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Library Access

Library Hours
All Campus Libraries:
Monday to Friday: 07:30 -- to 20:00   Saturday: 08:00 --15:00  Sunday: Closed
24 Hour Study areas: 

UJ campus libraries are open  for staff and students. Strict rules apply, including booking a space in the library.
Students and staff are allowed to borrow and return print books.

Book a seat in the library - No entry without a booking!
Before visiting the library, remember to book your seat here 

UJ Library App 
Download the UJ library App to your mobile phone for quick access to library information, resources and services

Zero-rated (free) sites
See UJ Zero-rated (Free) websites for a list of zero-rated data sites for these networks:(MTN, VOdacom, Telkom and Cell C.

Borrow and return books

Students and staff may borrow and return books - remember to book your seat online before visiting the library!
Please return your overdue books now - currently no fines will be charged for overdue books.

Visit the Lending self service page to see how you can do the following: 
- Access your patron record (library record) 
- Place a hold on an item 
- Renew items online 
- Access class notes or articles placed on the reserved collection 
- Issue items to yourself (self-checkout)

ILL (Inter-library Loans)
Limited ILL can still be requested for staff and students who qualify. We will continue to try and find items for you, but there may be delays and restrictions on what we can supply.
Books: We are unable to supply books or items that are available in print only. 
Journal articles/Book chapters: We may be able to supply articles and chapters that are available electronically. We will keep you updated about your request.  
For information on how to submit a request, who qualifies, the cost and more, visit the ILL page.

Online library resources & tools

Online access to databases, articles, e-books and e-journals via the database list 

Search the Library catalogue - UJLink  for print and online books and journals

Search the A to Z Journal list  for online journals and articles

For help on how to find and download e-books visit this Online Books LibGuide

Do an all-in-one search using UJoogle - find books, journals, articles and other library materials.

E-Course reserves  - all items placed on reserve by a lecturer will show in the Catalogue (UJLink) under Course Reserves. 
To access, go to the catalogue, Select "Course reserves” and follow the prompts. Electronic items can be downloaded or printed.
For more information on course reserves (print or electronic) see Lending services - Question 16

Previous Exam papers  can be found here: Online Exam Papers

Online UJ Theses and Dissertations can be found here

Lean Library: The Lean Library browser extension provides easy access to digital content purchased by the UJ Library. Visit this Lean Library Libguide for more information, how to download it and instructional videos.

Subject and Faculty specific Library Guides  can be found here.  Library guides on various topics, including plagiarism, copyright, e-books, OpenAccess, Lean Library and more can be found here.

For assistance with Referencing, visit these guides; Refworks or Mendeley.

Online library training sessions and videos on how to access and use the library resources are available here.

Online training sessions (via Zoom or MSTeams) and Youtube videos

See a complete list of the current postgraduate and undergraduate online training sessions,  e.g. How to find a journal article; How to download an ebook, How to search with UJoogle, How to reference, etc.

Or watch the short "How to"  videos on Youtube listed here.

Assignment and Research support

Contact your Faculty /Information librarian for any library related support.
Visit the Faculty or Subject specific LibGuides for subject support or the LibGuides covering various useful topics,  including plagiarism, copyright, e-books, OpenAccess, Lean Library and more.
For assistance with Referencing, visit these guides; Refworks or Mendeley.
Contact your Faculty or Information librarian for assignment and research support via Zoom or MSTeams appointments or email. Contact details:
Faculty         Name                Contact

CBE:             Ester De Broize 
                      Madumella Mofokeng 
                      Fikiswa Mgengo 
                      Michael Sifile

Education:   Mirriam Mabalane 
                      Dudu Tshabalala 

FADA:           Yvonne Bucwa 

FEBE:           Sello Borephe 
                      Desiree Mokgosi

Health Sciences: Dorcas Rathaba 
                              Mlungisi Dlamini

Humanities:   Constance Ndumela 
                        Dawie Jacobs

Law:   Lizette van Zyl 
          Catrin ver Loren van Themaat

Science:   Pavlinka Kovatcheva 

Undergraduate Teaching and LearningElize du Toit

Postgraduate/Research support: Ivy Segoe

Remote Teaching & Research

Library suppport for off-campus teaching and research  

COVID-19 Information

UJ COVID-19 information

Official COVID-19 website (South Africa) 

Your health: Advice for students and staff.

  • To contact Campus Health, phone  011 559 4927
  • How is the library ensuring that students and staff are safe and not exposed to the virus?
    By ensuring that staff work on a rotational basis. The students must wear their masks at all times and sit 1.5 metres apart.

          The library also accepts a limited number of students - each library will only have 60% occupancy at any given time

  • What can I do if I see someone displaying symptoms of Covid 19?
    You can inform staff at the info or circulation desk as well as security services
  • Where can students and staff go for mental health and anxiety support?
    You can contact PSYCAD, email  or phone 0115591314