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Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 - 00:00

The renovation included the creation of an all-important 24/7 study venue within the library. The resultant space, named the Impilo Junction, seats 60 students.

Library circulation notice
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 13:30

Please take note: discontinuation of library book stamps

Students share their top study tips
Thu, 16 May 2019 - 07:45

With just over a week to go before the University of Cape Town (UCT) goes into exam mode, students have either already started studying or are about to change gear and spend the next few weeks glued to their books.

Unique exhibitions to mark Africa Month
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 10:45

To mark the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, UCT Libraries will focus specifically on African indigenous languages for its Africa Month displays, showcasing its relevant collections of archives, books, pamphlets, posters and films.

Ensuring you’re exam-ready
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 08:15

The earlier you start your revision, the more peace of mind you will have come exam time on 23 May. But studying effectively so that you are properly prepared to write your exams takes planning and preparation.

UCT celebrates Africa Month
Mon, 06 May 2019 - 08:30

The President of UCT Convocation, Professor Eddy Maloka, together with the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat (APRM) and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance invite you to an Africa Month public symposium, titled “Interrogating the role of young leaders in Pan-Africanism and regional integration”.

Writing Centre gets new home sweet home
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 08:45

The Writing Centre, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) one-stop shop for students and staff needing to hone their writing, comprehension and textual analysis skills, has a new home in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library’s Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons.

UCT Open Day
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 08:00

High school students in grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors are welcome to attend the UCT Open Day on Saturday 4 May 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00 on upper campus. Take a tour of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on upper campus between 10:30 and 14:30.

A woman holds a placard saying "UCT demands the return of academic freedom" beside a woman holding a lit torch. They are both wearing academic dress.
The Long Walk to Academic Freedom
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - 16:00

As South Africa marks Freedom Day we remember our long walk to academic freedom. Visit our displays on academic freedom in the Reading Room & Main Library and read more by Special Collections Archivist Isaac Ntabankulu in English and isiXhosa.

Our Databases are moving to a new home!
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 15:00

While you’re on vac, we’ll be making updates to our Databases on the Libraries websites' Search & Find menu. Check out what’s in store…

New exhibition retells Bo-Kaap Museum story
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:15

The Bo-Kaap Museum has opened a new chapter with an exhibition that retells the story of the early history of the building in which it is housed, thanks to University of Cape Town (UCT) historian Dr Halim Gençoĝlu.

Resolved: Problem accessing EBSCOhost databases
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 09:00

The problem accessing EBSCOHost databases has now been resolved.