Rules

Rules

Please observe the following rules to make the most out of the services available.

  • Return all materials issued out to you on the due date indicated;
  • Do not bring in food and drinks into the library;
  • Serious study requires a quiet environment. Therefore, observe silence all the time you are in the library;
  • Do not make any markings in books, theses and journal articles because these destroy materials and distract other users attention from the real reading materials;
  • Users shall be required to replace all materials damaged in their possession or shall be charged an equivalent replacement value of the damaged item(s);
  • Bags and parcels must be left outside the library;
  • Use cell phones outside the library;
  • Registration with the library is a must for everyone and pockets must be produced upon clearance before graduation.

Library Fines for Over-Due Materials

  • For ordinary items not returned on time, the offender shall be charged $1.00 day delayed for the first 5 days, there after the charge will be $2.00 per day;
  • For reserved items not returned on time, the offender shall be charged $1.00 per hour delayed;
  • To replace lost library pockets, $1.00 shall be charged per pocket;
  • For lost library materials the replacement value plus added administration cost involved will be charged;
  • For ZOU members of staff who lose library materials debit orders shall be made directly on the offender's salary;
  • Please note that there will be not option, but to indefinitely suspend those found persistently defaulting by failing to observe the above rules and regulations.

Approved Membership Fees

  • Day pass                        $1.00
  • 1 Month subscription      $10.00

Organisation of Library Collections

  • Materials are arranged on shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification scheme.
  • Shelf-guides are put in place, which guide users to locate resources.
  • An OPAC has been put in place to help you identify and locate required material.
  • Please ask for assistance from a Librarian in attendance, if you have any problem using the library.
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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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:13

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:50

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

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