Return to Lockdown Level 3 = Return to Virtual Library Services
After careful consideration of the prevailing conditions and internal consultation, this is to inform you that UCT Libraries will continue as a Virtual Library Service for the month of January. Read the full statement

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Our physical libraries remain closed. We will not be opening any of the UCT Libraries facilities on 11 January 2021 as planned, either as a study space or as a workplace. This is based on the continued national state of disaster and return to Lockdown Level 3 status. Please read the full statement on our return to Virtual Library Services.

You have virtual access to the Libraries resources via the Libraries website.

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:

Contact us at libraries@uct.ac.za or Ask a Librarian for assistance with access issues or to find a resource.

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.

News

Thursday, 21 January 2021
UCT Libraries’ new platform supports publishing of African-centric research

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries has developed a new continental platform for open access publishing in Africa. The platform allows the African research community to take ownership of creating and sharing its own scholarly content (including open access journals and open access monographs and textbooks), which contributes to the growth and development of local research for African societies.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 13:30
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