Technical Services
Mission

Technical Services department exists to support library activities and provide the infrastructure for Reader Services to render the necessary services to the University community.
Technical Services Unit

The Technical Services section is made up of Acquisitions and Bibliographic units that coordinate specialised and behind-the-scenes library functions and services to enable the smooth operations of the library.
Functions

In collaboration with all Faculties, the department is responsible for the acquisitions of library materials in all formats, the creation and maintenance of the library’s computerised databases containing order records, bibliographic records and authority records in such a manner as to enable the smooth running of the library:

  • Order, receive, accession, catalogue and classify library materials in all formats to be accessible in our library catalogue
  • Evaluate, improve and develop the collection according to different Faculties’  requirements
  • Organise and analyse library collections in order to help researchers, academics and students identify and select suitable material for research, teaching and innovativeness
  • Support the library’s use of technology in order to provide effective services for users and staff in consultation with the Information Technology (IT) department

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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 16:30 Hrs Mondays & Wednesdays
09:00 to 19:00 Hrs Tuesdays & Thursdays
09:00 to 16:00 Hrs Fridays
Closed Saturdays, 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