Books are issued and returned at this desk. Please present your student/staff card to the staff when making your first visit to the library to ensure that you have been registered on our database system. The Circulation desk is also a general service desk area that handles general enquiries.
When you want to borrow a book that is out on loan, you need to place a hold on it. For more information on placing holds, please consult staff at the Circulation Desk.
The Short Loans Section consists mainly prescribed texts, recommended readings selected by your lecturers for your courses. The objective is to ensure that as many people as possible obtain access to the available material.
DVDs and CD Roms covering all subject areas are also kept here and may be viewed by individuals on level 5 or a group viewing by arrangement.
Books on the Short Loans Section may be used for one hour inside the Library. Where multiple copies are available, books may be borrowed overnight from 2pm during the week and from 12pm on Fridays. A maximum of two items may be borrowed.
Present your student card to the Short Loan Section staff, together with any of the following details of the book or article: author, title, and/or call number.
The Main Library has installed two drop zone facilities to allow students to drop off books before the library’s opening times. The drop zone for regular items is situated next to the entrance of the Library. The drop zone for short loan items is at the Short Loans Desk side and is clearly marked. Daily and weekly newspapers are available in the Malangatana Reading room just past the turnstiles at the entrance.
Section Head: Mr T. Fortune
Tel: 021 959-2073
Night Shift Librarian:
Ms Sepiwe Tevera
Tel: 021 959-2946/32