Don’t judge a Library by its cover


UP’s Library Services offer students a place to work and to do research for their projects or assignments.

The most prominent feature of the library is its study areas. Hundreds of tables and chairs are available for students to sit and study. Electrical sockets are also located close to these areas for students to charge laptops, phones and other devices.

Students can use Wi-Fi hotspots in the library to access the internet. The library also provides over 100 computers for students to do research, print assignments and access ClickUP.

Dozens of printers in the library allow students to print their work material. Students will first have to load money onto their student cards and register on TuksPrint’s website for a password. To use the library’s printers, students use their student card and password to pay for and access the printing services.

Other services such as anti-plagiarism training and academic writing training are also provided.

The library also features discussion rooms ideal for students groups looking for a place to study together or to practice for a presentation.

UP’s multiple libraries hold thousands of books that are useful when students are looking for extra insight for their studies or to add more information to their assignments. Most books can be borrowed for a up to two weeks, but certain books can only be used for a few hours.

UP library services are also available through an app that can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store. The app can be used to search the university catalogues, find new books and articles, renew books, check library times, and request materials that may be located at other libraries.

Library staff are always willing to help students find what they need, but it is advised that students attend one of the library orientation programs to learn their way around this valuable resource.

The libraries open at 07:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays the libraries open at 08:30, at 9:30 on Saturdays and 11:00 on Sundays. Students are advised to consult the library’s service hours on the Library Services’ website, as some libraries’ service hours differ from others.


Illustration: Sally Hartzenberg 

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