Dear UWC Community
Congratulations on being accepted to study at the UWC. The Library pledges her commitment to support students in achieving their study goals 2022.
UWC upholds the Coronavirus Health and Safety Protocols to maintain a safe and conducive learning/ work environment at all times. Please adhere to all COVID 19 Protocols and UWC COVID Task-team requirements at all times, including the wearing of a mask and social distancing in the library.
Under the current relaxed Lockdown 1, the Library doors of Learning are open to UWC permit holders only, our operational hours are available on the Library webpage – https://lib.uwc.ac.za.
Our interactive Website offers a full digital service platform with a plethora of critical and core quality peer- reviewed articles; e-books; discipline databases, past exam papers, research repository materials as well as Faculty Libguides . These add value to your e-learning curricula learning and research needs. Please access our uKwazi search engine to use the Library resources. Online full-text resources are zero-rated data, via the VPN connect UWC access. Check in with our real-time Ask a Librarian Chat service on the webpage, during normal work hours.
Library Staff are very knowledgeable and competent offering best support for your learning and research needs. I invite you to engage with the Faculty/Research Librarians and view our online videos, which helps you to stay focused on your learning goals 2022.
On behalf of the Library Management and staff, we wish you a successful academic year.
Vision: To be a strategic partner recognised for our excellence in innovative and relevant library services.
Mission: To enrich the learning, teaching and research experience by providing relevant resources and expertise to enable academic success and enhance UWC’s standing.
STRATEGIC GOAL 1:
Having the right capabilities to deliver the vision
STRATEGIC GOAL 2:
Leverage best-practice technologies to facilitate innovative learning, teaching and research experiences
STRATEGIC GOAL 3:
Collaborate internally and externally to benchmark, advocate and assess relevant needs and practices
STRATEGIC GOAL 4:
Offering physical and virtual spaces that promote a flexible learning environment
STRATEGIC GOAL 5:
Secure financial sustainability through appropriate funding models