UCT Libraries remains closed and continues as a comprehensive Virtual Library Service due to the continued lockdown status of UCT and completion of the 2020 academic year using remote teaching. With a few exceptions identified in support of the UCT Return to Research Plan, the physical reopening of UCT Libraries will now coincide on the academic calendar with the resumption of contact teaching and learning.
Access from University Avenue Enter Otto Beit, take the lift up one level, cross floor to small lift, and go up another level to Cissie Gool Plaza level.
Access from Cissie Gool Plaza Turn right up the ramp and into the Chancellor Oppenheimer Building. Pass the ATM and UCT Document Centre and take the lift to Level 1 to access the main library.
Access from Steve Biko Students Union, North Lane Take lift down to Level 4. Go through access-controlled door immediately outside lift. Exit through access control door at reception area and enter Hlanganani through glass door directly opposite, turn left and take the lift down to Level 2. Turn right, pass the ATM and UCT Document Centre and take the lift to Level 1 to access the main library.
Toilet Enter Level 1 of the main library, pass through security access. Take the lift to Level 2, toilet is situated on the left next to lift.
Directions for all UCT Upper Campus Wheelchair Access and Amenities