Communication to Academic Staff

Library and Information Service (LIS)

Online support for teaching, learning and research

  • Library users are advised to make use of our virtual library as much as possible.
  • The LIS continues to support teaching, learning and research by providing access to Journal articles, Databases, eBooks (including e-textbooks) where possible.
  • We would like to remind you of our eBook Collection.
  • All books (including ILL books), with a due date that falls within the lockdown period, will be renewed until further notice.
  • There shall be limited support to requests regarding printed material, scanning of documents and interlibrary loans until further notice.
  • For more information about our virtual library services, consult the Library web page, use our WhatsApp line (066 028 7119), make use of Ask Us or contact your Faculty Librarian.

Prescribed Books & DALRO

The LIS would like to assist academics with prescribed material within the guidelines from the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO).

  • Lectures can send their lists of urgently needed prescribed books to the relevant Faculty Librarian who will provide feedback on the electronic availability of books. Some textbooks are currently made available by publishers during COVID-19 for a limited period.
  • All request for digitisation of material and eBooks need to be checked against the guidelines as mentioned above. We need to handle requests with the guidelines and copyright in mind and operate within the ethical boundaries.
  • The Library can make copies for you to load on to eFundi on request,  contact (MC), (PC) or (VC).  The 10% or one chapter requirement still applies, anything more than that the transactional license rule applies. Remember not to apply for the 10% or one chapter as it is, you only complete the application form for anything more than that.
  • Corporate and Information Governance Services will assist with the transactional license application.  The lecturer needs to complete the application, submit it to the Corporate and Information Governance Service which will sent the application to DALRO requesting for an invoice.  As soon as the faculty pay the invoice, they will send confirmation of approval of the license. Please indicate how many students will be using the pages, even if it is only 20. The cost is determined by how many students get the information. The cost framework is R1.07 per page times per student. Mpho Mhonyera will assist with the process of applying for any transactional licenses.

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4 thoughts on “Communication to Academic Staff

    1. This is not really something the Library can answer. The Department of Education and the University will have to decide the path ahead. It would be best if you keep in contact with your lecturer.


      1. Zandile

        Iam having a problem uploading assignments into the link. It says my student no. 34637796 is wrong so I don’t know what to do


      2. Hi Zandile,
        I presume that you are trying to upload your assignment to eFundi. The Centre for Teaching and Learning is the admin for this site (
        You can contact them at:
        The various eFundi Helpdesk numbers below are available between 8:00 AM and 16:45 PM.
        Mafikeng Campus:
        018 389 2312 /018 389 2447
        Potchefstroom Campus:
        018 299 2003/018 285 2295
        Vanderbijlpark Campus:
        016 910 3035/016 910 3038


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