Overview of the Office of the Librarian
Established in 1954 as the nucleus collection of the former Pius XII College, the Library moved to the current building that was constructed in 1964. The Library building was named after Thomas Mofolo when it became NUL Library. The Library has since evolved into a conglomerate of a conventional library, the archives, documentation unit, a museum section and other services that harmoniously provide information for academic and related purposes. The service operates from the Roma campus-based Thomas Mofolo Library (TML) building that is the hub and the source of a variety of information resources. Structurally, the Library functions through three Divisions whose scope permeates satellite sites at the Faculty of Law, at ISAS and at IEMS.
The Library holds about 200,000 volumes of print books on the open shelves and over 189,000 titles of documentation and archival records that are kept on closed access. There are 501 titles of bound and current serial items. Electronic resources range from an increasing number of licensed databases, to several others available through subscription, exchanges and free deposits. The nucleus of the University museum is steadily developing. The entire collection of various conventional and non-conventional information-channeling formats is housed mainly at TML where the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) describes and locates each of the items listed in the automated system. Although gradually being phased out, a manual catalogue for the semi-catalogued materials exists concurrently with OPAC. Subject areas of all these materials focus on the information needs of clients as they pertain to the academic programmes of NUL. As well, the expressed information needs generally reflect programmes and courses offered at NUL.
The NUL Library at Roma, in Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek attracts learners as the principal clients who physically visit the service points in great numbers.
Ms. ‘Mapasane Lephoto – Acting Librarian
Mrs. ‘Mabatho Mpota – Chief Personal Secretary
Dip. Secretarial Studies (CTI)
Tel: +266 22340601
Direct Line: +266 22340468
Fax: +266 22340231
Cell: +266 58854122
For more information please visit the Library Website