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Monday, 14 October 2019

Did you know?

By Faith Magwaza
Howard College Campus will be opening the new and expanded state of the art Research Commons shortly. This facility is now situated on the 1st floor of E.G. Malherbe Library.

It is one of a kind in the history of UKZN Libraries. It is furnished with:
          •  Fast computers
          • Latest data analysis software
          • Comfortable seating areas
          • All around cameras for safety
          • Printing and photocopying facilities
          • Tea and coffee area
          • Interactive rooms furnished with large monitors
          • Supervisor consultation rooms
          • Research reference material.

Who is eligible to access this vast study area and reading material? Registered UKZN Masters and PhD students.
And there’s more! Half of the 1st floor has been turned into a Research Hub with individual study cubicles.
The facility is access controlled.
What else?
Coffee area

Comfortable chairs



Seminar rooms

Desktop computers

Group Study Rooms


Group Study Rooms

Are these group study rooms available 24/7? These rooms are only available from 8:00- 4: 00pm. They can be booked at the issue desk on the Ground floor of the Library.
For more information on the New Research Commons contact your Subject Librarian: contact details:
Ms Nonjabulo Ngcobo…Ngcobon16@ukzn.ac.za
Ms Claudette Kercival…Kercival@ukzn.ac.za
Ms Nontobeko Sikhosana…Sikhosana@ukzn.ac.za
Ms Faith Magwaza…Magwazan1@ukzn.ac.za

When is the official opening? Watch the Space!!!