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Your First-Year Experience (FYE)
Our Purpose

UWC Library First-Year Experience (FYE) aims to help you with your transition to university. This page contains information about your Orientation Programme for this year.  You will find useful videos and online guides to assist you in using the library’s facilities and services

why and how we cite tutorial

This self-paced tutorial combines guidance, illustrations and videos to explain why, what and how should one cite.

Navigate to specific topics directly.  Also, try the interactive quizzes for Unit 1 and Unit 2.

Test what you know about citation and referencing!

Comments?  Contact us : library@uwc.ac.za

Click on the image to begin.


  • Get answers online – Frequently Asked Questions are under the HELP menu option
  • The Basics – just the essential information you’ll need (Download)
  • The Details – booklet on all Library services and resources
  • Subject guides – a pathfinder to important resources for your subjects (link to https://lib.uwc.ac.za/index.php/students/subject-guides/)

Ask a Librarian – Get real-time assistance via Chat (from 08:30 until midnight, Monday to Friday) or post your question into the service.  The Ask a Librarian chat service opens up everytime you visit the Library website.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions – Want to get answers fast? Or, do you just want to learn more about the library and the services we offer. Go to our FAQ page, type your question and voila! Its that simple.


Find what you need right here


Learn and find out more about the library, our functions and services in the following resources.

Our youtube channel

UWC Library Tour

How to book a pc


UWC top student Exam tips

Past Exam Paper repository

Turnitin Help

uwc library layout

Level 1

Library Auditorium

Mayibuye UWC Robben Island Museum and Archives

Level 2

24 Hour Study Hall

Donations and Archival Collections

Level 3

Library Technical Services

Binding Unit

Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian

Level 4

Library Administration

Inter-Library Loans (ILL)

Study Den

e-Resources Librarian

Level 5

Express Print and Go Kiosks

Circulation Desk

Short Loans

Malangatana Reading Room

Multimedia Centre

Disability Support Unit

General Reference Librarian & Self Learning Zone (SLZ)

Level 6

Knowledge Commons

Thintana Library Training Room

Discussion Rooms for Group Work

Digital and Communications Librarian

LICT Support


level 7

Economics and Management Sciences (EMS) collection

Training Room and Study Area

EMS Faculty Librarians

level 8

Arts, including Languages and Literature, Library & Information Science, History, Religion & Theology and Geography

Arts Faculty Librarians

level 9

Law Collection and Service Desk

Law Faculty Librarian


level 10

Study Area

Information Literacy Librarian

Reference Desk

Level 11

Education, Community & Health Sciences
collections,Anthropology, Sociology & Women Studies

Community & Health Sciences/Education Faculty Librarians


Level 12

Special Collections

Special Collections Librarian


Level 13

Postgraduate Resource Centre


Level 14

Natural Sciences/Sciences Collection

Natural Sciences Faculty Librarians