Following the devastating loss of some special collections at the Jagger Library, our vendors have generously provided temporary access to their historical databases spanning multiple subject disciplines. These databases also contain materials relating to Africa and African history. Explore the list of databases and ebooks
The ruins of the Jagger Library Reading Room – A Panorama Tour
UCT Libraries would like to announce the publication of a panorama tour of the ruins of the Jagger Library reading room. We feel it is imperative to document the tragedy that befell the Library on 18 April 2021 and to share that information as widely as possible.
On 22 April 2021, we held a #JaggerLibraryMemorial to share this devastating loss together as Libraries staff. For those who have nurtured the African Studies collections over many decades, it's a loss akin to losing a child. For many, a part of their soul. Today we lay in ashes, but tomorrow we will rise again. #UCTFire #UCTWillRiseAgain