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UCT's new information-finding solution
The University of Cape Town Libraries has gone live with a world-class information-finding solution, Primo.
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Savvy Researcher Series 2018
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Friday, 22 June 2018
Love Data Week Competition

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!

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 16:15
Library circulation notice

Please take note: discontinuation of library book stamps

Publication Date:
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 13:30
Library Basics skills training session

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.

Survive your assignments with a 20 minute session in:

1) Get smart with Primo - Primo searches UCT Libraries' collections - books, eBooks, journals, articles, theses, DVDs, course materials and more

2) Get clever with Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Sessions offered on a Tuesday and Thursday in Ulwazi training room by a librarian.

Require more information or if you interested in additional sessions to be offered, please send an email to Nuroo Davids email:

Publication Date:
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 14:15
New Library Catalogue

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 -

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:15