Offsite book collection is a new library service for both UCT students and staff by making library resources available to patrons who are not eligible to access the university due to lockdown restrictions. All Library updates
UCT Libraries reopens from Monday 12 October 2020 with limited access according to Library COVID-19 rules. Only students and staff who have returned to campus by invitation and have a Letter of Authority signed by the Faculty Dean may enter the library. Our comprehensive Virtual Library Service continues.
You may borrow eBooks only during this time. General borrowing rules will apply eg. an eTextbook may only be borrowed for a day. A managed loans system via a request-and-collect/pickup-and-go method is available for students and staff who have returned to campus by invitation and have a Letter of Authority signed by the Faculty Dean - Library COVID-19 rules apply
Library material currently out on loan will be renewed until further notice. However, if you wish to return your books, a central UCT Libraries book drop has been installed at Burnage, adjacent to Leo Marquard Hall. The dropbox is walking distance from the Jamie shuttle stop at Tugwell and Leo Marquard residence.
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 Burnage, adjacent to Leo Marquard Hall. The dropbox is walking distance from the Jamie shuttle stop at Tugwell and Leo Marquard residence.
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.
Despite Wikipedia being the “largest and most popular general reference work” on the internet and “the fifth most popular site in overall global web traffic”, the focus in academia is often only on the cons of using the online resource. But UCT Libraries made a case for why Wikipedia should be incorporated into teaching and learning, during the University of Cape Town’s first virtual Teaching and Learning Conference 2020 from 18 to 23 September.
Ex Libris Press Release: Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries in South Africa have selected the Ex Libris Leganto® course reading list solution and have begun the rollout of Leganto to academic staff. Leganto is integrated with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.