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Do I have to be a UJ Student or UJ staff member to be able to use the Special Collections?

No. Anybody is welcome. Non-UJ visitors and visitors that are not from a CHELSA-affiliated tertiary institution will, however, have to pay a visitor’s fee.

Do I have to make an appointment to visit UJ Library Special Collections?

No. We would however appreciate a call or e-mail before visiting us for research on a specific theme.

I use a wheelchair. Is your area accessible to me?

Yes, you are welcome. Please enter via the Doornfontein Library entrance and take the lift to the lower ground floor.

How do I get access to the collections?

Look at the collections listed and search the UJ Library Catalogue for our book collections.
Material is to be used only in the library.

Contact a librarian:
Tshepo Malemela:  tmalemela@uj.ac.za

How do I cite special collections?

Use the reference University of Johannesburg Special Collections (UJSC).
Use the collection reference, file reference, title and date of the document/photograph.


  1. UJSC NRC file B1036-04-08 Pad 1, James Gemmill to District Superintendent NRC, 6 March 1964, Labour supply: Distribution of Labour.
  2. UJSC WNLA 59L/8, Report of the leisure activities of Nyassas and Marobi employed in the Transvaal and Orange Free State mines,