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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. Please browse the virtual Orientation programme and return often to participate.  You will find useful videos, tutorials and online guides to assist you in using the library’s facilities and services.


4 short units demonstrate and provide guided practice on using uKwazi, the Library discovery platform for locating study materials. 

Complete all 4 units to stand a chance of winning R250 TakeaLot vouchers up for grabs. 

 (Closing date: 16 April)

Welcome from the Library Director

Welcome message to all students from Library Director and Dewey, the Library Mascot.

Virtual Library Tour

Here is a preview of what you can look forward to when you are able to come to the library.


This 2021 video highlights the library’s online services during COVID and how to access them.

Students' Guide to the Library website

The video navigates the sections of the website most valued by students.

Meet your Faculty Librarian

Select your faculty logo to view a personalised message from your faculty librarian.

uwc writing centre

library 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