On 18 March 2020, we closed our libraries to restrict COVID-19 transmission through social distancing and limiting physical contact with materials.
UCT Libraries is now open for virtual support for teaching and learning, and research.
UCT Libraries is providing a virtual library service, which will be centred on:
delivery of electronic information to users
continued support for the full suite of research data services online
support for the online teaching programme
Sourcing, where possible, open access books and e-versions of textbooks with multiple licenses to support the online teaching
Facilitating access to additional information and knowledge resources that are being made available by publishers/vendors at this time.
Librarians will provide learning and research support by offering/providing an in-depth reference service which includes, amongst others, lists of electronic information sources, course and assignment support, virtual research landscape analysis services to masters and PhD students, reference management and literature reviews.
Reference and Information Hotlines
Support will be available from Monday to Friday, 08h30 - 17h00.
As secure access to the ZivaHub and OSF platforms is available remotely via UCT single-sign-on (UCT DMP post-upgrade 15th April 2020), you can continue to upload, edit, share and publish your research outputs while off-campus.