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Explore 10 ways the Libraries can help you get started on your academic journey
We understand that making the transition from school to university is daunting and, at times, scary. Once your formal lectures commence, you will realise there are many new learning experiences and all the information provided may be overwhelming. Explore 10 ways we can help you get started on your academic journey:
1. What is UCT Libraries?
UCT Libraries is a network of 7 libraries across all UCT campuses, which offers state-of-the-art technology, vast collections of reading and research material, and the specialised services of friendly, efficient and helpful staff.
Get to know your subject librarian as soon as possible to make sure they assist you from the start.
4. Is it safe to use the physical libraries?
Yes, it is safe to use UCT Libraries as it is managed according to strict health and hygiene protocols. Our physical libraries have reopened as self-study spaces. 24/7 facilities will not be available due to the current curfew limitations. Only patrons with a letter of authorisation are able to enter and study at the library.
5. How do I search for information on the Libraries website?
Simply sign in to Primo and request the book(s) that interest you.
Select a Pickup Location for your request.
Wait for the email confirmation to collect.
All library materials may be returned at the central drop-off point at CPS Burnage House or book drop boxes located at all library sites. No borrowed material may be returned as an in-person transaction to the Libraries.
7. Do you only have serious materials in the Library?
No, we also have fun materials including popular fiction in all genres, graphic novels, board-games such as chess, jigsaw puzzles, etc. Do let us know what you would like to read so that we may grow our collection.