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The cell and its organells simple illustration.
First year Biology course guides
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 - 17:15

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

Last day of ALEPH at UCT
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 14:45

The ALEPH catalogue is available until 15 March 2018 as it is replaced by the more advanced tool Primo.

The loan history you had in ALEPH is not transferred to the new system, therefore make sure you save your loan history before 15 March 2018. Here is a simple guide on How to save your loans history

Bolus Herbarium library will open on 02 January 2018
End Year Library closure
Mon, 18 Dec 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

No more library book stamps as from 22 Nov. 2017
No more library book stamp
Tue, 21 Nov 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.

ZivaHub UCT's institutional data repository
ZivaHub: Open Data UCT
Fri, 10 Nov 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. 

Our Databases are moving to a new home!
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 15:00

While you’re on vac, we’ll be making updates to our Databases on the Libraries websites' Search & Find menu. Check out what’s in store…

Bolus Library Closed
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 - 09:00

The Library will be closed from 24 December 2018 and re-open on 7 January 2019.

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 08:45

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River could offer a viable alternative to supplementing Cape Town’s precarious water supply, three University of Cape Town (UCT) Biological Sciences students have determined in their first-ever publication.

Research focus
Botanical Research at UCT
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 00:15

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.

Primo takes off!
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 14:45

Primo and #PrimoOnTheGo was launched at the Main Library foyer on Wednesday as curious passers-by got to enter lucky draws, eat cupcakes and have their pressing Primo questions answered.

UPDATE: Problems with Google Scholar via EZProxy
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 14:00

Kindly note that a workaround to the Google Scholar issue has been implemented and off-campus users are encouraged to go to The Libraries websites and EZProxy has been updated.

New Bolus Herbarium Librarian
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 22:00

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.