Need a library book? Place it on hold!

Posted on October 20, 2020

University of Pretoria staff and students who have permission to be on campus may follow the following procedure to place an available book on hold:

  • Visit the Library website at www.library.up.ac.za
  • Scroll to the search bar underneath the image banner
  • Select “Books”
  • Type the title of the book you need by title or author in the search bar and press Enter
  • You can filter results by selecting “Print book” under the Format tab
  • Click on the title of the book you need
  • Ensure that the book's status indicates that it is "Available"
  • Scroll and click on the “Place hold” blue button
  • Provide your portal information
  • Submit the request
  • The library will communicate the exact time of the book collection. Check your email for a confirmation
  • The pick-up location of the book will be the library where the book is located. 

Criteria to obtain access to printed books

The following criteria will be required for the collection of books from the library during level 1 of the lockdown:

  • Only staff and students with permission from their department to be on campus will be allowed to collect books from the library.
  • Students and staff members must place a hold on the available books beforehand.
  • Only the person who placed the hold on the book is allowed to collect the book.

Problems or enquiries: e-mail [email protected] 

- Author Marietjie van der Westhuizen
Published by Hlengiwe Mnguni

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