UCT’s libraries offer valuable assistance to postgraduates designed to boost your academic and research experience.

Library services during COVID-19

UCT Libraries closed its doors in March 2020 to restrict COVID-19 transmission through social distancing and limiting physical contact with materials. UCT libraries are currently open for virtual support for teaching and learning, and research.

See UCT library services.

Ask a librarian

Find useful frequently asked questions (FAQs) on all library matters. Also provides contacts to assist with specific information you may need.

See FAQs and assistant contacts

Savvy researcher series

A series of seminars and workshops hosted yearly by UCT Libraries. Clarifies all aspects of the postgraduate research experience.

Visit seminars and workshops

Health sciences library research series

Find a variety of Health Sciences Library Guides, along with other library resources such as renewals, interlibrary loans and databases. You can also access virtual support by making an online appointment, and find a calendar of events, training and workshops held throughout the year.

See Health Sciences Library Guides.

Digital library services

Offers digitisation and research data management services. This will help you set up your data management plan, which shows how you manage, curate and publish your research data. 

See Digital library services

Government publications

Connects you to current and historical publications of Southern African countries, and current publications of most African countries.

See govenment publications

Rare books and antiquarian collection

Rare and specialised material including a fore-edge painting collection and African children’s literature.

See books and antiquarian collection

Get in touch by phone: +27 (0)21 650 4089