UCT's new information-finding solution
The University of Cape Town Libraries has gone live with a world-class information-finding solution, Primo.
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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 ( 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...
Savvy Researcher
Savvy Researcher Series 2018


Monday, 20 August 2018
New Bolus Herbarium Librarian

The Bolus Herbarium Library is now under the care of Mr Junaid Lucas. Mr Lucas has served at UCT Libraries for the last 33 years. Prior to joining the Science and Engineering library team, Mr Lucas was actively involved in his role at the Digital Library services. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 22:00
Research focus
Botanical Research at UCT

Scan through botanical publications from the Biological Sciences Department at UCT and know the research focus. Recent botanical publications list is arranged chronologically with the most recent ones listed top. The page lists publications from the year 2013.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 14:15
The cell and its organells simple illustration.
First year Biology course guides

Biology course guides are designed to facilitate your learning success. It provides you insights on how to find resources, evaluate information, avoid plagiarism and properly reference information resources for your assignment. You will also find links to course materials

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:45
Primo the one-stop-shop searching tool
Search your course in Primo

Primo simple search allows you to easily find course materials. Searching by course code, name of the course or course convener's sir name enables you to find resources allocated for the course.


Publication Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:15