The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority library holds one of the country's most specialized collection on wildlife management, ecology and natural resources. The main objective of the library is to effectively service the specialized information requirements of the staff and members of the public.
The library is located within the Zimbabwe Parks headquarters at the Botanical Gardens in Harare, corner Borrowdale Road and Sandringham Drive. Apart from the Head Office library, the Authority has the following Regional and Station libraries: Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Lake Kariba Research Institute, Bulawayo Regional Office, Sengwa Wildlife Research Institute and Bolton Atlantica
Apart from providing services to members of staff, the library is also open to members of the public. Researchers in the field of wildlife and environmental management, students from local universities and colleges from part of the library user community. Students are advised to bring with them letters of confirmation of the programmes they are researching on and their request to use the library. Learner guides and professional hunters' students also form part of the library user group.
Photocopying and Binding Services
Photocopying and binding services are also available in the library. Photocopying costs one dollar (US$1.00) for 20 sheets while binding (spiral) costs two dollars (US$2.00).
Use of Library and Open Hours
The library fees are as follows: US$30.00 per quarter of year per individual and US$100.00 per organization per quarter. Members of staff from organizations who will have paid institutional membership need not necessarily pay to use the library. They need to produce Identity particulars indicating that they are employees of that organization. The library is open for members of staff from Mondays to Fridays from 0900hrs to 1630hrs. It is closed for lunch from 1300hrs to 1400hrs. It is open for members of the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 0900hrs to 1630hrs.