• Getting Published in High Impact Scholarly Journals

    Posted on June 21, 2016

    Invitation to a presentation by Prof. Kobus Maree

  • UP's MakerSpace hosts Manufacturing Systems module award ceremony

    Posted on June 13, 2016

    On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, the Department of Library Services' MakerSpace, in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, hosted an award ceremony for Manufacturing Systems (MVS311), a third-year Industrial Engineering module.

  • #TuksFootball: Youth Day talk with AmaTuks Head Coach, Shaun Bartlett

    Posted on May 25, 2016

    On 17 May 2016, AmaTuks Head Coach Shaun Bartlett shared his story with University of Pretoria students and staff at a Youth Day event organised by the Department of Library Services in the Merensky Library on the University's Hatfield Campus.

  • Shaking UP Shakespeare

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    To mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, the Merensky Library, the Languages Cluster and the Drama Department organised a week of celebrations from 18 to 22 April 2016.

  • Launch of landmark publication by Dr Thula Simpson

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    A landmark book titled Umkhonto we Sizwe: the ANC's armed struggle, written by Dr Thula Simpson, a lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria, was recently launched at the Merensky 2 Library on the Hatfield Campus.

  • Austrian Embassy makes generous donation to UP Library

    Posted on April 28, 2016

    The Austrian Embassy recently donated German language books to the Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria.

  • Official launch of the new library management system

    Posted on April 20, 2016

    The Department of Library Services has officially launched its new library management system, OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

  • National Library Week community outreach

    Posted on March 30, 2016

    To celebrate Library Week, Ms Elsabe Olivier, Assistant Director of the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Department of Library Services, organised a visit to a nearby rural school, Leeuwfontein Primary Farm School, on Tuesday, 15 March, as part of the Marketing and Advocacy Interest Group's...

  • Invitation: First Postgraduate Workshop 2016

    Posted on March 29, 2016

    The Department of Library Services' Research Commons, in collaboration with the Postgraduate Hub, Department of Research and Innovation Support, invite you to this workshop.

  • The South African economy - time to face the music

    Posted on March 10, 2016

    The Department of Library Services recently hosted the Efficient Group economist Francois Stoffberg, who gave a lecture titled 'The South African economy - time to face the music'.

  • ‘LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb’: Exhibition in the Merensky 2 Library

    Posted on August 18, 2015

    The Department of Library Sciences, in collaboration with Sci-Enza and UNISA’s Astronomy Outreach Programme, hosts this exhibition of 22 striking images that show the myriad of things light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our daily lives.

  • The law at your fingertips

    Posted on June 24, 2015

    A venture that started in the Oliver R Tambo Law Library at the University of Pretoria to provide free online access to up-to-date versions of South African national legislation, has proved to be an overwhelming success.

  • Youth Day commemorated at UP

    Posted on June 15, 2015

    In celebration of Youth Day, the Department of Library Services invited former University of Pretoria (UP) student Benjamin Mbana, to present a talk at the Merensky 2 Library on 11 June.

  • Austrian Embassy makes generous donation to Department of Library Services

    Posted on May 26, 2015

    65 Brand new German books were handed over to the Department of Library Services, by Mr Matthias Radosztics.

  • World Book Day at UP presents the future of publishing now

    Posted on April 29, 2015

    To commemorate World Book Day, the University of Pretoria’s Library Services hosted a presentation by Prof Tahir Pillay on the ground-breaking publication of South Africa’s first digital interactive science textbook.

  • BLOODHOUND SSC on display at UP

    Posted on April 20, 2015

    The BLOODHOUND SSC Project is a global engineering adventure that uses the possibility of setting a 1 000 mph (1 600 km/h) world land speed record to inspire the next generation to become interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • South Africa's first Library MakerSpace opens at the University of Pretoria

    Posted on April 13, 2015

    The Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria (UP) became the first library in South Africa to open a Library MakerSpace – a creative laboratory where people with ideas can get together with people who have the technical ability to make these ideas become a reality.

  • ‘Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one’ - Terry Pratchett (1948–2015)

    Posted on May 08, 2015

    Beloved author and the subject of many academic enquiries, Sir Terry Pratchett, has died.

  • Foes, follies and budgetary woes

    Posted on March 11, 2015

    The Department of Library Services hosted a presentation titled ‘Foes, follies and budgetary woes’, during which Dawie Roodt unpacked the Finance Minister Nhlanha Nene’s inaugural national Budget speech.

  • UPSpace still the leading repository in Africa

    Posted on February 10, 2015

    UPSpace, has maintained its position as the number one repository in Africa.

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