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About BIUST Library

The BIUST library is a vibrant centre designed to support teaching and learning by providing services and products that enhance critical thinking and research skills. The library provides study areas for the users, consisting of traditional quiet study areas, open plan area, computer rooms and discussion rooms. It offers an environment that is both stimulating and relaxing for the users. The well trained and dedicated library staff is always on hand to provide the users with tailor-made services including among others, orientation for new users, reference service, inter-library loan service, and training on information literacy skills. This ensures that the user’s BIUST library experience contributes to lifelong learning.

Attain national recognition as the top research Library; the intellectual centre of Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST); and a key academic partner and catalyst for learning, research and knowledge creation.

To provide resources and services that are responsive and aligned to the educational, research and outreach activities of staff and students of BIUST.

In carrying out its mission, realising its vision and in all its actions the University is guided by the following core values:

  1. Equality and Diversity – fair and equal treatment, respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others, promoting an inclusive culture for all.

  2. Sincerity and Trust – genuine, truthful, honest, transparent, integrity, reliability.

  3. High performance and Quality– hard work, teamwork; strong work ethics; commitment, dedication, fast-paced, successful, accountability, quality and results-oriented, ambitious, recognition and reward, talented staff, and students.

  4.  Innovation – creative, open-minded, resourceful, entrepreneurial,

  5. Collaboration: we shall promote communication with the academics, foster teamwork and share information with each other.

    Collegiality: we shall be open and create a collegial work place.

    Ethics: we shall promote the best use of information and work practices.

    Scholarship: we shall promote teaching, learning, research and application of results.

    Service: we shall serve all who enter the Library.

REGISTERING TO USE BIUST LIBRARY

After registering as a student and receiving a BIUST student card, please visit the Library to activate your student account at the Library circulation desk.

Always bring your BIUST student card when you visit the Library. You will not be allowed to borrow any books without it. Please do not lend the card to anyone.

GENERAL RULES
  • Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in the Library
  • Cell phones are to be muted
  • Animals except guide dogs are not allowed in the Library
  • Damage to or loss of Library material, books, periodicals etc, must be compensated for by the person responsible
  • Please ensure that any Library material you wish to take is properly issued to you
  • Please make sure that you take all your belongings
RESOURCES AND FACILITIES
  • Research collection:- books, periodicals, multi-media, e-books, electronic journals and databases
  • Dedicated quiet study areas
  • Group study areas
  • Inter Library Loans
  • Course reserves
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Research help: Library staff will help you find the best resources for assignments, projects and research papers.

 

BORROWING ENTITLEMENT

PatronEntitlementPeriod
Undergraduate41 month
Graduate82 months
Academic Staff84 months
Staff41 month

Using the Library

About the Library

Operating Hours

DURING SEMESTER​ 
Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 10:00 am
Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

During Public holidays the library is Closed

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