How can I access past exam papers online?

On the NUST library homepage, click on the link ‘Digital Library’ and then on ‘Past Exam Papers’. You can then select the exam papers you want by browsing through the folder structure.

Are food and drink allowed in the library?

Food and drink are NOT permitted in the library.

Can I use my laptop in the library?

Yes, Patrons may bring their laptops into the library.

How can I access full dissertations from the Library?

Full dissertations can be obtained from the Reserve section of the Library. However, these are strictly for Library use only. This means that they can not be taken out of the library. Dissertations can be borrowed for a maximum of 3 hours each. If you are unable to find dissertations from a particular department, please consult the Reference librarian on duty at the help desk. He or she will assist you.

How can I get training in Information Literacy Skills?

Please visit the eResources Centre to make arrangements or contact your Subject Librarian.

How do I access electronic resources off campus?

First log on to the Library website http://library.nust.ac.zw. On the left hand column menu select Electronic Resources OFF Campus.  A list of all the licensed e-resources that the Library Subscribes to will appear in alphabetical order under the heading “Electronic Resources List”.  Then select the e-resource or database which you would like to use.  A page prompting for your user name and pass word will pop up. Your username is your Surname and First name separated by a space. The pass word is the barcode of your University ID Card starting with 21…….

How do I use the wireless network?

The IT office provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and also the instructions can be found on notice boards in all the study rooms.

What are key to icons?

Key to icons acts as a guide to material or resource labelling.It spells out the format in which a piece of information is inscribed,eg video,image or text.

What is a database?

A database is a searchable collection of information. In library research, a database is where you find articles. Each database contains thousands of articles from different journals, which you search simultaneously. You can cover a lot of ground quickly using databases, finding more articles with higher relevancy than searching in individual journals.

What is a journal?

A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, professors and other experts. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study, and are usually peer reviewed. Unlike newspapers and magazines, journals are intended for an academic or technical audience, not general readers.

What is a subject guide?

Subject guides list relevant and useful resources—article databases, encyclopedias, e-books, web sites and more—for specific subjects. They are a great place to start your research: to find the important databases in a particular field, to get helpful tips from your subject librarian , and to discover lesser-known research materials.

Library Opening Hours

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 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