Access and Membership

Library membership for students is automatic upon registration with the University. Membership for University staff is automatic.
Library Entrance Requirements

To gain entry into the Library

  • Students and Staff must possess a valid NUST Identity Card (ID)
  • Staff members and researchers from other institutions must be in possession of a letter of introduction or recommendation from their institution.
Lost IDs

Should a patron lose their ID, a report must be immediately made with library authorities to prevent unauthorised usage. Patrons are liable for any material checked out using their ID. 
General Rules and Regulations
  • Users must show a valid University or Approved Readers’ Identity Card to the Security Guard upon entering Library premises.
  • For security reasons, bags, cases, rain coats, umbrellas, “bomber” jackets, etc, may not be taken into the Library. These should be left at the Baggage Bay area
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the Library.
  • Cellphone use in the library is prohibited.
  • Readers are at all times expected to observe silence in the Library.
  • All losses of and damage to library materials must be reported to the Library promptly.
  • Allitems taken in or out of the Library are subject to a security check.
  • Library material shall not be issued to persons who hold overdue books and/or have outstanding fines.
  • Patrons should ensure that they obtain a system-generated receipt for all payments made at the Library.
  • Results of students with overdue material and unpaid fines will be withheld until payment is received in full.
  • Students are expected to clear themselves with the Library at the end of every Semester. Failure to do so will result in their results being withheld.
  • The Library will confiscate any material not belonging to NUST Library if there is no proof it was borrowed legally from the lending institution.

NOTE: The Library can suspend a member’s rights to use the Library facilities for infringing the above Rules and Regulations.

Information Technology

The Library is equipped with many computers for use by Patrons.

Patrons shall…

  • use the login information provided onsite in order to use the Library computers
  • use Library computers for research purposes only
  • first make a booking before using Library computers
  • ask for assistance from staff at the Help Desk if they have problems using the Library computers
  • only use laptops from within the Board Room by arrangement with Library IT Department staff
  • report any suspected “foul play” to Library staff

Patrons shall not…

  • change any settings on the Library computers
  • visit Internet sites that contain undesirable or unlawful material, e.g., pornography
  • move any of the Library’s computer equipment
  • install programs on the Library’s computers
  • play music CDs and/or videos on the Library’s computer


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Semester Hours

09:00 to 21:00 Hrs Mondays – Thursdays
09:00 to 16:00 Hrs Fridays & Saturdays
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

Vacation Hours

09:00 to 21:00 Hrs Mondays – Thursdays
09:00 to 16:00 Hrs Fridays & Saturdays
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

Branch Libraries

Medical School Library
Mpilo Central Hospital
Bulawayo
Tel:+263-9-203-337

GSB Library
Main Campus
Corner Gwanda Road/Cecil Avenue
Bulawayo
Tel:+263-9-282-842

FOBE Library
Main Campus
Corner Gwanda Road/Cecil Avenue
Bulawayo
Tel:+263-9-282-842