Admission Criteria

In order to access the ZOU Libraries, you need to complete the Library Registration Form. You are required to bring a receipt for the payment of your tuition fee and your ZOU I.D. If you have not completed this form, ask for one from the librarian and complete it. On completion of this form, you will be issued with at least four user pockets.

After registering with the library, you become a registered ZOU library user. You are now entitled to access and use the library resources in any of the ZOU Network of Libraries. You must never give your library pockets to another person unless you have sought certified authorization for that person to borrow materials on your behalf. You may be suspended from using the library for giving your pockets to another person.

Important Note: Please bring your identity Documents (IDs) when visiting any of the libraries in the Zimbabwe Open University Library and Information Service system (ZOU LIS).You will not be allowed access to the library without the identity documents. ZOU has instituted this ruling for security reasons.

Admission

The categories of users entitled to access facilities and information resources with the ZOU LIS include:-

  • Members of the ZOU Council and Senate, Deans of Faculties, Departmental Chairpersons , Regional Directors, Editors, Evaluators, Programme Tutors (part time and full time) Module Writers and Developers and Researchers;
  • ZOU students and other people affiliated to ZOU;
  • Students, staff and researchers from other Universities and Colleges as approved subscribed readers. NB Approved Readers pay an access fee. The access fees are categorised per day/month. Consult the Librarian for these fees.

Library Operating Hours

The following are the expected opening times for the Libraries in the ZOU Library and Information Service system.

Opening Times

  • Monday -  Friday      0900 hrs - 2000 hrs.
  • Saturday & Sunday  0900 hrs - 1600 hrs.

N.B. Local variations on opening times may prevail at each Regional Centre to suit local conditions so it advisable to consult the librarian at each particular region to confirm the opening times.

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