Dear students and staff, due to the fire disaster, UCT Libraries will be closed until further notice. UCT Libraries Executive Director, Ujala Satgoor writes a message about the loss of our Jagger Reading Room.
Yes, request and collect books from our onsite or offsite collection points. You may also borrow eBooks. General borrowing rules will apply eg. some eTextbooks may only be borrowed for a day.
All library materials may be returned at the central drop-off point at CPS Burnage or book drop boxes located at all library sites. No borrowed material may be returned as an in-person transaction to the Libraries. Library material currently out on loan will be renewed until further notice.
All fines on overdue materials will be waived. However, if you wish to return your books, a central UCT Libraries book drop has been installed at CPS Burnage as well as book drop boxes located at all library sites.
UCT Libraries extensive online resources are available from our website. These resources include:
NB: you must be logged in with your UCT ID and password to access the many resources available to you.
As your information and learning partner, UCT Libraries is offering a Virtual Library Service which enables library staff to support you and your studies/research online.
It is important for you to explore the various guides that have been developed to simplify your online learning. UCT Libraries has a Student Orientation Guide for Remote Learning, which shows you how to search for, find, collect, analyse, interpret and evaluate information relevant to the subject you are studying, as well as becoming familiar with the key research elements and processes for ethical academic writing.
An unexpected natural disaster struck at the heart of UCT Libraries today and I write this message with a deep sense of sorrow and loss at the havoc and devastation it wrought upon the Reading Room of the Jagger Library.
Dikeledi ha di wele fatshe (loosely translated as “Tears do not fall in vain”) has been published by UCT Libraries and is available on the open-access platform, which means it’s accessible to readers outside the campus community.