Staff Announcement: Library services & resources during Covid-19

OPERATIONS

Botho University Libraries have transitioned to offering services online and remotely in light of COVID-19. Please send any questions you may have to the central Library email library@bothouniversity.ac.bw

BOOKS

BORROWING AND RETURNS

Books and other physical items in the collections are not available at this time due to library building closures.

Library has taken responsibility to extend the return date for all books borrowed between January and 2nd April 2020 to 30th April for students, and 30th June for staff. Should campuses remain closed beyond these set dates, further extension will be undertaken and communicated through Botho Communications and BlackBoard. Users will be advised when to start returning books to the Libraries.

FINES

No fines will be accrued during this period. However, fines which were existing before campuses close remain in the individual user account until they are paid.

ACCESS TO e-RESOURCES

All Library electronic resources are available from off campus. To gain access, users must go through BlackBoard, select BU-E-library services, and choose the E-resources menu. Please see the Electronic user guide for navigating individual databases.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Libraries’ aim is to facilitate access to information in order to help you do your work. Feel free to contact team members for assistance you may need.

General enquiries: library@bothouniversity.ac.bw

CAMPUSLIBRARIAN NAMESEMAILHELPDESKSUPPORT AREA (s)
Gaborone-BotswanaKate NkokoKate.nkoko@bothouniversity.ac.bw267 72459826Faculty Librarian-FBA & FHST; E-resources access and search
Gaborone-BotswanaCatherine MogotsiCatherine.mogotsi@bothouniversity.ac.bw267 77599987Faculty Librarian-FEAS
Gaborone-BotswanaKelemwork KassahunKelemwork.kassahun@bothouniversity.ac.bw267 77662285Faculty Librarian-FHE, Postgrad, DL;Research support
Gaborone-BotswanaLesego JayLesego.jay@bothouniversity.ac.bw Faculty Librarian-FoC
Francistown-BotswanaNeelo MhaladiNeelo.mhaladi@bothouniversity.ac.bw267 74460472E-resources access and search
Francistown-BotswanaTapudzani BathoengTapudzani.bathoeng@bothouniversity.ac.bw267 71802011E-resources access and search
Maseru-LesothoNtle MenseleNtle.mensele@bothouniversity.ac.bw266 57753655E-resources access and search
Maseru-LesothoMonica Letsohamonica.letsoha@bothouniversity.ac.bw General enquiries. 
Maseru-LesothoNtemana Tsoenyontemana.tsoenyo@bothouniversity.ac.bw General enquiries
Manzini-eSwatiniNompumelelo Dlamininompumelelo.dlamini@bothouniversity.ac.bw268 76112705E-resources access and search
Windhoek-NamibiaFrieda Luaandafrieda.luaanda@bothouniversity.ac.bw264 813273072E-resources access and search

For more information and updates on how best to manage COVID-19, please go to:

GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA:

GET THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS, UPDATES AND ADVICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

UNICEF

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What parents should know. How to protect yourself and your children.

BOTHO UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR-COVID-19 RESPONSE

Read the Vice Chancellor’s message on Corona Virus here   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_SQDhtuM269MKqY4sgPkqRq15L92hIdx/view?usp=sharing

Regards

LIBRARY, TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

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