From Mon 18 October 2021, the seating capacity in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library will increase by an extra 100 seats, taking the total seats at COL to 298.
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.