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Ms Yoli Soul
University Librarian

The University of Fort Hare Library has Campus Libraries located on the Alice Campus as well as at the East London Campus of the University,the Bhisho Campus and the Department of Nursing Sciences also in East London.The Library has over 165 000 volumes of books, periodicals and other material. Special collections are housed in the Howard Pim Library of Rare Books which is situated on the ground floor of the main library building. The East London Campus Library includes the Bisset Berry Collection that also is housed separately from the campus's main collection.
The purpose of the University library is to provide the University community with access to quality information services and resources in a variety of formats and delivery systems that support the teaching, learning research and service mission of the University of Fort Hare and to foster the skills which are necessary for independent lifelong learning thereby contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic development of South Africa.The information services Library Services is integrated to the teaching, learning and research activities of the University.




To support excellence, the Library Services:
  • Places emphasis on freedom of enquiry
  • The staff will have strong user focus, emphasizing fairness and respect in dealing with all our users (Student, Staff and Members of the Community)
  • Staff will be committed to the integral nature of the Library Services in what is taught at the University
  • Will have highly trained staff to provide these services
  • The operations of Library services will be driven by the principle of quality, documentation, measurement, benchmarking, constant improvement and innovation
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