Library Acquisition Procedures

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UJ Prescribed Booklists

The information on the list is provided by the departments and is constantly updated throughout the year. If your modules do not appear, please contact the relevant department about the missing course material.
UJ Staff:  The textbook list is compiled online via Nevada (Nevada is a platform that enables faculty to choose and provide prescribed books for their courses).

View the UJ Prescribed book list for 2024, second semester.  For more information, visit this guide on UJ’s Prescribed Textbooks.
For prices of books, please contact campus/online bookshops for quotations

If you have any queries please contact: Thapelo Mashishi: Tel: 011 559 2182 or Email:​​​


Online ordering of book and other library resources, including online textbooks listing

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Watch a short video on the Steps to follow when Prescribing Textbooks on Nevada  
Procedure for Submitting a list of Prescribed books

Practice note: Prescribed and recommended textbooks

It is the responsibility of teaching staff to prescribe textbooks in terms of the following guidelines:

  1. A book should only be listed as prescribed if the student will be required to utilise at least 80% of it.
  2. Other books, where a smaller proportion of the book will be required reading, should be placed on the recommended list.
  3. Departments should ensure that prescribed textbooks (in the same edition) will be utilized for at least three years.
  4. When recommending books, staff should check whether these books are available in the Library, and if not, ensure that they are included in the books ordered by the Department from their funding allocation. Books should not be recommended unless students have access to them. The Library can assist through the electronic ‘course reserves system.
  5. When deciding which books to prescribe, staff should ascertain the cost of possible choices, as one factor bearing on the final decision.

Approved by Senate Teaching and Learning Committee
11 October 2010

Library Acquisitions

Online ordering of book and other library resources.

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Procedure for Purchasing Books, Periodicals and E-resources to be placed in the Library