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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.

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. 

UCT Libraries Closed on 25 September
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:00

UCT Libraries will be closed for the Public Holiday on Monday, 25 September. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be available for use during this time.

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.

Mr South Africa scores a PhD
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 08:30

The current Mr South Africa, Habib Noorbhai, is among the PhD graduates at the mid-year graduation at UCT on 14 July. His research into the backlift technique in cricket – an essential component of a sound batting technique – has underpinned the design of a revolutionary training bat.

Immelman, level 4 Closed
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 07:45

Immelman level 4 will be closed for renovations and will re-open on Monday 21 August 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Library Learning Lounge Closure
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:30

The Library Learning Lounge will be closed for the Vacation from 17 July to 11 August 2017 and will re-open on Monday 14 August. Please use the facilities in the main library during this time. 

Jewish Studies Collection moved to Main Library
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 08:15

The Jewish Studies branch library collection has been in the process of moving into the Main Library collection, with the advantage of accessibility during the far longer opening hours of the Main Library.We are pleased to announce that this move has now been completed. The branch library space will now revert to the Kaplan Centre and the branch website will be discontinued.

Library Learning Lounge Closure
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00

The Library Learning Lounge will be closed every Monday from 14 August to 18 September. Group study rooms and silent areas are available in the Main Library. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

OpenUCT Rising in Visibility
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 16:45

OpenUCT has performed extremely well in the most recent Ranking Web of Repositories published by the Cybermetrics Lab in Spain. OpenUCT is ranked second of 21 repositories in South Africa, and also takes second place of the 80 repositories in Africa. Globally, OpenUCT is ranked 143 out of 2,372 repositories. The aim of the Ranking Web of Repositories is not to grade repositories, but rather to promote Open Access initiatives and global access to academic knowledge.



Memory@UCT Blog
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 14:15

“Never judge a book by its fore edge” – guest post by retired librarian Tanya Barben. Read more at Memory@UCT blog.

Vacation Hours
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:00

The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library will operate on Vacation hours from Monday 17 July to Saturday 12 August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the library is closed.

Library Hours:
Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 - 12h30