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    Hornsey Library

    Hornsey Library is the heart of independent learning and research at Middlesex University Mauritius. You will find all the resources you need to achieve success while you study; these include books, local newspapers, magazines. Online resources such as eBook collections, eJournals, databases, cases, reports and other resources are also available for student use.

    COVID-19 Library Service Updates

    Library staff continue to be committed to providing excellent services even during the current public health challenges. As such, all library facilities will be provided “online only” until further notice. You can find links to resources that will be of help as we temporarily provide services online below:

    How to access library account PPT, 1467 KBHow to request a book PPT, 2024 KB
    Library Search PPT, 3906.5 KBRenew book online PPT, 1523 KB
    Reading List PPT, 1617.5 KBBorrowing entitles and Fines PPT, 1350.5 KB

    Services, Facilities and Study Environment

    The Library is open six days a week. It consists of digital screens in all study rooms, computers, WiFi and knowledgeable, supportive and experienced staff to provide support. All computers at Hornsey are equipped with a range of useful software to assist students with their needs or you can choose to use your own devices with our free, open and reliable Wi-Fi.

    And when you're not on campus, you can still access a range of library services online, wherever you are in the world.

    Students are encouraged to view the library induction presentation and familiarise themselves with borrowing, renewing procedures and other services.

    Hornsey consists of three types of study spaces:

    Group Study Spaces: This is designed for group work, though please be aware of your noise level and how this may affect other users. This space is in high demand and should be used for studying rather than socialising. Food and drinks are prohibited in the library. If you need to move equipment, please ensure it is returned to its original position when you have finished.

    Silent Study Spaces: This is designed for individual silent study. This space should be used by those who want to work alone and is not for collaborative study. Phones should be turned off or switched to silent while you are in premises. No foods and drinks are allowed except water in the space.

    Open Study Spaces: This is designed for those who would like to use the room for study only without using library materials.

    Explore the Hornsey Library

    The Hornsey Library is a very conducive environment for silent study. It is well stocked with resources to keep me up to speed on all my tasks and assignments.

    Neil Mupfupi, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

    Location and opening hours

    Hornsey Library is located opposite to the Archway Building and next to the Cafeteria.

    Opening hours


    08:00 –20:00


    08:00 –20:00


    08:00 –20:00


    08:00 –20:00


    08:00 – 20:00


    08:30 – 12:30

    Note: During vacations, the Library opens at 8:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday. Saturday is closed.

    You MUST also bring your Student ID card to access library resources.

    Subject guides, rules and library induction

    Library subject guides

    There is a library subject guide for each subject taught at the University. Each guide provides an overview of the resources available for the subject, as well as information on other services and facilities available to you.

    For more information visit the library subject guides home page.

    Library rules and regulations

    Library rules and regulations set out the guidelines for the use of the library and its resources.

    Library induction

    The Library induction presentation provides an explanation of all the services available to you, such as borrowing, renewing, requesting and how to use e-resources. E-resources workshops are available upon request. For more information contact the library staff.

    • Study and research resources (Click on the links below for insight)

      • Library Search

        Use Library Search (https://mdx.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?vid=44MUN_INST:mauritius) to find and access quality academic resources. It's a great starting point for your research.

      • Journals & e-resources

        The Library spends over a million pounds each year on teaching and research resources. Most of these are now electronic. Please use the links below to find the resources you need.

        • If you are not sure which resource to use please look at your Library Subject Guide.
        • Library Search - Use Library Search to find and access quality academic resources. It's a great starting point for your research.
        • If we don’t have something you need, please suggest a book.
        • Reading lists - Online reading lists are available for all subjects. You can search by typing your module code, title and subject.
        • eBooks - Browse our different eBooks collections.
        • Databases - There is a wide range of online databases available for your research and studies. If you are not sure which databases to use, please use the Library Subject Guides to find out more about the specialist resources for your subject area.
        • Research Repository - Middlesex University research repository.
        • Journals -  Search our collection of eJournals.
        • Newspapers - Search our collection of online newspapers.
      • Inter-library loans

        If none of our collections contain what you need, we can use our connections to academic libraries worldwide to get what you need. For more information see our Inter-Library Loans page.

        Note: Students are advised to log into MyUniHub before accessing any e-resources. For more details you may contact library staff on lrc@mdx.ac.mu

    Borrowing and Renewing

    • Borrowing

      You will need to present your student ID to borrow items from the library. Each item you borrow has a designated loan period of 2, 7, 14 or 28 days.

      Some library material is available for reference use only in the library. These items are clearly marked with a 'reference' sticker on the spine of the book.

      Undergraduate students can borrow a maximum of two books and postgraduate students a maximum of three books at a time.

      Note: Students who have overdue items will not be allowed to borrow other items until the overdue items are returned.

    • Renewing

      Any book you borrow will now be automatically renewed (except 2 days loan and reference items) for a maximum two times though you must return items if they have been requested by someone else.

      Borrowers will be unable to renew if:

      • Outstanding charges total £20/Rs. 1000 or more
      • The item/s is requested by another user (Item needs to be returned)
      • The borrower’s Library account will expire prior to the renewal date
      • The borrower has already reached their maximum renewals limit
      • The borrower has blocks disallowing renewal
      • the item is not a renewable type (2 Day loan books)

    Useful Guides for Online Library Services

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