- Carbo Center Riverwalk
- P O Box 601607
- Gaborone Botswana
- Tel: +267 390 6433
- Fax: +267 391 3423
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IDM library Lesotho campus supports and serves IDM Lesotho campus community with information resources in a manner that is cordial, efficient and equitable. It also strives to provide the academic community with quality library services and programs through its collection of information resources.
IDM Library Collection
- Scholarly print Books;
- Book chapters;
- Open access E-books
- Open access E- journal Articles;
- Local Newspapers
- Research Projects
IDM archival documents (annual reports, newsletter, students’ handbooks, etc.)
Full and part-time students, academic staff, administrative staff and IDM external consultants
Membership is free to all IDM students and staff. However, in order to borrow information materials, users are required to fill up a membership form that will qualify them to be members of IDM Lesotho campus library. External consultants borrow materials through their Course Directors.
Handles all library transactions: loans, returns, renewals, course reserves and short loans.
Circulation - Lending & Inter-lending
Students are allowed to borrow up to 2 book for a week, Administrative staff 3 books per week and Academic staff 5 books for a month. Borrowed library items can be renewed once, provided other users have not reserved them. A penalty for late returns of books is 5 maloti a day per book. A user is expected to pay a damaged or lost book by buying it.
A number of heavily used books are placed in the short loan section and users are allowed to borrow at least 2 books for a period of 3hours or can be loaned for overnight and returned in the morning.
Inter- Library Lending
IDM Lesotho campus library is a member of the Lesotho Library Consortium that made an agreement with members of the association for resource sharing. If the library does not have a certain information material requested by the client, the Assistant Librarian may lend it from other institutions within the consortium.
Reference and Information
Library staff provide print and digital content to clients for quick and general enquiries as well as in-depth research enquiries by library customers
Library staff guides Researchers on how to carry out literature searches
Digital Document Delivery
Library staff deliver full-text digital articles, e-books, research papers and multimedia electronically based on clients’ research enquiries.
For research and access of electronic databases, IDM Lesotho campus library has provision of computers with internet access for its users
The library offers photocopying, printing and scanning services at a cost of 50c per - page
Library staff works with faculty to train clients to navigate research databases and assist with in-depth research questions
Online Public Access Catalogue
Users can access IDM Lesotho library online catalogue at http://idm.librarika.com
IDM Lesotho Library Rules
- All users must observe total silence in the library
- Group discussions are not allowed in the library
- Eating and chewing of gum are strictly prohibited in the library
- Cellphones should be answered outside a the library and must be put on silent mode or vibration while in the library
- Seats in the library may not be reserved
- Users are allowed to use the computers in the library for two hours only and must register at the enquiry desk before using the computers
- All users must be registered members of the library
- Anyone caught marking, tearing or defacing books or any other library material will be expected to pay or replace the material.
Subscription-Based Research Databases
Monday to Friday:
0800-1700 Semester Time
0800-2000 Examination Time
0900-1700 Examination Time
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays