Considered one of the best libraries in South Africa, the University of Pretoria’s Department of Library Services (DLS) features an expansive and comprehensive information service for the University's students and staff.
An integral part of the University of Pretoria’s core values is teaching, learning and research. By providing world-class library services and collections that are responsive to a rapidly changing world, the Department of Library Services (DLS) supports core research and guidance principles across academia.
The Department of Library Services (DLS) focuses on supporting the learning needs of scholars and academics in the Learning Centre and provides customised research support through its faculty libraries and two research commons, Merensky 2 Library Research Commons and Groenkloof Research Commons, to facilitate information and knowledge management in the context of the University's core business.
The Merensky 2 Library is comprised of the Learning Centre [Link to Learning Centre], Special Collections Unit [Link to Special Collections], Library Technical Services [Link to Library Technical Services] and the following faculty libraries:
The other faculty libraries include the Oliver R. Tambo Law Library, the Education Library (Groenkloof), the Mamelodi Library, the Jotello F. Soga Library for Veterinary Science and the Health Sciences Libraries (Medical Library, Basic Medical Sciences & Dentistry Library, Klinikala, Weskoppies and Witbank) which are spread across five locations.
The Department of Library Services strives to be a leader in providing information and knowledge management for academic excellence. Therefore, in addition to the traditional library services, the Library offers a holistic e-service to its users, including e-books, e-journals, an institutional repository, customised web pages, full-text digitised local collections, a digital reference service and a MakerSpace.