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Information Systems Library Guide: Help

A guide to information for Information Systems students from UCT Libraries

Finding books in the library

Books are arranged in subject order according to the Dewey Decimal System. It is therefore important that you check the library catalogue (ALEPH) to find the shelf number of the book you are looking for. You should also check whether the book is out by clicking the 'All Items' button. If it is out you can reserve it by clicking the 'Request' button on the Aleph record.

Books often have prefixes which tell you in which part of the library they can be found. For example the prefix R indicates that the book is part of the Reference collection. A full list of prefixes can be found on the Book Location chart.

Off Campus Access

Electronic journals and databases can be accessed off campus using EZProxy. The link can also be found on the Libraries web page.

Log in to EZProxy using your student ID and Novell password.

Once logged in you will be taken to the main UCT Libraries web page and from there can access our electronic resources.

Photocopying & Printing

Photocopy and print machines are located throughout the library. Machines to add credits to your account can be found in the Knowledge Commons, in the Humanities section of the main library and near the Interlibrary Loans (ILL) department. Alternatively, credits can be added in the Copy Shop just outside the main library and, if required, change given by the staff there.


Online Tutorials

Struggling with your literature search?

Individual or group sessions, as well as training and instruction sessions can be organised. These  can be specifically related to an assignment or topic of interest.

Contact Susanne Noll to arrange a time:

+27 21 650 4476