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
5 Steps to get started with UCT Libraries
UCT Libraries contain world-class repositories of knowledge and up–to-date research. Here's how you can get the most out of this amazing resource.
1. Bring along your Student or Staff Card
Did you know your student or staff card is also your library card? Remember to carry it with you to gain access to the Libraries and to borrow items, and use it to make photocopies and print in all Libraries.
To borrow something, just take it to the loans desk together with your card and the loans desk staff will issue it to you - or use our self-checkout machine. Not at the Library? submit a Request Online.
How many items may I borrow?
Students can borrow up to 6 items at a time if you are an undergraduate or 12 if you are a postgraduate. Refer to our borrowing rules for more information.