Placing Items on Reserve

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Procedures for placing items on the Reserved Collection (RC)

  • Search the library catalogue (UJlink)
  • Complete the reserved list form available at the RS desk or online and email it to the relevant staff member (see contact details below)
  • Library staff will search for the listed items on the shelves
  • Items currently issued out will be placed on hold, when returned they will be placed on the Reserved Collection.
  • Items to be placed should be handed in 2 days prior to the date needed

Electronic Course Reserves (ECR)

  • Articles or lecture notes can be sent via email (see Contact details for ECR staff per campus below)
  • Paper copies will be scanned and connected to UJlink
  • Paper copies for scanning should be clearly legible
  • Once connected to UJlink, students will be able to view and print all electronically available documents


  • A DALRO reporting form must be completed for each journal article or book part to be placed on ECR
  • The completed DALRO form should accompany the photocopies. Forms completed electronically can be forwarded via email to the UJ Copyright Officer: Thapelo Mashishi
  • The copyright permission for any articles placed should be updated every semester

Steps to view or print documents from UJlink (library catalogue)

  • Go to library catalogue: UJlink
  • Click on Course Reserves
  • Type in name of course or lecturer
  • Click on relevant underlined title
  • Click on View or Print
  • Type in your UJ email username and password, then click on Submit

The article or lecture notes should then appear on the screen

Staff contact details for each campus:

Zakes Nakedi (APK lending)
Jacob Mannathoko (DFC lending)
Richard Dunjwa (APB lending)
Pascal Lukhele (SWC lending)