NWU Open Days

The LIS participated in the recent NWU Open Days. Prospective students at Vanderbijlpark  had the opportunity to take part in a library tour presented by the Library staff. At the library entrance there were crossword puzzles where learners had to find words regarding the library. The learners enjoyed this activity, and were cheered on while trying to solve the puzzles. An information session was provided by library staff in the the general tent.


Judging by the numbers of prospective students and their parents visiting the library for online applications, the Ferdinand Postma Library also participated with success.  Learners had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the available spaces and facilities. The staff welcomed the visitors to the Information Commons with a brief talk on the services and resources on offer at the library.



The new LIS Undergraduate Survival Guides were available for prospective students at all libraries.

A big thank you to staff who reached out and assisted in this event.




VTC Undergraduate Open Day

The Library took part in the Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 13 May 2017. Library staff working at a tent did a presentation regarding library services. Other staff members gave prospective students a tour within the library and explained how the library operates. At the library entrance they had some sweets, library pamphlets and lanyards that were given to the learners as token of appreciation.


A big thank you to the following staff who contributed to the success of the day: Glenda Makate, Katlego Chiya, Nthabiseng Maseko, Tiny Moripa, Thoko Tswaile, Siyabonga Sithole and Hendra Pretorius.


Undergraduate Open Day 2017

The Library was part of the NWU Open Day activities on Saturday 6th May 2017.

Librarian for undergraduate support, Dina Mashiyane welcomes visitors to the Information Commons.

Prospective students had the opportunity to do online registrations in the Library. As this was the only registration facility on campus, it was a very busy morning for staff members of Information Services in the library. Prospective first years and their parents had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the library services offered to undergraduates. They were very impressed with the library and available facilities.

Prospective students, Carol Mohibidu, Siobhan Titus and Latifa Filander busy with online registration. They are from Vryburg.

Postgraduate Open Day 2016

The Library Services (Potch Campus) took part in the Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday, 13 August. After the formal programme in the Sanlam Auditorium students dispersed all over the campus to the different Faculties. The Library was indicated as a visiting point on the official programme. Prospective postgraduate students visited the Library to see the facilities. Alumni and parents were pleasantly surprised by the new look of the Library, especially the Research Commons. The Librarian for Research Support handled the enquiries about services and training rendered to postgraduates and researchers.


As many postgraduate students are not aware of the Library’s Bindery, an exhibition was held in the foyer of the Library where examples of their work were shown, for instance bound Theses and Dissertations and also books that have been restored.

Ferdi’s Coffee Shop and the Branch Libraries (Music, Education and Theology) were also open to give a complete overview to prospective students about the facilities and services that the Library Services render.