Midlands State University Libraries

About Us

Nyarai P Chibanda is the Librarian of the Midlands State University. She is a holder of Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the National University of Science and Technology. Ms Chibanda is well experienced in the management of academic libraries. She is a member of the Zimbabwe Library Association, current Secretary of the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium, a member of the IFLA – Africa Section, Past President of the Rotary Club of Gweru and still an active member of the Club.
Research Interests : Marketing of library services and resources.

About Midlands State University Library

The Midlands State University Library is a vast network of individual Libraries committed to providing top-notch resources that cater to the University community’s learning and teaching, research, innovation and industrialisation needs. Our network includes the Main Library and several branch libraries: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Batanai Learning Centre, Disability Resource Centre, Faculty of Engineering and Geosciences, Harare Campus, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Studies, School of Social Work and several learning and research commons.

To ensure efficient and effective service delivery, the Library has divided its operations into six units: Acquisitions, Resource Description and Metadata Services, Client Services, Marketing and Liaison, Research Support, and Digital Services. Each Unit is dedicated to providing high-quality services that support the core business of learning and teaching, research, innovation, community engagement and industrialisation, ultimately contributing to the University’s success.

At the Midlands State University Library, we strive to maintain a welcoming and supportive environment where our users can access various resources and receive the best possible assistance. Our goal is to be a cornerstone of academic excellence and support the University’s vision to become a leading, innovative, technologically driven and entrepreneurial world-class University.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a unique technology driven library for the advancement of research, teaching and learning, innovation and industrialization.

Our Mission

The MSU Library provides access to quality information resources, services and spaces to all its stakeholders through dedicated human capital and advanced technologies

Our Goals
  1. To manage the University libraries efficiently and effectively through quality leadership and culture
  2. To build and enhance skilled staff, collections, processes and library spaces that are responsive to the University’s current and future teaching and learning, research, innovation and industrialization agendas..
  3. To equip students and staff with lifelong skills that enable them to carry out their teaching and learning effectively and efficiently.
  4. To develop an e- environment in support of the University’s research, innovation and industrialization agendas through new technology-based services and internal processes.
  5. To create a strong positive image in the minds of the University’s stakeholders through participating in the University’s community engagement programmes.
Our Values
  1. Innovativeness
  2. Client- Centeredness
  3. Accountability
  4. Diversity
  5. Collaboration
  6. Respect
  7. Empowerment
  8. Hardworking
  9. Integrity
  10. Transparency
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