Botswana International University of Science & Technology - BIUST

Library regulations

Registering to Use the BIUST Library

After registering as a student and receiving a BIUST student card, please visit the Library to activate your student account at the Library circulation desk.

Always bring your BIUST student card when you visit the Library. You will not be allowed to borrow any books without it. Please do not lend the card to anyone.

General Rules

  • Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in the Library
  • Cell phones are to be muted
  • Animals except guide dogs are not allowed in the Library
  • Damage to or loss of Library material, books, periodicals etc, must be compensated for by the person responsible
  • Please ensure that any Library material you wish to take is properly issued to you
  • Please make sure that you take all your belongings

Borrowing Information







1 month



2 months

Academic Staff


4 months



1 month


Borrower responsibilities

  • Borrowers are responsible for library materials charged out to them until they are returned to the lending library.
  • Borrowers are prohibited by Library policy from lending their library card to others.
  • BIUST students, faculty and staff are responsible for maintaining a current email address.


Borrowers who abuse Library borrowing privileges may have their privileges suspended throughout the Library. Examples of abuse of library borrowing privileges include repeatedly not returning materials on time, not paying replacement bills, not responding to recall notices, not returning library materials even after replacement bills have been issued, and damage of library materials.

Inter-library loans

We provide the BIUST community with access to library collections around the world, and provide libraries around the world with access to the OUR collections. BIUST Library offers inter-library services to help our community have access to materials not held in our collections. To do so, please fill in the ILL request form to submit requests electronically, or visit our Inter Library Services department for assistance.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are learning materials made available by your course instructor. They may include electronic articles, books and DVDs and even websites.

Many course reserves are electronic but some materials are only available at the Library.
Non-electronic items are made available for a shortened loan period to ensure access for all students.
Past Exam Papers

This collection contains only those exam papers that BIUST departments have given permission to be deposited in the Digital Repository. Therefore not all BIUST exam papers are held in the Digital Repository. Also examination solutions are not included.


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