The guide is aimed at providing students with the Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) with information about UCT Libraries and the resources available to them.
The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library Hours are as follows:-
Term Time Vacation Time
Monday - Thursday 8am - 10pm 8.30am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 6 pm 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm 9am - 12.30pm
The library is generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. During exam times, the library is open until 11pm Mondays - Thursdays and on Sundays during this time.
However, the libraries' electronic resources are available at any time, from anywhere off campus, through the off-campus log-in on our home page. You log in using your UCT student number and password (same one that you use for VULA and checking your UCT email).
You need your student card to be able to come into the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, and to be able to borrow materials, print or photocopy. No student card = no entry.
Library students, if you need assistance with your research, please contact your subject librarian, Ingrid Thomson (ingrid.thomson at uct.ac.za) or by phone 021 650 3703 or drop by the Information Desk to set up an appointment.
Please let me have a copy of your research proposal (even in draft form) and an indication of any research you may have done thus far. And suggest a few possible dates and times when you are available.
For quick reference assistance, please consult the librarians at the Information Desk.