UL Library

by Israel Boafo Bansah

UL Library, The University of Limpopo Library and Information Service is comprised of one campus libraries and two branch libraries. The Turfloop Campus Library near Polokwane is a comprehensive academic library while the branch libraries at Mankweng College of Nursing and Polokwane Hospital are mainly health sciences libraries.

The libraries acquire, organize and facilitate access to information resources, both print and electronic, for use by academic staff, students and researchers for study, teaching, research and community development. The branch libraries also cater for the information needs of the employees of the Department of Health in Limpopo Province and the Department is responsible for funding the libraries. The libraries offer standard tertiary library services, including circulation, reserve collection, subject/information librarians, information literacy, document supply and photocopying.

The Turfloop Library
Building occupies five floors and there is a twenty-four hour study room opposite the foyer of the building. The library collection is arranged by subject on various floors as follows:

The Western Wing
Ground Floor Africana
1st Floor Law Library
2nd Floor Government Documents Section
3rd Floor Agriculture, Computer Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical and Mineral Sciences and Health Sciences
4th Floor Economics and Management SciencesThe Eastern Wing
1st Floor Education, Social Sciences, Languages and Communication Studies

Subject Librarian that are responsible to train students on how to access and use library services.

SCHOOLSCONTACT PERSON OFFICE NO:CONTACTS
AccountancyMs. Shoroma Abigail First floor 
Office no: 1044
Tel: 015 268 2321
abigail.shoroma@ul.ac.za
Agriculture and Environmental SciencesMr. Raolane JerryFirst floor 
Office no: 1003
Tel: 015 268 2969
jerry.raolane@ul.ac.za
Economics and ManagementMs. Shoroma Abigail First floor 
Office no:1044
Tel: 015 268 2321
abigail.shoroma@ul.ac.za
EducationMr. Seabi LucasGround Floor
Africana
Tel  : 015 268 2968
lucas.seabi@ul.ac.za
Health SciencesMs. Motlhake ThondoThird floor 
Office no: 3004
Tel: 015 268 2497
thondo.motlhake@ul.ac.za
Languages and CommunicationMr. Senoa KoketsoGround Floor
Africana
Tel  : 015 268 2968
koketso.senoa@ul.ac.za
LawMs. Mokadi CathrineNew R-Block 
Office: 1003
Tel: 015 268 3697 
cathrine.mokadi@ul.ac.za
Mathematical and Computer SciencesMs. Motlhake ThondoThird floor 
Office no: 3004
Tel:015 268 2497
thondo.motlhake@ul.ac.za
Molecular and Life SciencesMr. Raolane JerryFirst floor 
Office no: 1003
Tel: 015 268 2969
jerry.raolane@ul.ac.za
Physical and Mineral SciencesMs. Motlhake ThondoThird floor 
Office no: 3004
Tel:015 268 2497
thondo.motlhake@ul.ac.za
Social SciencesMs. Bopape LisbethSecond Floor 
Office no:
015 268 2958
lisbeth.bopape@ul.ac.za
Turfloop Graduate School of LeadershipMs. Ramaboea GloriaFourth floor
Office no: 4004
Tel: 015 268 2959
gloria.ramaboea@ul.ac.za
Library Orientation
Description
It is an introduction of Library information sources and services that are offered to new students and staff members at the beginning of each year. Advanced library orientation (Bibliographic Instruction) if is offered to senior students and interested academic staff members throughout the year.

Information Literacy Training
Description
Information Literacy is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate and use information in the correct manner. It develops students to be critical thinkers and increases their ability to read and analyze information to become independent information users. The training modules covers; the structure of the book, Online catalogue, Periodicals, Electronic Resources (databases), Reference materials, Plagiarism and Copyrigt
Database Guidelines

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