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Environmental and Geographical Science Library Guide: Books

How to find information - a library guide for Environmental and Geographical Science students at UCT.


This page will guide you on how to search for books in Primo. What to do when the library doesn't have a book you are looking for (Interlibrary Loans). As well as how to renew your books or DVDs, manage requests and view fines using My Library Card. 

How to find Books in Primo

The presentation below will demonstrate on how to use Primo to find books, print journals, CDs, videos and DVDs available in UCT Libraries.

Primo will tell you what books we have in your topic of interest, and the shelf-numbers where you will find those books.

Loan Rules

Loan Limit Loan Period Renewal Period
Undergraduates 6 items 7 days 28 days
Postgraduates 12 items 35 days 140 days
Staff 30 items 90 days 180 days

Find out more here from UCT Libraries website.


Manage your library account

This video will show you how you can renew the items you have on loan, update your requests and view fines or messages in My Library Card. 

InterLibrary Loans

If a book is not available at UCT libraries. A copy can be borrowed from another library via the Chancellor Oppenheimer Interlibrary Loans Service.