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Library Orientation: About

This guide will familiarise you with the layout and organisation of the Library facilities, collections and services.

Welcome to UFH Libraries

Alice Main Library East London Library

Welcome to the University of Fort Hare Libraries. The Libraries provide access to some of the cutting edge information that will assist you address your academic needs throughout your stay at the university and beyond. We recognize the fact that some of you might not have had access to libraries before and may find it difficult to use the resources that are available for your use. We further recognize that some of you might not be able to use a computer and will urge you to take full advantage of the Information Literacy Training Programme that is offered by our Information Librarians for free. Enquire within the library for this type of training.

The university has three libraries at the Alice Main Campus, Bhisho and East London Campus and you will have access to all these libraries.

Bhisho Campus Library Alice Main Library

Mission

To provide the University community with access to quality information services and resources in a variety of formats and delivery systems that support teaching, learning, research and service mission of the University of Fort Hare and;
To foster skills which are necessary for lifelong and independent learning thereby contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic development of South Africa.

 

Alice Campus East London Campus

 

About this Guide

 

'Orientation to University of the Fort Hare Libraries'

This guide will familiarise you with the layout and organisation of the Library facilities, collections and services.

Specifically, you will understand the way each of the following Library resources and services works at UFH:

  • Short Loan/Reserve
  • Lending services
  • Reference material
  • Photocopiers
  • Periodicals 
  • The online Catalogue
  • How to read a Dewey number and find books on the shelves     
  • Basic Library rules
  • Where to get assistance

Opening Hours

 

 

Term

Alice

Bhisho

East London

Monday

8:30-00h00

10:00-18:00

8:00-00h00

Tuesday

8:30-00h00

10:00-18:00

9:00-00h:00

Wednesday

8:30-00h00

10:00-18:00

8:00-00h:00

Thursday

8:30-00h00

10:00-18:00

8:00-00h:00

Friday

8:30-20:30

8:30-15:30

8:00-20:00

Saturday

8:30-16:00

Closed

9:00-17:00

Sunday

13:30-17:30

Closed

12:00– 17:00

Long Term Break

8:30-16:30

8:30– 16:00

8:00-16:30 Saturday & Sunday Closed