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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. 

JoVE Videos make science easy. Ready? Press Play
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 12:30

JoVE Video Journal is the first peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal.  JoVE Science Education is an innovative library of video collections that teach key concepts and fundamental techniques in science, medicine, and engineering.

Bolus Herbarium Library closed for annual fumigation: 6-9 Dec 2019
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 - 16:30

The annual fumigation of the Bolus Herbarium, Preparation Room, Bolus Library and all Associated Offices (Biological Sciences, HW Pearson Building), will take place in December 2019.

New digitisation scanner, a first in Africa
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 15:00

The transition from conservation to preservation compounds the degrading of digitised materials. The introduction of the Zeutschel ScanStudio aims to revolutionise the Libraries digital preservation efforts while making UCT Special Collections holdings accessible for academic research.

Remembering Nene
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 11:30

UCT Libraries staff gathered together to remember UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana and all those affected daily by gender-based violence in our society.

Important update for EndNote users with MacOS systems
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 12:30

Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with the upcoming release of macOS 10.15 Catalina. This will impact EndNote. EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.

Postgraduate student assistants needed at Bolus Herbarium Library
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - 08:15

The Library hereby invite senior students (advanced masters or doctoral students) with a strong interest in research to apply for a post as Student Assistant.

Celebrating Mandela in the Archives
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 08:15

UCT Libraries has an incredibly diverse and multi-lingual collection on Nelson Mandela in its holdings. This includes a range of both South African and international publications, films and manuscripts. This year, Mandela Day falls on the same week as National Archives Awareness Week, so we have used the opportunity to highlight some of these papers.