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.
The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) Department acts as a link between the University of Cape Town Libraries and other libraries in Southern Africa and abroad. If a required book or article is not available at UCT, it may be requested on interlibrary loan. There is no cost for items obtained within South Africa.