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New Students and Staff: Getting Started at Rhodes Library: Welcome

Welcome to Rhodes University Library - a dynamic place to visit! This guide has been designed to assist you to become familiar with both print & electronic resources and on-site & virtual services at the Library

Welcome to Rhodes Library

Welcome to Rhodes University Library!

Our Library provides you with access to a variety of books, journals and online databases, as well as computer labs, silent study zones, and collaborative workspaces.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you make the most of these resources and achieve your academic goals.

Use this guide as a starting point to find out about the Library services and resources available to you.

Contact your Faculty Librarian for all your library and information queries, for example, Short Loan, Refworks, Search All and Database Assistance etc.

For additional information and assistance, explore the Subject Guides

Rhodes University Library

Library Purpose Statement

Rhodes Library Services - Purpose Statement

‌‌‌RUL Purpose Statement

The Rhodes University Library (RUL) has evolved into an attractive, well-resourced and popular facility that is designed to actively promote and support the research, teaching and learning endeavours of the University. The RUL, aligned to the RU faculties, provides customised services and products to undergraduates, post-graduates, staff, alumni and visiting scholars of each faculty. 

All services are designed towards providing on & off-site access to global information and knowledge. The RUL is committed to building, maintaining and facilitating access to balanced and relevant information & knowledge collections in print and electronic formats; providing the necessary equipment and technologies to access and use all types of information; and facilitating access to national and international collections through inter-lending and reciprocal agreements. (Satgoor, U. 2012.  Rhodes University Library Strategic Plan 2013 - 2015)