Load shedding on Campus: UCT campuses will be affected this week, including Hiddingh campus and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Please check the City of Cape Town’s load shedding schedules. The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Brand Van Zyl Library and Hiddingh Hall Library are covered by generator backup.
UCT libraries contain world-class repositories of knowledge and up–to-date research. Here's how you can get the most out of this amazing resource.
1. Bring along your Student or Staff Card
Did you know your student or staff card is also your library card? Remember to carry it with you to gain access to the Libraries and to borrow items, and use it to make photocopies and print in all Libraries.
To borrow something, just take it to the loans desk together with your card and the loans desk staff will issue it to you - or use our self-checkout machine. Not at the Library? submit a Request Online.
How many items may I borrow?
Students can borrow up to 6 items at a time if you are an undergraduate or 12 if you are a postgraduate. Refer to our borrowing rules for more information.