Vision & Mission

The vision of the Libraries is to provide a level of excellence in its resources and information in support of the University in its drive to regain its status in the academic world as one of the best African higher academic institutions.

The mission of the University of Fort Hare Libraries  is:

  • To provide its user community with access to quality information services and resources in a variety of formats and delivery systems that support teaching, learning, research and the service mission of the University.
  • To foster the skills which are necessary for independent and lifelong learning thereby contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic development of South Africa.

The Library system consists of three institutional libraries serving the Alice, the Bhisho and the East London campuses. The Libraries has over 170 000 volumes of books, periodicals and other material. Its special collections are housed in the Howard Pim Library of Rare Books which is situated on the ground floor. Pamphlets detailing the facilities and services provided by the Library are available free of charge at the Issue Desk and in Information Librarians’ offices.

The Library mission is to provide the materials and services to meet the information and research needs of the staff and students of the University.