include computer workstations, study spaces, discussion rooms and printing facilities.  Wireless coverage ensures access to online resources with selected academic databases also accessible off campus. Our staff offer their expertise in answering your library-related queries as well as training for individuals and groups.

The library hours, services, facilities and staff complement are all geared towards assisting you in your academic journey. During Orientation Week, you will be afforded an opportunity to join the library, as well as undertake a tour of the library.

Services Offered

  • Information Literacy (equips you on how to use the library optimally)
  • Reserve Collection (high demand material)
  • Open Collection for borrowing
  • Information Desk (assist with queries and locating resources in the library)

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Library & information services hours:

Term time
 
Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 22:00
Friday 07:30 – 16:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday Closed
Vacation
Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 16:00
Friday 07:30 – 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Extended Hours (Examination Period)
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 00:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

Please note the following:

  • Library doors closes 15 minutes prior to closure time.
  • The Library is closed on Sundays, Public and University Holidays.
  • The library closes at 16:00 on any day preceding any Public/University Holiday.
  • The Library is also closed on Saturdays when Friday or Monday is a Public/ University Holiday.