Circulation of Resources

As you will notice, the information resource base is still growing. Presently it is not possible to lend materials to all students for use out of the Library for longer periods. The following is the current circulation policy, which we hope you will follow:

Circulation to Students

  • Limited circulation for use over-night and return to the Library the next morning 
    by 9.00 am.
  • Limited circulation for use over the weekend and items returned Monday morning by 9.00 am.
  • Students may borrow library materials for a period of 1 week.

Circulation to Academic and Non-Teaching Staff

  • Academic Staff - 2 weeks
  • Non-Academic Staff - 1 week

NB: Currently it is not possible to issue out materials for longer periods of more than 2 weeks to all users.

  • Most materials are largely available for use within the ZOU Libraries wherever possible.
  • Items may be taken out for photocopying for a limited time.
  • The Library system upholds International Copyright and National Copyright conventions. Therefore photocopying of parts of a publication FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES will be permitted and not whole works.
  • Copyright permission is sought from ZIMCOPY whenever it is necessary to reproduce whole works.

Closed Access Material/Reserved Materials

Materials that are heavily demanded and yet so few may be placed on closed access or on reserve section. These materials will be available for use within the Library only.

NB

  • Reserve books can be borrowed over-night and returned to the Library the next morning by no later than 10.00am
  • Reserve books can be borrowed over the weekend and returned on Monday morning by no later than 10.00am.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:56

The Zimbabwe Open University is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Cde. R. G. Mugabe, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has appointed Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of

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Latest News & Announcements

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) annual Vice Chancellors games which were initially scheduled for August 23 to 27 have since been moved forward to August 30 to September 3 to pave way to the National Youth Games that are set to be happening in the same week in Hwange

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:13

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Agriculture and a consortium of Sanyati cattle farmers have combined their efforts in improving beef production in the Country. More than 50 farmers are set to directly benefit from the Community Based Research Project.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28

Zimbabwe Open University will once again this year take part at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show which will run from August, 21 to 26, 2017 in Harare

The show, which will be entering its 107th anniversary, will run under the theme

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) joined the entire nation in the National Clean up Campaign launched by the Office of the President in the capital Harare, on August 3 2017.

Despite the invitation coming on short notice, the institution, through the Harare/Chitungwiza Regional Campus,

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