Turning SA’s children into successful readers and writers
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 08:30

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate.

UCT Open Access Week 2018 Video Series now available
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

The Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) website is now live and with a series of videos from the Open Access Week seminar held in October. These videos document the three thematic threads of the event - open access and social justice, open access and publishing, and voices from the UCT community.

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 08:45

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River could offer a viable alternative to supplementing Cape Town’s precarious water supply, three University of Cape Town (UCT) Biological Sciences students have determined in their first-ever publication.

Cover of Childhood in Crossroads: cognition and society in South Africa, by Pamela Reynolds
“Anthropology in the name of the child”: The archive of Pamela Reynolds’ research
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 10:30

Special Collections has recently completed the arrangement and description of a large archival collection of papers donated by a former head of UCT’s Social Anthropology Department and Life Fellow of UCT, Pamela Reynolds.

Brand Van Zyl Law Library Closed for Renovations
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 14:30

The Law Library will shut down for renovations on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 17h00 and re-opens on Monday 11 February 2019. Law Library staff will relocate to the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

Long Vacation Library Hours from 15 November
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 13:30

Long Vacation Library Hours will come into effect from 15 November 2018. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the Main Library is closed. On Monday 24 December 2018 the Main Library and 24/7 area will close at 13h00 and e-open at 08h30 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Disruption of Services due to Network Renewal on Sunday 18 November
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 12:15

Extended ICTS network renewal work will take place this Sunday 18 November 2018 from 08h00 until 22h00. WiFi and other ICT services will be unavailable. Please plan ahead.

Library Learning Lounge Closed from 15 Nov 2018 - 8 Feb 2019
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 11:30

The Library Learning Lounge will be closed from the 15 November until the 8 February 2019. You are welcome to use the other spaces in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

24/7 Hlanganani, Silent Study Zone
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 15:45

The Hlanganani 24/7 study space is a "Silent Study Zone" from today 5 November to 15 November. For the other Silent Study Zones look out for the red zone signs in the Library Basement (Immelman 2) & Immelman 4. The yellow signs are our mixed zones & the green group study zones.

Resolved: Issue affecting Primo
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 12:15

The issue affecting Primo this morning has now been resolved. UCT Libraries will continue to monitor the performance during the course of the day.

Winners of the "Tell us your best exam survival tip"
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 - 14:15

Down in the Main Library foyer we asked for your best exam survival tips and you answered. Check out the winners and the Top 40 "exam tips" we received.

SA ePublications is now African Journals
SA ePublications is now African Journals
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - 09:30

The collection of exclusive African and southern African journal titles is the biggest of its kind, focusing on information originating from or pertaining to Africa. More than 350 000 full text articles are available for download, 203 500 are Open Access.