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Adult Education Library Guide: Finding Materials in the Library

Guide to UCT Libraries for Adult Education students

Finding Materials

Education material is found in various parts of the libraries - the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Government Publications Department, Hiddingh Hall Library, and  Special Collections.

These resources include:-

  • School Text Book Collection (Grade R - Grade 12)
  • Classroom Collection containing mostly juvenile non-fiction material for lesson planning, and teaching practice.
  • International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)-Unesco publications (we are a deposit library)
  • South African Childrens’ Literature Collection (in Special Collections)
  • DVDs and Videos including support material for teaching practice
  • Masters/Doctoral Theses
  • Documents including Legislation, Policy, Annual Reports, Statistics,  and other documents published by the Department of Education and some education government related documents published by countries (mostly African) and institutions.
  • A range of electronic resources including databases and online books.


Useful Shelf Numbers for Adult Education

300.72   Research Methodology

307.14   Community Development

331.2592   On-the-job training

331.88   Trade Unions

344.0188  Trade Unions Law


370 Education

371  Schools and their activities

372  Elementary Education

373  Secondary Education

374 Adult Education

374.012  Basic Adult Education

374.2     Groups, media, computer in Adult Education e.g. study groups

374.4     Distance education

374.8     Specific kinds of institutions and agencies in Adult Education

374.941  Lifelong Learning

375  Curricula

378  Higher Education

379  Public Policy Issues in Education


361.8  Community Action

658.3127  Education,  Training and Development in the Workplace


For adult education in a specific subject, look at the material for that subject.