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Borrowing

Library items may be loaned and returned at the Loans Desk at the entrance to the Library.


Your student/staff card is your library membership card. Please note it must be activated at the Loans Desk on your first visit. Your card is necessary for entrance to the Library and also must be produced when items are issued on loan to you. You are liable for the safe return of material lent on your card; do not allow others to use your card. Loss of your card should be reported immediately to the Loans Desk to prevent the possibility of becoming liable for library material issued to persons using your card.


To find out how many items you may borrow, or how to gain access to the UWC Library, please see the next tab, Library Privileges


General information

Items returned late will generate a fine. Fines accrue at R1.00 per day per item (for "Open shelf" material), while Short Loan material fines are R5.00 per hour or part thereof.


When fines accumulate to R10.00, borrowing privileges will be suspended until such time as the fine has been paid.


Reminders and Overdue notices: A courtesy email reminder will be sent 3 days prior to the due date. One overdue notice will be sent when the item is 5 days overdue. A second overdue notice will be sent when the item is 2 weeks overdue.


Lost/damaged materials: An account for the replacement cost of a non-returned items plus an administrative charge of R 100.00 will be sent after five weeks, and borrowing membership will be suspended until all costs are settled.


For further information contact the Circulation Desk: 021 959 2946/2073 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.