The University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor’s Service Excellence Awards recognise teams and individuals who “have gone over and above the line of duty to make a difference in the lives of others through transformative change”. This year, UCT Libraries was counted among those top achievers.
The seating capacity in Chancellor Oppenheimer Library has increased by an extra 88 seats, taking the total number of seats at COL to 386. In the Hub on Immelman Level 3, 28 seats have been added and the Terrace on Immelman Level 4 has reopened, providing 60 seats to patrons.
In response to the move to Lockdown Level 2, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 12 September 2021, UCT Libraries will extend its hours with effect from Saturday 18 September - Tuesday 23 November 2021.
Mandy Noble, Principal Librarian in Special Collections, pays tribute to the Published Collections team who led an enormous amount of recovery work since the salvage after the fire in the Jagger Library.
UCT Libraries has won the LPC Publishing Practice Award for the Constitutional Law for Students textbook. "Their exemplary publishing process advanced their goal of contributing to the deconstruction of legislated inequalities in the system of apartheid." - Library Publishing Coalition.
Two months ago on 18 April 2021, UCT Libraries changed significantly with the devastating loss of the Jagger Reading Room caused by the unexpected Table Mountain fires. As I reflect upon the significance of this moment and the last two months, I would like to share the following observations.
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.