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.

 

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Libraries & Collections

UCT’s main library, the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, and its seven branch libraries offer a diverse array of study and research materials, as well as professional and expert assistance in finding information and carrying out research.

Inside the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library offers a variety of study spaces, training and research facilities, and subject librarians specialising in the Commerce, Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) and Enterprise, Science, Humanities and Government Publications subject areas.

Bolus Herbairum main reading room

Bolus Herbarium Library

The Bolus Herbarium Library is located in the H. W. Pearson Building on Upper Campus. The library contains a great wealth of early botanical works, including the writings of early 17th century travellers who visited southern Africa and explored its flora.

Brand van Zyl Law Library

Brand van Zyl Law Library

Brand van Zyl Law Library has one of the best legal collections in Africa, with holdings of more than 85 000 volumes, including a rare antiquarian collection. This library serves the Faculty of Law on Middle Campus and includes a 24/7 study space.

Built Environment Library

Built Environment Library

The Built Environment Library, which first occupied two wooden huts, now serves the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics and the Department of Construction Economics & Management.

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library, founded in 1912, was the first university medical library in South Africa. Thanks to renovation work in 2017/18, it’s now home to the Impilo Junction, a 24/7 study space for students.

Institute of Child Health Library

Institute of Child Health Library

Institute of Child Health Library was established in 1974 and caters specifically to the needs of the academic staff and students at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Hiddingh Hall Library

Hiddingh Hall Library

Hiddingh Hall Library is the university’s first purpose-built library and serves the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies and the departments of History of Art and Fine Art.

WH Bell Music Library

WH Bell Music Library

WH Bell Music Library is the first completely self-contained,functionally-designed music library in Africa and serves the South African College of Music and the Centre for Theatre,Dance & Performance Studies.

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