In honour of 60 Years of the Black Sash, UCT Libraries is showcasing the Black Sash archives in Special Collections and the related holdings in UCT Libraries.
Please take note that the Building projects will continue in the Library till the end of July. This will affect the Jagger Library Level 7 and surroundings (including the Research Commons) and Immelman Level 3.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Startling images of Cape Town in 1976 and 1977, housed in UCT's Visual Archive in Special Collections and originally published by Independent Newspapers.
Assoc Prof Xolela Mangcu will receive the Meritorious Book Award for his telling of Steve Biko's story in Biko: A Biography. He is not only Biko's biographer; he knew Biko personally as both of them grew up in the township Ginsberg, outside King William's Town in the Eastern Cape. Mangcu opens up to Abigail Calata about what motivated him to write the book as well as the challenges he faced whilst writing it.
Assoc Prof Sa'diyya Shaikh has won the 2015 UCT Book Award for her exploration of the ideas of a 13th century Sufi mystic, poet and scholar in Sufi Narratives of Intimacy.
Following his recent retirement, Professor Tim Noakes, UCT Emeritus Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, donated his personal archives to Special Collections in UCT Libraries as a research resource. The formal signing of the Deed of Gift for the Tim Noakes Papers took place as part of UCT Libraries’ inaugural Research Engagement Evening on 17 April 2015 at which Professor Noakes was the guest speaker.
The Other Camera is an exhibition of 67 photographs curated over six years by veteran photographer Paul Weinberg in his current manifestation as archivist for the University of Cape Town libraries.
Mendeley is a reference management software. This introductory session will provide a basic overview of the features available on Mendeley and equip users to get started.
The after hours book return box of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library has been relocated to the foot of the staircase leading up to the double-door entrance of the library.
UCT Libraries, in collaboration with the Research Office, eResearch Centre, the Office for Postgraduate Studies, and the Student Representative Council, will be hosting its second annual Research Week from the 13th to the 17th of April 2015 in the Library Learning Lounge, located within the new Snape Building on Upper Campus.
UCT Libraries will be closed for Youth Day on 16 June 2015.
Hlanganani 24/7 will remain open.