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Read the latest news from the University of Cape Town's Libraries.

UCT Libraries Closed on 9 August
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 08:30

UCT Libraries will be closed for Women's Day on the 9th of August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study space will be available for use during this time.

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Hlanganani opening late on 20 Jan
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 09:15

Hlanaganani Level 6 will open at 10h00 on Wednesday 20 Jan to accommodate a general staff meeting. 

Library Late Opening, 4 August 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 13:15

UCT Libraries will open at 10h00 on Friday 4 August 2017 to accommodate a general staff meeting. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The 1968 "Mafeje Affair" sit-in, 50 years on
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 14:30

Archie Mafeje was offered a post as anthropology lecturer at UCT. The offer was then rescinded as a result of government pressure. 1968 was a year marked by student protests across the globe. The "Mafeje Affair" was the spark that ignited student anger at UCT, resulting in South Africa's own "1968 moment".

Bongani Mayosi: a humble man of many talents
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:15

UCT Libraries reflects on Professor Bongani Mayosi's life of purpose through a timeline of celebrated achievements in his academic and research career.

#WaterWiseWednesdays Tip of the Week
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 08:30

#WaterWiseWednesdays is a campaign initiated by UCT Libraries as part of the university-wide pledge to half its water consumption. Look out for our weekly tips to help you live the 50 litre life at home and at work! This week we answer our Water FAQs

Primo Launch: Primo On The Go
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 08:30

Join us in officially launching Primo, UCT Libraries' search tool on Wednesday, 1 August 2018 at 12.30 pm with Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Lis Lange.   

#WaterWiseWednesdays Tip of the Week
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:15

#WaterWiseWednesdays is a campaign initiated by UCT Libraries as part of the university-wide pledge to half its water consumption. Look out for our weekly tips to help you live the 50 litre life at home and at work! Tip of the Week: Haircare

Library Learning Lounge Closed
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 14:45

The Library Learning Lounge situated in the Snape Building is closed from 11 June to 31 August 2018. Students are encouraged to use the study spaces in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library during this time.

Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tuesday, July 3, 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.

Disruption of Services due to Network Renewal
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:30

Due to ongoing work in ICTS’s Network Renewal project, certain network services – such as wireless – will be unavailable over various weekends in July and August. View the project schedule for details of services that are affected. Dates: 7-8 July, 21-22 July, 29 July, 5 August and 12 August.

Long Vacation Library Hours
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:30

From 18 June to 22 July 2018: Monday to Friday from 08h30 - 17h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 - 12h30. When the Main Library is closed, the Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open.

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