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Library opening hours
Library opening hours
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 15:30

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

Mondays - Fridays: 10h00 - 12h00.

Picks of recent biological sciences research
Picks of recent Biological Sciences Research
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:30

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

UCT Library Access
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00

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. 

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150th birthday of Bolus Herbarium & Library
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:30

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.

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UCT Libraries goes cashless
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:30

From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:

to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.

The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.

Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:30

UCT Libraries is proud to present the Humanitec Digital Showcase 2011 - 2014. Curated and digitised by the Humanitec/UCT Libraries initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund. 

The Humanitec Digital showcase is part of UCT Libraries new Digital Collections website.

Welcome to second semester
Welcome to Second Semester
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 13:00

Welcome to second semester.

We wish you success in your studies. Here are some helpful resources that simplify your life.

Ring-barked camphor tree.
Campus trees on the mend after ring-barking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:15

The three camphor trees along Stanley Road on middle campus that were stripped of their bark in December last year are responding well to treatment after arborist and conservation forester Riaan van Zyl applied "tree paste" to the stems.

Out there: A new system designed by postdoc Dr Rob Skelton (right) to describe drought strategies in plants will help conservationists understand the impact of future drought on biodiverse hotspots such as fynbos areas.
New system aids drought predictions in biodiverse regions
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 09:30

Climate-change-induced drought is threatening the world's biodiversity hotspots; but a new, standardisable system to describe drought strategies in plants will help conservationists understand the impact of future drought, says a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cape fires
Peninsula fires right on cue
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:30

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.

Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa.
Time–lapse Photos Show Dramatic Environmental Change
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 15:30

Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa. From these pictures, researchers are making predictions about other regions. But can anything still be done about it?

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World Wetlands Day, 2 February
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The 2015 theme is "Wetlands for our Future."

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