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.
In light of the library closure due to COVID-19 and to help you manage your library loans, all library material currently on loan will be renewed until further notice. All fines on overdue materials will be waived. Please keep the material with you and return it to the library when we are open for business again.
Use your student card to borrow books, DVDs or CDs at the Loans Desk or use our self-checkout machine.
CDs, DVDs and journals are issued for 3 days and are renewable.
Items that have been requested by another library user may not be renewed.
The person who has it out on loan will be given a maximum of 7 days to return the book. For urgent requests, visit the Loans Desk staff who will do their best to retrieve the item as quickly as possible.
Request a book from a Branch Library
Request the book online. Specify a pick-up location for the book and the book will be transferred on your behalf. You will receive an email when the book is available for you to borrow.
Theses and Dissertations
Visit OpenUCT for a digital copy of a UCT master's dissertation or doctoral thesis.