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The UMP Library and Information Services (LIS) was established in 2014 from a one room library with only one staff member, to a state-of-the-art library that currently has a total staff complement of 14 members based at both the Mbombela and Siyabuswa Cam

Welcome Message from the Director: LIS

It gives me much pleasure to welcome you to the UMP Library website which is our virtual space in the global web of information. In this age of information explosion the UMP LIS team is delighted by your presence in physical and virtual spaces. We are here to help you as you embark on a personal quest for knowledge. We are committed to creating an enabling environment to support cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.

Seek the guidance of your Faculty Support: Librarian at every stage of your research. Librarians are here to assist you in accessing and using information effectively for academic success, research, and lifelong learning.

As a strong believer in open access, I encourage scholars to share their research with the rest of the world. Technology is there to complement and not replace the library and in this regard, I still encourage you to frequently visit our physical library that has print books and journals, access to facilities and see more on this video Library Virtual Tour - UMP Library.

Be curious! Discover the tremendous resource, while visiting the physical library space remember to go to Ground Floor and browse through #DiasporaCollection work of African writers in our continent!

We also offer training sessions where users are taken through information literacy to enable you to find, evaluate, organize, use, and communicate information in all its various formats from the massive content that is readily available to you.

Does the Library have any future objections? Certainly! The role of the library is changing and the library will need to reinvent itself. New technological devices are being introduced. We recommend that you take advantage of the “Ask a Librarian” service accessible on all library platforms and make use of the library WhatsApp platform for instant chat with our professional librarians.

The information needs of the users are also changing and therefore the library will strive to get at the heart of the things that matter most to the users through conducting frequent library surveys. The data generated in these surveys will be useful to the University Management in decision making and allocation of resources.

The goal of the UMP LIS team is to meet all information needs with sophisticated research techniques and industry leading research tools. Let us help you work smarter, not harder!!!

Enjoy browsing on our library website and see you soon in the physical library!!!

Mrs. Nomonde dos Santos
Director: Library and Information Services (LIS)