Virtual Library Hours

Monday to Friday | 08h30 - 17h00

Public Holidays: Closed


As a physical entity, UCT Libraries is closed for the duration of the lockdown.

You have virtual access to the Libraries resources via

You may borrow eBooks only during this time. General borrowing rules will apply eg. an eTextbook may only be borrowed for a day.

Library material currently out on loan will be renewed until further notice.

All fines on overdue materials will be waived.

UCT Libraries extensive online resources are available from our website. These resources include:

Contact us at 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.


Sunday, 5 July 2020
Free access to resources in response to COVID-19

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, many publishers have given us temporary access to their resources. Links to these resources are active in Primo, and/or accessible on the Databases A-Z list on the website.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 Apr 2020 - 12:00