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The Bolus Herbarium Library owes its existence to Harry Bolus, a businessman, amateur botanist, and botanical artist, who, on his death in 1911, bequeathed his herbarium, his botanical library, and a large part of his fortune to the South African...
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
Library opening hours

Bolus Herbarium Library will be operating on the following hours throughout the year:

Mondays - Fridays: 10h00 - 12h00.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 15:30
Picks of recent biological sciences research

Interesting recent biological sciences publications.

1) Parasitic plants—A CuRe for what ails thee: a parasitic plant is perceived by its host plant in a similar manner to microbes

2) Plant extinctions take time

Publication Date:
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:30

We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00
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On 8 December 2015, the Bolus Herbarium and Library celebrated their 150th birthday anniversary. The Bolus Herbarium team had prepared a one-day academic seminar and two public lectures in the evening. During the academic seminars, several speakers highlighted the rich resources the Bolus Herbarium and Library have, and how the resources helped them in their research.

Publication Date:
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:30