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The Balme Library consists of 6 departments and 1 special library for the visually and hearing impaired.

  • Acquisitions
    The Acquisitions department orders and receives all library materials. Processing of all library materials begins in this department.

  • Cataloguing
    Library materials are processed in this department using the millenium software from Innovative Interfaces, and sent to the shelves.

  • Periodicals
    This department receives all journal and periodical subscriptions and keeps a record of them. The department is also responsible for gifts and exchange.

  • Reference
    The Reference department is the first point of call for the user / reader. It consists of the librarys' special collections which are:

  • Africana collection
  • Arabic collection
  • Students Reference collection
  • United Nations Regional Depository collection
  • World Bank Collection. This collection is housed in the Development Information Center (DIC) and contains largely reports of Development Research on Developing Countries

  • Technical Services
    The Technical Services Department (TSD) of the Balme Library provides bindery, and other reprographic services for the library and the university community.

  • Braille Library
    It is a library for the visually and hearing impaired.

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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER's) are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. Below are some OER links…