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New Library Catalogue
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:15

ALEPH (our old catalogue) will no longer be available from 31 March 2018. We have moved to a new search tool – Primo.

Please be advised that your loans history has not been migrated to the new system. To save your loans history, check out this video -

Library vacation hours 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:30

Please take note of the Library vacation hours in January and February 2018. Term-hours will resume on 19 February.


Vacation hours 1-22 December 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:15

Please take note of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library vacation hours between 1 - 22 December, 2017.

Primo is live
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 09:45

On Friday 1 December, The University of Cape Town Libraries switched over to the world-class information-finding solution, Primo.

Library hours during exams
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 13:15

Please take note of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library Hours during exams

Main Library: Email and telephonic communication unavailable.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:00

All telephone and E-mail communication to the Main Library is currently not available. This is being attended to, and we will inform you once communication is restored.

UCT Libraries’ new information-finding solution
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:15

The University of Cape Town Libraries will soon be going live with a world-class information-finding solution, Primo.

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.

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.