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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
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
UCT library closure times

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.



Publication Date:
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:30
Saturday access to Government Publications

Please note that on Saturdays access to Government Publications is through Special Collections in the J.W. Jagger Library on University Avenue.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 13:45
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