On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa. Learn more
Our Libraries are closed but we are open for Virtual Support
UCT Libraries closed its doors on Wednesday 18 March 2020 to restrict COVID-19 transmission through social distancing and limiting physical contact with materials. We are now open for virtual support for teaching and learning, and research.
Reference and information hotlines have been created and will be available from 08h30 - 17h00 Monday to Friday.
UCT Libraries Special Collections want to keep their collections of print newspapers (local, national and community) as complete as possible during the COVID-19 lockdown. Our normal routes of acquisition are closed and uncertain whether publishers will be able to supply back copies.
Our appeal to the University community
Keep any print newspapers that have been delivered/purchased and donate them to Special Collections upon your return to campus.
The Cape Times, The Argus, The Weekend Argus, Mail & Guardian, The Voice, The Sun, Business Day, all the weekend papers and community newspapers.
Thanking you in advance
Principal Librarian: Published Collections
UCT Libraries: Special Collections email@example.com
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.