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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 (PRIMO) to find the shelf number of the book you are looking for. You should also check whether the book is out, If it is out you can reserve it by clicking the 'Request' button.

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.

Photocopying & Printing

Photocopy and print machines are located throughout the library. Machines to add credits to your account can be found in the Copy Shop just outside the main library and, if required, change given by the staff there.


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

Online Tutorials