UCT Libraries Return to Research (RtR) Service is informed by and built around the delivery of a service in support of the UCT Return to Research Plan. The service will take into consideration the adopted phased approach, research priorities and timelines of the UCT Return to Research Plan, as well as institutional lockdown regulations, staff health risk assessments, return to work and re-opening of buildings protocols.
You may borrow eBooks only during this time. General borrowing rules will apply eg. an eTextbook may only be borrowed for a day. Our limited loans, scan/email and off-site collection services has been put on hold to minimise movement to campus and contact with staff, users and materials. Please read the full statement on our return to Virtual Library Services.
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.
What is COVID-19?
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.