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Primo Library Guide: My Library Card

The guide will show you how to use UCT's one stop search tool to search for all scholarly content

Managing your library account

This video will show you how to renew books or any other items you have on loan, manage your requests, view fines as well as update your address and phone number.

How do I use My Library Card?


After signing in with your student number and your (VULA) password, you will see My Library Card overview:

Click on the individual tabs to check out your Loans, Requests, Fines and Fees, Blocks and Messages, and Personal Details.

From this overview, you can also perform actions like renewing all of your library items.


How do I request a book?

  1. View the full record for the book in Primo by clicking on the title from your list of search results.

  2. If you have not yet signed in, click on the blue "Sign in" text .

  3. After you sign in with your UCT student - or staff number and VULA password, you will be returned to the record and should now see a blue "Request" option in "Find in Library" section.

  4. Fill out the Request form and be sure to specify your Pickup Location.