Library Access

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will no longer be accepting new alumni library applications. The application process will resume in February 2022, and will be conducted online.

Library access for alumni will become part of the UP Alumni Benefits package, of which there are two options: a Gold or Premium package. If you are making use of the Alumni Library Benefit, please note that the new process will come into effect upon renewal of your access card.

The price of the Gold Benefits package is R750 a year. You are required to pay R150 upfront, as well as your first debit order of R50. If you prefer not to pay via debit order, you can make an annual payment of R750.

The Gold Benefits package gives you:

  • online access to the Alumni Library Guide;
  • study space on the various levels of the Merensky Library (postgraduate rooms, research commons, discussion rooms and study centre are excluded)
  • access to all library resources; and
  • access to all library events.

The Premium Benefits package costs R850 a year. You are required to pay R250 upfront, as well as your first debit order of R50. If you prefer not to pay via debit order, you can make an annual payment of R850.

The Premium Benefits package gives you:

  • online access to the Alumni Library Guide;
  • study space on the various levels of the Merensky Library (postgraduate rooms, research commons, discussion rooms and study centre are excluded);
  • access to all library resources;
  • access to all library events;
  • borrowing privileges: two books for two weeks (prescribed books, Study Collection books, standard and inter-library loan services are excluded);
  • five hour-long reference interviews a year; based on this discussion, the user may request 20 articles a year;
  • access to Special Collections by appointment;
  • gym membership at the HPC sports science gym (50% discount on membership fees for alumni and family members);
  • special rates at the HPC Timeout Café (25% discount on all meals for alumni and family members); and
  • special rates at the HPC Hotel (30% off rack rates; bed and breakfast for alumni and family members).

Disclaimer

A portion of this premium is an admin fee that will be donated to the Alma Mater Fund on your behalf; you will receive a tax certificate.

- Author Department of University Relations
Published by Xolani Mathibela

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