Through personnel commitment to professional ethos, the Library and Information Services strives to make accessible to all learners, to lecturers, to researchers and the entire learning community, a dynamic information resource in order to give apractical meaning to the University's purpose as a repository of knowledge and a centre of excellence.

The hub of the NUL Library and Information Services is located in the Thomas Mofolo Library building on the main campus at Roma.

The NUL Library plays a central role in ensuring the fulfilment of core academic initiatives, of the University. The Library strives to provide a dynamic information service to its clientele in order to give a practical meaning to the university’s purpose as a centre of excellence in learning, teachingand research.

Whereas NUL Library and information services operate an open door policy whereby “walk-in” users may enter reading rooms, only eligible users may borrow items and get passwords to access e-resources from the Internet. Those entitled to the mentioned privileges comprise:

  • Bona fide students of the university
  •  Any staff member of the University as defined in the appropriate University statutes
  •  Any extra-mural member approved by the Library Board
  •  Visiting research fellows and/or professors

Others may make the necessary arrangements with the Library authorities.

The NUL Library comprises the Thomas Mofolo Library as the main Library at Roma Campus; and the site Libraries at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies (IEMS) in Maseru. IEMS has branches in Mahobong, Mohale’s Hoek and Thaba –Tseka. The Library offers a mobile library service to these IEMS emerging sites. The Branch Library of IEMS and the mobile library are primarily for IEMS students and teaching staff.

NUL Library has started operating a mobile library, which moves from one place to another around the country.

Mobile Libraries contact details:

Station

Contact details

Mobile Library hours and routes

Mafeteng

   

Mohale’s hoek

   

The objective of the mobile library is to ensure access to information resources and library services for students and schools in remote areas.

The mobile libraries provide the following services:

  • Database searches
  • Catalogue searches
  • Information literacy training
  • Circulation services (issuing, renewals, requests and returning of books)
  • Marketing of library services
  • General enquiries