Bonafide members of the University may borrow, renew or place a hold on any book on the open shelf collection. This can be done using the OPAC. Patron records are treated with confidenciality and may not be exposed to anyone other person not aurthorised to do so.
Exeternal members may also use the Library services upon paying a fee as prescribed by the Library. Further information can be obtained from the Circulations Control Supervisor (
There is a binding service in the University of Zambia Library.
The service is available 9.00hrs -17.00hrs on weekdays but is dependent on staff availability and, at busy periods, binding cannot always be done immediately.
INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES
In keeping with its mission, the Library provides users with access to the Internet . The vast network of information and resources available on the Internet enables the Library to provide information services beyond the confines of its own collection.
The Main Library and both Branch Libraries provide access to the Internet during hours the library is open. Staff members are available to introduce library users to Internet searching. Library users may also consult basic Internet resources identified by reference staff members, however, patrons are expected to use Internet workstations without library staff assistance.
DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICES
The Document Supply Service exists to obtain for you books, articles, theses or reports which you need for your work but which are not available in any collection of The University of Zambia Library. You can make your request from the Assistant Librarian’s office and delivery is within two weeks.Who Can Use the Service?
This service is normally available for use by members of staff and students of the University.
Library Catalogue (iLink at UNZA)
PCs are available in various parts of the Library. They can be used to access the on-line catalogue and University web pages. No user name or password is required unless one wants to place a hold on a book.
The University of Zambia Library self-service photocopiers can be found in various locations of the library. The photocopiers can be used whenever the buildings are open.
- Photocopying cards
Users will need to buy a photocopying card before using the copiers. Please take care of your photocopying card. It will not work if it is dirty, bent, or put near a source of heat or any form of magnetism (including bank cards or magnetized identity cards). The Library cannot give replacements for lost or damaged cards or give refunds for cards with unused units.
- Copyright : Use of the photocopiers is conditional on compliance with current copyright law and licensing agreements.
PAST EXAMINATION PAPERS
Exam papers from past years are available in bound sets in the Library. Exam papers are for reference use only. These are kept in the Short Loan area. Electronic copies will soon be made available on the UNZA Intranet.
UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA THESES
The Library keeps copies of all University of Zambia theses that have been approved for research degrees. A large number of Masters Theses by members of staff of University of Zambia done from other universities are also kept.
- Finding theses
Fulltext copies of all the UNZA theses can be obtained from the Institutional Repository. All theses held by the Library are also recorded in the on-line catalogue (OPAC) .
- Using theses. If you want to borrow a thesis or just read it in the Library you will be asked to fill in the thesis declaration form inside the front cover. If you want to photocopy all, or a significant part, of a thesis you must obtain the written permission of the author. If you are unsure about what you are permitted to copy please ask at the Information Support Desk
The mission of the Reference Department is to support the research and information needs of the university community. Reference librarians are available at service desks in each library to help you find information and provide research assistance, whether in person or by email.