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Library Basics: Home

A guide for new users of UCT Libraries



This guide contains presentations describing basic library procedures, such as finding books, renewing your books, finding articles, and more. Use the tabs at the top to navigate to the information you need.

The aim is to provide a quick introduction that will enable first-time library users to get started.  For more detailed information, find your subject guide on our Subject Guides page or contact your Subject Librarian, whose contact details you will find on our Subject Librarians page.


Use the tabs at the top to watch presentations on:

  • How to find a book in UCT Libraries
  • How to request a book that is out on loan to another user
  • How to renew your books online
  • How to find a journal in UCT Libraries
  • How find journal articles

For detailed information about using the Libraries' catalogue, see the ALEPH Tutorials guide.