Read the latest news for the Bolus Herbarium Library.

UCT Libraries Closed on 9 August
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 08:30

UCT Libraries will be closed for Women's Day on the 9th of August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study space will be available for use during this time.

No more library book stamps as from 22 Nov. 2017
No more library book stamp
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 00:15

As from Wednesday 22 November, your library items will no longer be stamped with a due date when issued to you. Instead a loan receipt will be sent to you via email.

Bolus Herbarium library will open on 02 January 2018
End Year Library closure
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:45

The Bolus Herbarium Library is closed from 19 Dec. 2017 until 01 Jan. 2018 and will reopen on 2 Jan. 2018 at 10h00.

If you have any items you wish to borrow, please do it before the closure. Alternatively, in order to borrow an item before 22 December 2017, make item requests with collection point at the main library.

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday seasons

Limited library circulation services on 20 & 21 November 2017
Library circulation notice
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 23:30

Due to the implementation of a new, automated library system, all fine payments and hold requests cannot be processed on 20 & 21 November 2017.


ExLibris product Primo, UCT Libraries new information-finding solution
UCT Libraries’ new information-finding solution
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:45

The University of Cape Town Libraries will soon be going live with a world-class information-finding solution, Primo.

ZivaHub UCT's institutional data repository
ZivaHub: Open Data UCT
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:15

ZivaHub: Open Data UCT, is a new open-access institutional data repository (IDR) available to University of Cape Town research community. It allows researchers and the institution at large to make research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. 

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. 

Bolus Herbarium Logo
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.

Debit card
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.