UNISA Online Library

UNISA Online Library

UNISA Online Library – About the Library

As the largest academic library in Africa, we are also one of the best-endowed with information resources, information technology and expert staff.

The Unisa Library came into being in 1946 when Unisa introduced distance learning as a mode of tuition. The last 50 years have been a period of rapid growth, with the printed book collection now totalling over 1.5 million items. In addition, we stock over 300 000 other items as well as 4 000 current periodical titles.

We subscribe to an increasing number of electronic journals (e-journals). Both the e-journals and the growing collection of electronic books (e-books) are available to Unisa students and staff online 24/7 via the internet, regardless of the user’s physical location.

See Also:   University of South Africa UNISA Online 2019

We encourage Library clients to use the Library as a space conducive to research and study.

Unisa Library has established two mobile libraries, one in the Polokwane region (Limpopo province) and the second in the Parow region (Western Cape province)

Mobile Libraries contact details:

Region Contact details Mobile Library hours and routes
Polokwane 015 290 3431/33/36 February – November(PDF)
Cape Town 021 936 4128/25/26 February – December(PDF)

The objective of the mobile libraries is to ensure equitable access to information resources and library services for students wherever they are.

See Also:   UNISA Online Application For Student Number 2019

The mobile libraries provide the following services:

  • Database searches
  • Catalogue searches
  • Information literacy training
  • Circulation services (issuing, renewals, requests and returning of books)
  • Marketing of library services
  • General enquiries

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