Tshwane University Of Technology Library

Tshwane University Of Technology Library, the planning of a new library for Technikon Pretoria started in 1988. Not only were the usual role players like architects, engineers and building consultants involved in the planning process, but library staff and
library users played an active part in the planning as well. Even students were asked to take part in
decisions on the interior design and layout of the building.


Excavation work started in 1992 and the new library opened its doors to users for the first time on 1 October 1993. A year later, Mr. Robin Plumbridge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields, officially opened the library on 17 October 1994.


Library Services

Information Services
  • Provision of information and references to information
  • Identification and evaluation of the information needs of University staff
  • Keep University staff up to date with relevant information
  • Manager: Client Service
    • Alice Machele @ (012) 382-5482
Faculties and Information Librarians Detail
Management Sciences

  • Eunice Mtshali @ (012) 382-4603 – 2nd Floor North
  • Given Makhubele @ (012) 382-5239 – 2nd Floor North
Natural and Health Sciences

  • Nkisheng Mphahlele @ (012) 382-5238 – 2nd Floor South
  • Florah Seoketsa @ (012) 382-5821 – 2nd Floor South
Engineering and the Built Environment

  • Magdeline Mashilo @ (012) 382-5371 – Ground Floor North
  • Mishack Modiba @ (012) 382-4602 – Ground Floor North
Library Orientation and Information Literacy Training
  • Library orientation for lecturers
    • Library orientation for newly appointed lecturers
    • Database training for lecturers, on request
  • Information Literacy Training for students

Library Facilities

  • Binding of notes
  • Laminating
  • Photocopiers
  • Group study room
  • Lockable study cubicles
  • Conference room for use by staff on the 1st floor
  • Auditorium for use by staff and students on 2nd floor
  • Television sets and video players
  • An Electronic Resources Center (ERC) which provide students of TUT with access to computer
    and internet facilities in order to:


    • send and receive electronic mail
    • have electronic discussions with fellow students, lecturers and other academic experts
    • type, print and save (on CD) projects, assignments, tutorials, personal CVs etc.
    • search and obtain information (via www, online catch up etc.)
    • search and filter information
    • use the e-Assessment tools and facilities
    • use the Learning Management System (WebCT)

Information Resources

  • Books, journal and multimedia collection
  • Reference collection
  • Access to in-house, national and international databases


Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Public Holidays / Long Weekends
Academic Terms
08:00-22:00 08:00-16:00 09:00-17:00 Closed when the Friday is a holiday
TUT Holidays
08:00-16:00 08:00-16:00 Closed Closed

Library Rules
Please take note of the following library rules.
Library users are not allowed to:

  • Eat, drink, smoke or litter in the library
  • Move the furniture or equipment
  • Use or answer the library’s telephones
  • Make a noise in the library or disturb other users unnecessarily
  • Remove library material from the library without authorization
  • Damage library material, furniture or equipment
  • Use other library users’ identity cards

Library Contact Detail

 Library Head
Thipa Ntja @ (012) 382-5240
Pretoria Campus Circulation Desk Contact
Sipho Mchunu @ (012) 382-5046/5803