Harare Institute of Technology Library Overview
Harare Institute of Technology Library – Details about Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Library. Harare Institute of Technology Library Information
Library is a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded audio for use or borrowing by the public or the members of an institution. See Also: Harare Institute of Technology Student Portal.
The HIT Library was established as a university library in 2005. The library operates as the nerve center of the Institute, an oasis of knowledge with a collection of materials ranging from printed books and journals, e-resource databases, government documents, audio visual materials like DVDs as well as newspapers. e-Learning
Currently, our membership of 3000 library users have access to more than 8000 volumes of printed books and more than 2000 electronic books through Ebscohost e-book collection and eBrary and more than 30000 ebooks through open access resources such Bookboon. An annual subscription to electronic journals is maintained for Ebscohost, Emerald, Sage Publications, Springer Basic Package, Taylor & Francis and Wiley Blackwell. See e-resources
The library opens at 0900hrs and closes at 2200hrs during semester time. During vacation time, it opens at 0900hrs and closes at 1630hrs.
Monday to Friday : 0800 – 2300 hours
Saturday : 0800 – 1600 hours
Monday to Friday : 0800 – 2400 hours
Saturday : 0800 – 1600 hours
Sunday : 0800 – 1600 hours
Monday to Thursday : 0800 – 1630 hours
Friday : 0800 – 1600 hours
- The library operates a multi-seat technology
- Over 8000 volumes of printed books in stock
- More than 10 000 e-journals
- Over 3000 ebooks through subscription and more than 30 000 through open access sources like Bookboon.com and Library Genesis (www.libgen.net)
Harare Institute of Technology Library Resources
Resources in the library have been organized into different collections and in each collection arrangement is by subject using the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. Generally, material has been organized as follows:
- the general collection consisting of books available from open shelves on long loan periods,
- a periodical collection of 21 titles of print journal issues housed in boxes on the shelves
- reserve collection of books on high demand available on short loan,
- the reference collection in which dictionaries and encyclopaedias are also included and
- A special collection currently consisting of Government Publications, printed past examination papers, theses and dissertations as well as student research projects
- Digital collection housed in a separate area of the Library, includes items like cassettes, videos and CDs which, by their nature or format, may not be taken out of the Library.
NB: Materials in the reference and special collection are meant for Use in the Library Only.
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