Justo Mwale Theological University College has one of the best equipped theological libraries in Zambia.
It aims at providing resources of quality and sufficient quantity that will
- support the academic programs presented by the College
- support the research of the teaching staff, both for their courses and for wider research
- encourage students to read and do research
Range of Resources
The more than 16,000 volumes contain, apart from the traditional theological disciplines, subjects like development studies, in order to serve a contextual and holistic ministry in line with the teaching objectives of the institution.
"Hard copy" Resources
- A reference collection – Dictionaries, Commentary Series and other reference works
- A main collection – covering all the traditional theological disciplines & development studies
- An African collection – theological and related works from and about Africa
- A journal collection – over 50 internationally recognised theological and church periodicals
- A pamphlet collection
- A textbook collection for students
- A children's book collection – with a variety of books; Fridays 16:00 reading hour for children
A computer room with 13 online computers, can access the following by automatically opening up the internet browser on a local home page, with directions to
- Internet Resources – all open resources accessible through a number of URL search engines
- “Justo Mwale Resources” – materials made available to students, posted on the home page
- Printouts of electronic material can be made at 350 kwacha per page; arrange with librarian
A Television set and DVD player are available for teaching purposes, supporting the audio-visual collection (audiotapes, video tapes, CDs and DVDs on different subjects); arrange with librarian
- Lecturers and full time students
- External membership: Master and Doctoral students enrolled at recognised institutions, with proof of enrolment and subjected to an annual library fee.
- Non-members are welcome during open library hours, but have to fill in a visitors’ book. Computers are prioritised for students. No loans will be made to non-members.
|Monday – Friday
||10:00 - 22:00
||08:00 - 12:00
Library Rules for Students and Visitors
Borrowing of books
- Books can be borrowed for use outside the library for a period of 14 days.
- Extension of the period of borrowing shall be done before or on the expiry date. The book(s) should be brought back to the library for renewal.
- Members shall be charged with a penalty fee per book for each day that a book is overdue.
- The charge for a book that is lost or damaged is equivalent to the replacement cost of the book.
- New library acquisitions will be shown in the window of the Principal’s office. After a week in the acquisition window the new books can be borrowed by students and lecturers.
- At the end of each term all borrowed books shall be brought back to the library.
Reference books and journals
- Reference works, commentaries, journals, magazines, newspapers and other books indicated by the librarian are not allowed to be removed from the library. They are restricted for use only in the library itself.
- Reference books can only be used with the permission of the librarian, library assistant or student assistant on duty.
- Only one person at a time is allowed in the journal section and only after the approval of the librarian, library assistant or student assistant on duty.
- Journal articles can be photocopied with the photocopier in the librarian’s office. Photocopy work shall be done only by the librarian, library assistant or student assistant on duty.
- All copies shall be recorded in a record book available for this purpose, and charges per copy shall be determined by the library committee.
Computers and TV
- The computers in the library shall be used with utmost care. Computer failures shall be brought to the librarian’s attention immediately.
- Lecturers and students are allowed to use the computers inside the library in accordance with the rules of the library.
- The library computers with internet access are only available for research purposes.
- The TV with DVD-player is strictly available for College purposes and can only be used after conferring with the librarian.
Protection of the holdings
- Students are not allowed between the shelves inside the library. They must request the book(s) they need from the librarian, library assistant or student assistant on duty.
- Persons found taking books from the library without following the required lending procedures shall be expelled at once.
- Persons using library books shall not make any marks in any book with pen or pencil. Persons found guilty of such actions shall be required to refund the replacement cost of the book.
- Textbooks and any borrowed books should not be used within the library.
- No one is allowed to bring bags in the library.
- Books, newspapers, magazines, commentaries shall be put in the right place or given back to the librarian, library assistant or student assistant on duty after use. Don’t leave these items on the tables in the main hall.