Our virtual library service is centred on:
Librarians are providing learning and research support via an in-depth reference service which includes:
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
|Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|WH Bell Music Libraryemail@example.com|
|Main and other Branch Librariesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 Libraryemail@example.com|
|Built Environment Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Digital Library Servicesemail@example.com|
|Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hiddingh Hall Libraryemail@example.com|
|Institute of Child Health Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brand van Zyl Law Libraryemail@example.com|
|WH Bell Music Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 email@example.com 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.
Our physical libraries remain closed. We will not be opening any of the UCT Libraries facilities on 11 January 2021 as planned, either as a study space or as a workplace. This is based on the continued national state of disaster and return to Lockdown Level 3 status. Please read the full statement on our return to Virtual Library Services.
You have virtual access to the Libraries resources via the Libraries website.
You may borrow eBooks only during this time. General borrowing rules will apply eg. an eTextbook may only be borrowed for a day. Our limited loans, scan/email and off-site collection services has been put on hold to minimise movement to campus and contact with staff, users and materials. Please read the full statement on our return to Virtual Library Services.
Library material currently out on loan will be renewed until further notice. However, if you wish to return your books, a central UCT Libraries book drop has been installed at Burnage, adjacent to Leo Marquard Hall. The dropbox is walking distance from the Jamie shuttle stop at Tugwell and Leo Marquard residence.
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 Burnage, adjacent to Leo Marquard Hall. The dropbox is walking distance from the Jamie shuttle stop at Tugwell and Leo Marquard residence.
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.