Our Mission and Vision


An indispensable steward of knowledge management, creation and use for advanced human development.


A premier library and information service provider of the African continent.

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About Us

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, teaching and 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 remotely. 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 of 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. The Library offers a mobile library service, primarily for IEMS students and teaching staff at remote areas.

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Thomas Mofolo Library Operating Hours

Monday - Friday7:00 — 22:30
Saturday - Sunday8:00 — 17:00
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IEMS Library Operating Hours

Monday - Friday8:00 — 17:00
Saturday - Sunday9:00 — 17:00
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Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Lesotho Authors

In partnership with Lesotho library consortium (LELICO), EIFL has negotiated a number of agreements with publishers that secure waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) for corresponding authors to publish their articles in open access. If you click on the Download button, you will be able to get a full list of eligible journals for …