Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and
the necessity for social distancing to keep the infection curve down, a
decision has been made to close all library buildings from Saturday, 21
March 2020 until further notice. Library staff will continue to provide
services and resources to support students and staff, as outlined below.
You can contact the Library for
assistance through our 24-hour online reference service, Ask a Librarian, by telephone and via Twitter and Facebook. Faculty Librarians
can be emailed or called directly for information services.
Library’s electronic resources remain fully accessible via the library
website, on and off-campus. For guidance in accessing e-resources, make
use of the Off-campus access for Stellenbosch registered users guide.
Please consult the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Library services and contacts
guide for information regarding freely available resources.
publishers have lifted restrictions on the use of their material during
this period. For example, all 700 Cambridge University Press textbooks
will be freely available until 31 May 2020.
services, information literacy and research support
Consult the Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide and refer
to library guides.
Consult the Library’s training calendar and
book to participate in a library webinar. Scheduled library training
sessions from 30 March will be provided as online or recorded sessions.
Your Faculty Librarian or trainer will communicate with you.
Library books can be renewed online (twice per item, unless someone else has requested the item).
If you need books from the Library and would rather
remain at home, register for off-campus document delivery so that the
books can be couriered to you. Scans of journal articles and chapters
from books in printed format can also be emailed to you.
may prefer to return your library books after hours without social
contact. Make use of the book returns deposit box at the entrance to
each library to return your books.