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The aim of this ICT subject guide is to make your studies pleasant and enrich your access to information resources. Through it, you will have access to general resources and other Open Access resources you may use for your studies.

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NAS Librarian

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Mashia Shokane
Sol Plaatje University
Central Campus
Library Building C004
First Floor: Office 108

Reader's corner

The SPU library encourages a reading culture to all students and staff 

Come and use the reader's corner on the first and second floors of the library.

Take time to relax and enjoy reading our collection of African-inspired novels and poems 

Student mentality motivation for exams

Sol Plaatje University Library and Information Services Operating times

During Term

Monday to Friday :  08:30 to 22:00

Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


During Recess

Monday to Friday : 08:30 to 16:30

Saturday : Closed





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Library week

South African Library Week 2023 Rationale

The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is celebrating South African Library Week (SALW) with the theme “Libraries: telling powerful stories” from 20-26 March 2023.

Humans have told stories for as long as we can remember. These stories are used to share news, amplify the accomplishments of heroes, and pass on cultural traditions, and transfer knowledge and history. Libraries have been central in collecting, preserving and sharing these stories. The first library in South Africa dates back to 20 March 1818, with the establishment by proclamation of the first public library, the South African Public Library, now the National Library of South Africa (Cape Town Campus).

Stories make difficult information easier to understand. Stories can change the future for the better. This year we are focusing on telling those stories, both from a librarian and library user’s perspective, focusing on the achievements of libraries in South Africa over the years, as libraries transform to fit into the New World.

Libraries are currently facing many challenges including funding constraints, the provisioning of adequate and relevant materials, infrastructure problems, insufficient internet access and connectivity, inadequate disaster management and vandalism. These challenges are not new and speak to the resilience of libraries. It is human nature to highlight challenges more than achievements. This year LIASA would like to focus on what we are doing right, what we have achieved. The focus will be libraries telling a good story as well as involving patrons to highlight the benefits of libraries in South Africa and in the process marketing and advocating for libraries.

Libraries are central to communities; they provide not only access to books, but also a space for knowledge, access to information for all, and occasionally offer an escape from the harsh realities. We know that libraries are in the midst of a dramatic change. Technology has transformed how we find and use books, how we gather information, and how we learn. The 4IR has shifted the landscape and how we tell these stories which have contributed to global knowledge, memory and communication.  Libraries in South Africa are transforming the stories that they share and how they share them. This includes the platforms that are used to tell these stories, whether they are recreational, educational, or historical.

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Exam preparation tips

Exam preparation tips


Studying and preparing are vital to success in exams.

It is, however, difficult to know how best to manage your preparation period until you have some experience. Some of these tips sound like ‘common sense’, and relate to the importance of looking after yourself. Others are more about how you do your studying. Both types are important and will help you to both study better, and perform better in the exam.

1. revise early 

2. organize your study time 

3. Look after yourself during study and exams 

4. Use different techniques for revision 

5. change the location of where you study 

6. Take a regular break 

7. know your exam 
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