Virtual support is available from Monday to Friday, 08h30 - 17h00.
Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
+27 21 650 3703
+27 21 650 3704
+27 21 650 3118
+27 21 650 3134
Health Sciences: +27 21 406 6138
Special Collections: +27 21 650 4089
Main and other Branch Libraries
Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library
WH Bell Music Library
The Principal Librarians listed below will make themselves available to support online teaching by:
Consult the Student Assignment/Project Orientation Guide for more information on:
|Bolus Herbarium Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Built Environment Libraryemail@example.com|
|Digital Library Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Libraryemail@example.com|
|Hiddingh Hall Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Institute of Child Health Libraryemail@example.com|
|Brand van Zyl Law Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|WH Bell Music Libraryemail@example.com|
UCT's open scholarship includes Open Education Resources, theses and dissertations.
The OpenUCT Repository has collections of UCT’s open scholarship on Open Education Resources, theses and dissertations (until December 2019), as well as other scholarly publications, such as journal articles, chapters in books, research reports and conference publications, to assist you with your research projects. More than 27 000 open access resources are freely available online and can be downloaded without incurring data costs.
A comprehensive list of over 80 million open textbooks has been compiled, consisting of subjects across the different disciplines. These free scholarly resources can be read online or downloaded to read offline, on various mobile devices.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Secure access to the ZivaHub, UCT DMP and OSF platforms is available remotely via UCT single-sign-on. You can continue to upload, edit, share and publish your research outputs while off-campus.
Special Collections will continue to offer virtual support to researchers, students and staff, whether they are members of the UCT community or not.
Yes. Please visit our Library Opening Hours for the latest times and seating capacity. To enter the library, please produce your student/staff card and the result of your UCT Daily Health Screening App. Strict access controls and protocols have been put into place for access to limited self-study spaces available in designated area.
All library materials may be returned at the central drop-off point at CPS Burnage or book drop boxes located at all library sites. No borrowed material may be returned as an in-person transaction to the Libraries. Library material currently out on loan will be renewed until further notice.
All fines on overdue materials will be waived. However, if you wish to return your books, a central UCT Libraries book drop has been installed at CPS Burnage as well as book drop boxes located at all library sites.
UCT Libraries extensive online resources are available from our website. These resources include:
NB: you must be logged in with your UCT ID and password to access the many resources available to you.
As your information and learning partner, UCT Libraries is offering a Virtual Library Service which enables library staff to support you and your studies/research online.
It is important for you to explore the various guides that have been developed to simplify your online learning. UCT Libraries has a Student Orientation Guide for Remote Learning, which shows you how to search for, find, collect, analyse, interpret and evaluate information relevant to the subject you are studying, as well as becoming familiar with the key research elements and processes for ethical academic writing.
Our virtual library service is centred on:
Librarians are providing learning and research support via an in-depth reference service which includes: