Library services from the 2nd of August 2021

Posted on July 28, 2021

Following the Vice-Chancellor’s message on the 27th of July 2021, stating that the University will continue with its current arrangements, the library executive has decided to continue library services as previously communicated.  UP students and staff are still encouraged to continue using our comprehensive online collections and virtual information support services.

Most libraries will be open only on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 09:00 to 15:00, for limited services, such as the collection of books. Walk-ins will be limited to enquiries at the circulation desk, and the browsing of collections is still prohibited. 

Study spaces, study centres and computer areas (on all campuses) will remain closed until further notice.

Library material may still be returned via the book drops at all library sites (these items will be quarantined before being re-shelved). Users may also return library material through registered mail, or courier services.

The contactless collection service for library material will continue. This service allows library users to place requests for materials from the library system, followed by communication between library staff and students to collect it from the library.

Library staff will continue to provide digitisation services. Requests for sections of books to be digitised (within copyright regulations) must be submitted online. Interlibrary loan services will be limited to online material.

Health and safety measures and social distancing protocols remain applicable in all libraries.

Please see the complete list of A-Z services here

- Author Marguerite Nel

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