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


Wednesday, 13 December 2017
No more library book stamps as from 22 Nov. 2017
No more library book stamp

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.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 00:15
Limited library circulation services on 20 & 21 November 2017
Library circulation notice

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


Publication Date:
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 23:30
ExLibris product Primo, UCT Libraries new information-finding solution
UCT Libraries’ new information-finding solution

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

Publication Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:45
Bolus Herbarium Library being painted
Bolus Herbarium Library closed to be painted

The Bolus Herbarium Library is scheduled to be painted during the period of 17 November to 5 December 2014. During this time the Bolus Herbarium Library will be closed.

Anyone wishing to borrow material from the library during this time should email: with the request. Please include your staff/student number in the email request.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 20:30