Department of Library Services
+27 12 420 2235/6

Borrowing

Your relevant student / staff / external user card identifies you at the counter for borrowing.
See registration for borrowing, access and privileges.
The Library reserves the right to shorten the normal loan period or to recall library material before the due date when the material is urgently required by other users. This will only be done if you have renewed more than once.
The borrowing privileges and e-access of any borrower who fails to return items to the library or who fails to pay fines or costs owing, will be withdrawn or suspended.

See borrowing privileges under each category if in doubt.

BORROWING PRIVILEGES:
Different borrowing privileges apply to the different categories of users:

User Groups Books Days e-Access off Campus ILL IS* Assistance
Under-graduates 6 items 14 days Y Only books from UP libraries Learning Centre only
4th - 6th year 10 items 21 days Y Only books from UP libraries Learning Centre only
Honours students 10 items 21 days Y Y Y
UP Masters & Doctorate 15 items 30 days Y Y Y
Full time staff 20 items 30 days Y Y Y
Part time staff 15 items 30 days Y Y Y
Retired UP staff 20 items 30 days Y N Limited
Tuks Alumni 4 items 14 days N N N
Chelsa 6 items 14 days N N N
ARC 10 items 21 days N N N
Embassy staff 4 items 14 days N N N
External Users** 6 items 14 days N N N

*IS = Information Specialist

**DUE TO SECURITY REGULATIONS, EXTERNAL PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED ON CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION.  PLEASE CALL +27 12 420 5240 BEFORE MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO VISIT THE LIBRARY.

User groups with no e-access online do have access to the e-resources in the library. Enquire at the information desk for assistance. Extra services are available at additional cost.

Items can include books or audio-visual material. Audio-visual material is issued for one week only. All material can be borrowed for the above periods except material from the different special collections, where different policies apply.