More branch libraries reopen as self-study spaces from Mon 10 May 2021 and other updates
For the first time, the Built Environment Library, WH Bell Music Library and Hiddingh Hall Library will be opened for students to use as a place for study from Monday 10 May 2021. Read more

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  • Student assignment and project orientation guide
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  • The Digital Scholar Series training calendar

Our network of UCT Libraries across campuses and faculties reopens as self-study spaces from 8 March 2021. To enter the library, please produce your student 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.

You have virtual access to the Libraries resources via the Libraries website. Our request, scan and email services are also available. Learn more about our library services during Remote Learning.

Yes, request and collect books from our onsite or offsite collection points. You may also borrow eBooks. General borrowing rules will apply eg. some eTextbooks may only be borrowed for a day.

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:

Contact us at libraries@uct.ac.za or Ask a Librarian for assistance with access issues or to find a resource.

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.

News

Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Update from UCT Libraries ED: Wrapping up the salvage phase and the way forward

As of Monday May 10, the salvaging of the entire holdings kept in the Jagger Library basements was completed. This was the first phase of the Jagger Library Recovery efforts. We succeeded in removing these holdings in over 12 000 crates, which are stored in 10 different sites and four containers, with the exception of our map cabinets, which occupy a 250sqm footprint. In addition to the clearing of the basement, the fire rubble was cleared from the site.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 May 2021 - 13:30
More branch libraries reopen as self-study spaces from Mon 10 May 2021, and other updates

For the first time, the Built Environment Library, WH Bell Music Library and Hiddingh Hall Library will be opened for students to use as a place for study from Monday 10 May 2021, and other updates.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 May 2021 - 09:15
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