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Library closed on Youth Day
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:45

 UCT Libraries will be closed on Saturday, 16 June (Youth Day).

The 24/7 study space will be open when the library is closed.

Extended Library Hours
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:30

Library Hours
21 May - 15 June
Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Mondays to Thursdays: 08h00 - 23h00
Fridays: 08h00 - 18h00
Saturdays: 09h00 - 17h00
Sundays: 10h00 - 18h00

The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the main library is closed.

Vacation hours will start on Mon 18 June

Library Basics skills training session
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 14:15

UCT Libraries is currently running a 20 minute basic library skills session. All UCT Students are strongly encouraged to attend and learn how to effectively search the Library's collection using the new library catalogue.

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 -

UCT library closure times
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:30

UCT Libraries will be closed on :

Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March and Monday 02 April (Easter weeekend)

The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the library is closed.



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.


Saturday access to Government Publications
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 13:45

Please note that on Saturdays access to Government Publications is through Special Collections in the J.W. Jagger Library on University Avenue.

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 circulation notice
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 13:30

Please take note: discontinuation of library book stamps

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.