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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.

Information Resources

  • Printed books (open collection)
  • Reserve collection
  • Multimedia
  • Artefacts (synthetic human bones)
  • Theses
  • Periodicals (back-issues)
  • E-books
  • E-journals
  • Databases


  • Study spaces
  • Study cubicles
  • Discussion rooms
  • Training room
  • Postgraduate and staff electronic room
  • Undergraduate Lab
  • Photocopying & Printing
  • 24 Hour study facility


  • Circulation
  • Reserve
  • Printing
  • Information Literacy training
  • Inter-library loans