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Annual renewal of library items

Unisa Library clients are hereby notified of the annual renewal of borrowed library items. The renewal period starts on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 and ends on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

The purpose of the annual renewal of library materials is to physically verify all items (i.e. presenting the borrowed item at the lending desk) for auditing purposes. Physical verification applies only to items that have been renewed twice already.

Items renewed twice already should be returned to any of the following Branch Libraries to be verified and to be reissued for a new loan period:

Muckleneuk

Sunnyside

Florida

Johannesburg

Ekurhuleni

Rustenburg

Polokwane

Nelspruit

Akaki Campus (Ethiopia)

Durban

Pietermaritzburg

Cape Town

East London

Port- Elizabeth

 

Staff can proceed to renew other items online for:

  • all items that have not been renewed twice already
  • all items that have not been recalled by the Library
  • all clients who do not have accounts or outstanding fines 

See below for more information about accessing your loan record: 

See below for more information about renewing online:


If you encounter any problems accessing your loan record, please contact your nearest Branch Librarian or send an email message describing the problem and providing your staff number and contact details to: library-enquiries@unisa.ac.za.

Staff with queries may contact the following Branch Libraries: 

Akaki Campus (Ethiopia)

+251 11 435 1357

Cape Town

021 936 4125/4126

Durban

031 335 1722 / 24 / 23

East London

043 709 0431 / 0432

Ekurhuleni 

011 845 9338/9

Florida (Science campus)

011 471 3068 / 2933

Muckleneuk (Pretoria)

012 429 3641/2810/2361

Nelspruit

013 755 2476 

Polokwane

015 290 3431/ 33/ 36

Rustenburg

014 594 8873/43/26/42

Sunnyside (Pretoria)

012 441 5781 / 2 

Pietermaritzburg

033 355 1713/14 

Port-Elizabeth

041 392 0115 

Please do not hesitate to ask us for help if you encounter any difficulties or have any questions. 

We value your library membership and thank you, as always, for your continued co-operation.

More information about accessing your loan record

Open MS Internet Explorer or other browser and go to the University’s Home Page at http://www.unisa.ac.za/ and click on Library.

On the right side of the Library Catalogue page, click on Login to myLibrary. Staff members will be prompted to log in with their Network username and password.

            e.g.   Network Username : shokakj                   Password : 1234569

Once you have logged in, you will retrieve a screen with your name and contact details and a list of the items you have borrowed.

Please go through the list of material checked out to you and tick the boxes under Renew. Then, click on the Renew Marked button. Please do not use the Renew All button unless you have verified that all the material is in your possession and that all the items are eligible for renewal (e.g. they are not ON HOLD or are being renewed for a third time).

The system will indicate in red the Status of the items that have not been renewed. 

Books that are not renewed have to be returned to the Library before the due date.

For items where the renewal is successful, check the Status column for the new due date and any messages that may be displayed. Write the new due date on the date slip glued inside the front of each item and make a printout of the loan record screen for your records.

Further information related to renewing your books online

  • It is important to note that if an item is ON HOLD, it has this status because another patron has requested it and the patron has been placed on the Waiting List for that item. In the Status column of the loan record the message will be ‘ON HOLD’. You will not be able to renew the loan period for items that are ‘ON HOLD’.
  • If an account for an item has already been sent to you, you will not be able to renew this item or any others listed in your loan record. A message to this effect will appear in the Status column.
  • If you have any queries about the items listed in your Library loan record or any problems renewing your books, please contact the Branch Staff at any of the Unisa Branch Libraries, i.e. Akaki Campus, Ethiopia, Cape Town, Durban, Florida, Johannesburg, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Rustenburg or Sunnyside, Pietermaritzburg.
     

Cape Town

021 936 4125

Durban

031 335 1722 / 24 / 23

East London

043 709 0431 / 0432

Ekurhuleni 

011 845 9338

Florida

011 471 3068 / 2933

Johannesburg

011 630 4531

Muckleneuk (Pretoria)

012 429 4164 

Nelspruit

013 755 2476

Polokwane

015 290 3433 / 34

Rustenburg

011 670 9525

Sunnyside (Pretoria)

012 441 5781 / 2 

Pietermaritzburg

033 355 1713/14


Slowness in opening e-resources page

When using the Find e-resources link, accepting the Terms and Conditions, and then selecting the A-Z, this web page take a long time to open the list of databases by title. While this issue is being resolved, please utilise the other tabs provided – such as the Subjects, Publishers, New, Trial and More tabs – as they are taking less time to load the page contents. ICT team is working urgently on the issue.

 

Last modified: 2019/10/02