Bellville Park Campus Information Centre (USBI)
Since its very beginning a library was seen as a priority for the
Graduate School of Business. As early as 1964 a number of books were
purchased with funds made available by donations.
The first actual library was, however, only established in 1972
when the Business School occupied premises in Skuilhoek, Victoria
Street, on the Stellenbosch campus. In the same year it was decided to
move the Business School to Bellville. Some old pre-fabricated buildings
which had been vacated by the Medical Faculty and were situated behind
the Karl Bremer Hospital became the new home of the Business School and
In 1975 the library officially became a satellite library of the
then University Library and a substantial number of books on business
management was transferred to Bellville.
In 1986 the Business School moved to its present premises and in
1992 the Graduate School of Business Library, as it was known at the
time, became a full branch library of the University of Stellenbosch
In 1996 the library of the then Extramural Division of the
University consolidated with the Graduate School of Business Library and
this combined library is now known as USBI (University of Stellenbosch
Bellville Park Campus Information Centre).
Since the inauguration of the new facility, USBI, in May 2002,
clients have access to the services of a state-of-the-art learning and
information centre benchmarked against the highest international
standards in information services.
USBI was created as a multi-functional one-stop information and
services facility where clients can hire laptops, arrange courier
services, make photocopies, send faxes, scan articles to disks, obtain
prescribed textbooks and consult their librarians. USBI has been
designed and cabled for full digital delivery in the future.