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Research Commons Library Guide: Home

This guide will provide postgraduate students and researchers at UCT with information about the libraries, its services and services that are available from other departments within UCT.

The  Research Commons is a scholarly common room for  academic staff and postgraduate students at master’s and doctoral level.  Situated in a secluded part of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, well away from the library's busy public areas, it  provides a peaceful atmosphere where researchers can access electronic resources; work on their articles or theses; relax in a comfortable lounge area; and informally interact with colleagues.  Experienced library staff are on hand to assist with users’ information needs and to arrange consultations with subject specialists as needed.