Undergraduate Services

Library Services for Undergraduate Students

For registered students, KUHES Libraries provide a variety of undergraduate services which are designed to help our undergraduate students to achieve their teaching, learning, and research objectives.

Main Services



VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all your library’s resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include:

  • The Online Public Access Catalogue Records
  • Locally Cached Journals
  • Digital Library Items
  • Institutional Repository
  • Institutional Bibliography
  • Other Library Collections and Resources

Reference Management Software

The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Libraries provide assistance with the installation and training of a variety of reference management software. While some software, such as EndNote, is proprietary, the Library encourages the use of open-source software, such as Zotero. However, regardless of the available reference management software, the Library trains users in the use of at least the following: Zotero, Endnote, and Mendeley. To request the services, please use the Ask the Librarian form.



Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. You Can access HINARI by login to the HINARI portal.  Remember you need a Username and Password. Request access through the Ask the Librarian link on the website.


Citation and Referencing Style

American Psychological Association (APA) and Vancouver referencing styles are used at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences. The APA session introduces graduate and postgraduate students to the referencing style. The author(s) and the year of publication are given entirely or partially in round brackets in the text citation.  To request any of these services, please use the Ask the Librarian form.



Make an appointment to meet with a librarian! While you can always drop in, email, chat or call for assistance whenever the Help desk is open, librarians are also available for one-on-one appointments to help with any research project. 


Course Reservices

Your lecturers and professors may reserve or recommend textbooks for your course at the library. Most reserves are available for use in the Library for two hours at a time, but some may circulate overnight. Please go to the Short Loans desks and request reserves for your courses.


Printing & Scanning and Reprographic Services

Print in colour or black and white, scan to pdf, or make high-quality scans at the library at a small fee. Please set aside some time to acknowledge and appreciate these services.


Connecting from Off-Campus

MALICO RemoteX provides instructions for accessing e-resources that require authentication, such as databases and journals.


Study Spaces

There are a variety of study spaces throughout the library, many of which can be reserved in advance. Learn about our spaces or book a study room

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