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Department of Social Development

For information about undergraduate & graduate courses, please visit the Department of Social Development website.

Access to Resources

If you are working from off campus - you need to sign into the Off-campus Login page with your UCT student number and password and then select UCT Libraries:

Short Loans

The Short Loans Centre is on Immelman 3 of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

Many books and photocopied readings essential to your courses have been placed there by lecturers.

You will need to give the staff both the title and shelf number of the book you want.

Short Loan material is issued for 1 or 3 hours only.

You must return Short Loan material to the Short Loans Centre.

Welcome to UCT Libraries


This guide is intended to help you find your way around the library and its resources. Having the ability to effectively research will aid you not only as a student but also when in life. Being a student teaches you skills such as critical thinking, which is aided by the ability research properly.

Finding your way around the library.

The video below shows you how to find your way around the library.

Government Publications Library

The Government Publications Department houses a collection of documents (both current and historical) from local, provincial and national government bodies, for example, the Census, legislation, parliamentary proceedings, and documents  dealing with planning, policy, public finance and statistics.  South African government documents, and documents from regional bodies and governments across Africa are also collected, as are publications from the United Nations system and from former colonial powers.  The library is on Level 4 of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.


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Kashiefa Shade-Lucas
Level 5, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Library Road, Upper Campus
+27 21 650 5944