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Research Commons Navigator Vacancies 2020
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 11:15

Applications are open for student navigators in Research Commons, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library. Full-time Masters or Doctoral students are encouraged to apply online. Closing date 25 October 2019.

10 tips for exam preparation
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 15:00

As consolidation week kicks off today, students are encouraged to ensure they are preparing for the upcoming exams in the most efficient way. Here are 10 tips to see if you are on the right track.

Prof Jaya Raju awarded full professorship, a first for Library school
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 13:00

UCT Libraries wishes to convey our congratulations to Professor Jaya Raju, awarded full professorship by the Faculty of Humanities. This is a huge achievement for the Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship and the whole Library and Information Science discipline.

Stay up-to-date on technology trends via Gartner
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 08:00

Gartner is one of the world’s leading research and advisory companies. It regularly generates thousands of research reports and regularly publishes numerous research articles covering a wide range of topics related to IT and business.

New digitisation scanner, a first in Africa
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:00

The transition from conservation to preservation compounds the degrading of digitised materials. The introduction of the Zeutschel ScanStudio aims to revolutionise the Libraries digital preservation efforts while making UCT Special Collections holdings accessible for academic research.

In memory of Paul Grendon
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 08:30

Paul Grendon passed away on Saturday 7 September 2019. He was a prolific and profoundly talented photographer based in Cape Town and is remembered by his partner Tina Smith, his family, his friends and his community.

UCT Libraries is open TODAY, Tues 10 Sep 2019
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 09:00

UCT Libraries, across all campuses, are currently open except for the Library Learning Lounge which is closed until further notice.

UCT Libraries CLOSED on Saturday 7 September, 24/7 spaces open on Sunday from 08h00
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 12:30

UCT Libraries will be CLOSED on Saturday 7 September 2019 in honour of Uyinene Mrwetyana as she is laid to rest in East London. There will be no 24/7 access. This applies to the libraries across all campuses. The 24/7 study spaces will be open on Sunday 8 September 2019 from 08h00.

UCT Libraries will close at 17h00, 5 & 6 September 2019
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 10:30

UCT Libraries will close at 17h00 today and tomorrow, Thursday 5 September 2019 and Friday 6 September 2019. There will be no 24/7 access after 17h00. This applies to the libraries across all campuses. The Library Learning Lounge is closed, and access to Jagger Library will be via the Main Entrance and the Golden Staircase (the gate has been opened).

UCT Libraries Closed on Wed 4 September
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 16:15

In solidarity with the UCT community and in memory of Uyinene Mrwetyana the Libraries will be CLOSED on Wed 4 September until Thurs 5 September. This includes all 24/7 study spaces.

Remembering Nene
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 11:30

UCT Libraries staff gathered together to remember UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana and all those affected daily by gender-based violence in our society.

UCT Libraries Promotes a Culture of Literacy and Reading Through Its Special Collections
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 13:15

South African National Book Week is celebrated annually during the first week of September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. In honour of this occasion, UCT Libraries will showcase a multilingual display of both its African Studies Collection and the Rare Books Children’s Collection in the Main Library foyer.