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UMP Library

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

Payment of Library Fines

  Open Collection Loans Short Loans Inter-library Loans
Lost / Damaged Item Fine R199.65 R199.65 Amount determined by Lending Library
Loan Overdue Fine R1.33 a day R1.33 per hour R1.33 a day
Recalled Overdue Fine R1.33 a day R1.33 per hour R1.33 a day
*Fines do not have to be paid until they reach R60:00. Once that figure is reached fines must be paid in full.
Students - If you do not pay your fine within a reasonable time, you may be 'encumbered'. This means that you will not be able to use your library account, get your results or graduate.
*My Library Card : You may use your library account to: view the items or renew what you have on loan and the respective due dates and check outstanding fines.

Lost and Damaged Books

The Library will bill its users who have lost or damaged materials beyond repair at the standard replacement charge. In addition, each item will incur a non-refundable R199.65 handling fee.

Any unpaid handling/replacement costs will result in a restriction being placed on a user's account with the University library. Loan privileges will be withdrawn until all accounts have been settled. Unpaid accounts will be billed to the relevant students ‘account and related items will be declared lost on the library system. Items that have been declared lost and for which the replacement cost and handling fee have been paid, will not receive a refund if returned to the library at a later date.