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Polytechnic of Namibia Library and Resource Centre Guide to Facilities, Resources and Services BY Diana N. Nakuumba & Heikkie Kalenga
Library Mission is to support learning, teaching, research by providing timely and effective access to information and services to the broad Polytechnic community resulting in the improvement of institutional outcomes
Library Hours Closed Public Holidays 05:00-00:00 14:00-20:00 8:00-17:00 8:00-22:00 S em ester Closed December EXTERNAL STUDY AREA ClosedSunday Closed Saturday 8:00-17:00 Monday- Friday Vacations Days
User Duration Loan Privileges Poly Staff Poly Students 15 items 60 days 6 items 14 days
Loan Periods CD-ROMs14 days Videos7 days Short Loan Items2 hours (Not to be taken out of the Library) PeriodicalsNon-circulating NewspapersNon-circulating Books14 days
Rules for borrowing items Own student/ staff cards must be provided whenever Library materials are borrowed. All items must be returned or renewed before the end of the loan period. Renewal of items can only be done twice. All borrowers are responsible for materials checked out on their cards. A fine is payable when items are handed in late, lost or damaged.
OPEN SHELF COLLECTION This is the main collection of books on a wide variety of subjects which may be borrowed for a normal loan period of 14 days.
Namibiana Collection This is a collection of books and other publications on Namibia, as well as publications done in Namibia or written by Namibians. Items from this collection are to be used in the library and cannot be taken out. Periodicals Collection This collection consists of latest issues of academic journals, which can be used in the library only.There are also several local and South African newspapers
Reference Collection This collection includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases etc. The items in the reference collection are to be used in the library and may not be taken out of library premises. Study (Short Loan) Collection The Short Loan Collection consists of prescribed books, materials for assignments and class notes. Materials from short loan are restricted to two hours and must be used in the library.
Multimedia Collection This collection consists of multi- media materials such as video cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s, tapes and can be borrowed as well.
Facilities Internet - Free internet at the Internet Café (66 computer terminals), with printing facilities 3 Student labs (116 computer terminals), with printing facilities Photocopying – 4 photocopy machines Study carrels /Group discussion rooms
Library Rules Using another patron’s user/membership card is prohibited and a serious offence. All Library materials should be returned / renewed before the end of the loan period, otherwise a fine of N$1.20 per day is applicable for each item and no further loans will be permitted until the fine is settled. Study Collection items are to be used inside the Library for a two hour period and are NOT to be taken out. A fine of N$1.20 per hour is payable for each item for late returns. NO smoking, eating (including chewing gum) or drinking is permitted in the Library. ALL cell phones MUST be on silent when entering the Library and shall not be used at any time inside the library. Rude or undisciplined behaviour towards staff and security, preventing them to perform their duties, will lead to a fine and disciplinary action. All rules for the use of Library venues and equipment should be adhered to otherwise a fine is applicable
Library Rules Failure to adhere to any of these rules shall result in a fine of N$150 per offence. Silence should be practiced at any time in the library.
For security purpose, guards have to check every user’s bag. Food, Drinks and personal belongings must be locked in lockers.
All library items are protected against unauthorized removal by an electronic book detection system. Unauthorized removal of library items is regarded as stealing and shall result in a large spot fine.
Loss of Library Materials These should be reported to the Library as soon as possible ! Replacement value plus the overdue fine is to be paid.
Subject specific-Representing all Schools Help students to locate information sources Electronic books and journal database Citing and Referencing of sources Provide information sources for assignment, dissertation and projects. Discourage students to plagiarise Research support e.g. articles Located at level 4-Main library Subject and Research Support
Library Contacts Circulation Librarian : Ms Diana N. Nakuumba (ext 2013) Assist readers accessing library materials, facilities and services. Subject Librarians: Assist faculty and students to find subject specialized information for assignments and research. Dr Bernadette Chanetsa:Human Science (ext 2326) Ms Damalie NajjuukoNatural Resources (ext 2629) Ms Alina NakaandeManagement Sciences (ext 2919) Ms Sikunawa Shoopala:Health Sciences ( ext 2614) Mr Heikkie Kalenga:Engineering (ext 2228)