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UPDATE: Problems with Google Scholar via EZProxy
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:00

Kindly note that a workaround to the Google Scholar issue has been implemented and off-campus users are encouraged to go to The Libraries websites and EZProxy has been updated.

#WaterWiseWednesdays Tip of the Week
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:15

#WaterWiseWednesdays is a campaign initiated by UCT Libraries as part of the university-wide pledge to half its water consumption. Look out for our weekly tips to help you live the 50 litre life at home and at work! Tip of the Week: Haircare

Library Learning Lounge Closed
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 14:45

The Library Learning Lounge situated in the Snape Building is closed from 11 June to 31 August 2018. Students are encouraged to use the study spaces in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library during this time.

Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 00:00

The renovation included the creation of an all-important 24/7 study venue within the library. The resultant space, named the Impilo Junction, seats 60 students.

Disruption of Services due to Network Renewal
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:30

Due to ongoing work in ICTS’s Network Renewal project, certain network services – such as wireless – will be unavailable over various weekends in July and August. View the project schedule for details of services that are affected. Dates: 7-8 July, 21-22 July, 29 July, 5 August and 12 August.

Long Vacation Library Hours
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:30

From 18 June to 22 July 2018: Monday to Friday from 08h30 - 17h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 - 12h30. When the Main Library is closed, the Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open.

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.



Love Data Week Competition
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 16:15

Upload your research data to the UCT ZivaHub figshare repository during Love Data Week (12 - 16 February 2018) and stand a chance to win figshare swag!