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Harry Bolus's chairs, shelves in lower level of Bolus Herbarium Library from stairs, books and new journal issues display shelf
Welcome to the Bolus Herbarium Library
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...
JSTOR Global Plants frontpage look
JSTOR Global Plants
The largest of its kind, Global Plants (plants.jstor.org) is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of...
Disphyma crassifolium (L.) L.Bolus Page, Mary Maud.
Illustrations of Plant Species
Between 1911 and 1955 Mary Page and Beatrice Carter produced some 2,000 plus botanical illustrations. These works are highly regarded within the world of botanical illustrators and can be viewed in our digital collections.

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Sunday, 20 January 2019
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UCT Libraries goes cashless

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 - 09:30
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 - 11:30
Ring-barked camphor tree.
Campus trees on the mend after ring-barking

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 - 11:15
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

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.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 - 09:30

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