UCT Post-graduate studies - Page 22



FACILITIES AT
UCT LIBRARIES
THERE ARE A RANGE OF SPECIAL
COLLECTIONS AND LIBRARY SERVICES
AVAILABLE TO POSTGRADUATES.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS consist of
printed and audio-visual materials on
a wide array of specialised subjects,
including:
The Rare Books and Antiquarian
Collection, which consists of
rare and specialised material, including
African children’s literature and a foreedge painting collection.
specialcollections.uct.ac.za
The African Studies Collection of
published material, which provides
research and reference resources
on Africa, with a strong southern
African focus.
Government Publications which
includes historical and current
publications for Southern African
countries and current publications of
most African countries, including Frenchand Portuguese-speaking countries.
governmentpublications.lib.uct.ac.za
A rich collection of manuscripts
and archives, which offers
primary research material relating
to the political, social, cultural and
economic history of South Africa,
with a focus on the Western Cape.
The Digital Library Services
department which offers
a variety of digitisation and research
data management services to
students and staff at UCT.
digitalservices.lib.uct.ac.za
THE RESEARCH COMMONS caters for
the information and workspace needs
of master’s and PhD postgraduates,
postdoctoral research fellows and
academic staff. It offers:
spacious workstations with highend PCs
an excellent selection of software
applications
laptops
high-speed internet connections
printing, scanning and copying
facilities
a seminar room for collaborative
work
a comfortable lounge
experienced library staff who can
help with information and arrange
consultations with subject specialists.
The Library Learning Lounge is a
bring-your-own-device, collaborative
learning space. The venue is wifi
enabled with plugpoints for electronic
devices. Study rooms are available for
group discussion and a library buddy
is on hand to help.
The Hlanganani 24/7 study area
offers comfortable after-hours working
space for 148 students with wifi access
and plugpoints for electronic devices.
It is open when the library closes in
the evening and on weekends, with
on-site security.
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