Durban University of Technology Library

Durban University of Technology Library

Background

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) formed by the merger of Technikon Natal and M L Sultan Technikons, is a vibrant multi-campus tertiary level institution at the forefront of higher education, technological training and research. This merger on 1 April 2002, was South Africa’s first tertiary sector merger. The two merged institutions share a combined history of over 170 years! The University has in excess of 23 000 students and a staff of 1 500. There are six campuses spread over Durban and Pietermaritzburg. DUT offers a variety of full-time and part-time programmes leading to tertiary qualifications. These range from Certificate courses (one year of full-time study) and National Diplomas (three years of full-time study) to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Technology.

The DUT Library is a multi-site service, providing library and information services at the six DUT campuses. It has a staff component of 80. A centralised Directorate and Materials Organisation Department form the core of the multi-site library service.

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Vision and Mission

Vision
The DUT Library seeks to be an enduring yet flexible learning institution providing self-paced and self-selected transmission of knowledge.

Mission
In pursuit of its vision, the Library is committed to being a student-centered library that enhances learning, teaching and research through the provision of information services, access policies and instruction programmes in line with the objectives of the university:

We value:

A strong service ethos

Pursuit of knowledge

Mentoring excellence

Commitment to equity of opportunity

Library Hours

Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
Alan Pittendigh Mon,Tues,Thurs: 07:30 – 24:00Wed: 08:30 – 24:00Fri: 07:30 -18:00

Sat: 09:00 – 17:00

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 07:30 – 18:00Wed: 08:30 – 18:00Fri: 07:30 – 16:30

Sat: 10:00 – 14:00

Mon,Tues,Thurs: 07:30 – 02:00Wed: 08:30 – 02:00Fri: 07:30 – 18:00

Sat: 09:00 -17:00

Sun:10:00- 14:00

Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
BM Patel Mon,Tues,Thurs: 07:30 – 22:30Wed: 08:30 – 22:30Fri: 07:30 – 18:00

Sat: 09:00 -17:00

Mon,Tues,Thurs: 07:30 -18:00Wed: 08:30 – 18:00Fri: 07:30 – 16:30

Sat: 10:00 – 14:00

Mon,Tues,Thurs: 07:30 – 24:00Wed: 08:30 – 24:00Fri: 07:30 – 18:00

Sat: 09:00 – 17:00

Sun: 10:00 – 14:00

Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
Brickfield Mon – Thurs: 08:30 -17:00Fri: 08:30-15:30Sat: 09:00-14:00

(First Sat. of the month)

Mon – Thurs: 08:00-16:00Fri: 08:30-15:00Sat: Closed Same as Term Time
Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
City Mon,Tues,Thurs, Fri: 07:30 – 16:30Wed: 08:30 -16:30Sat: Closed Same as Term Time Same as Term Time
Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
Indumiso Mon,Tues,Thurs: 08:00 – 24:00Wed: 08.30 – 24:00Fri: 08:00 – 16:30

Sat: 09:00 -17:00

Same as Term Time Mon, Tues, Thurs: 08:00-02:00Wed: 08:30 – 02:00Sat: 09:00 – 17:00

Sun: 10:00 – 14:00

Library Term Time Vacation Time Exam Time
Riverside Mon, Tues, Thurs: 08:00 – 21:30Wed: 08:30 – 21:30Fri: 08:00 – 16:30

Sat: 09:00 – 17:00

Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 16:00 Same as Term Time
Sun: 10:00- 14:00

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