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Research assistance and useful library resources for the Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law Students compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

Library Times: 2024


The UJ Library will open at 08h00 and close at 18h00 on the following days:

Saturday 25 May, 01 June, 08 June, and 15 June.

Kindly note that these changes are due to the Final Assessments starting from the 30th of May to the 21st of June 2024.


Updated Library hours from 12 February 2024.

Weekdays: 07:30 – 22:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00

The 24-hour spaces will be open every Monday to Sunday for 24 hours.

How to access the  UJ Libraries:

Access to the UJ Libraries can only be granted if you have a valid UJ Card.
NB: Scan your UJ Card at the Entrance Door of the library and again at the Exit Door when you leave!
You do not need to book for library access.

Library support will also be provided online, Monday to Friday, Visit the "Need Help? Contact Us" page for further information.


Need help from the UJ Law Library? 

Click on this link:

UJ Law Library Help


On this page, you will find:

  • The Law Library's opening hours.

  • The Law Librarians and Law Library Assistants' contact details.

  • Information on the UJ Law Library's Computer, Printing and Wi-Fi facilities.

  • Information on booking the UJ Law Library's Research Rooms.

  • Information on Library Online Events.

  • Information on Library Generic Online Training Sessions, Workshops, and Videos.

  • Information on UJ's Law Faculty.

Online Events

Find all upcoming library events here and attend via Zoom

Generic Online Training Sessions, Workshops and Videos

Please choose the correct training session or workshop applicable/appropriate to your level of study.

2 Research rooms for LLM and LLD students now available

To book and find out more about using the rooms, please ask at the Law Information Desk (Level 6 of the APK Library)

Computers on Level 6

Photocopying Facilities

  • The four photocopiers on Level 6 are available for copying law material.
  • Photocopying is contracted out to the maintenance company Konica Minolta and they will deal with any queries or give assistance with photocopy problems. 
  • Extra funds can be loaded at the machine available at the Konica Minolta Helpdesk (Foyer 1)

Computer Facilities

  • The 3 computers on the floor have access to databases and the UJ Library Catalogue (UJLink)
  • The 20 computers in the Law Commons have access to:
      • Databases
      • UJlink (Library Catalogue)
      • Internet
      • Word Processing

The Computers are available for the sole purpose of legal research

There are two dedicated computers available to postgraduate students for research and typing of dissertations.  Please ask the Law Library Staff to assist if these computers are occupied.

Wireless Access


Printing and photocopying is outsourced to Konica Minolta, Tel. number: 011-559-2184

All printers on Level 6 may be used to release documents.

Konica Minolta may also be contacted when experiencing printing problems (at most times there is a dedicated Konica Minolta person available on Level 6)

Here are instructions on printing from your device:


Welcome to the Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law (PGDTL) Library Guide


This guide will not only introduce you to valuable information sources related to your Faculty, but also to the services and facilities offered to undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and researchers. It also provides training material that will make it easier to find  subject relevant information.

Refer to the different headings for Law Reports, Legislation, Books, Reference Sources, Journals, Databases, Referencing & Citation, Dissertations & Theses, Plagiarism & Copyright, Research Management Tools, Useful Links and Open Access.

For  specific assistance to undegraduate or postgraduate students, please refer to the relevant law library user guides

Please explore this guide and contact the librarians or law library assistants if you need any further assistance.


Law Library Assistants 2024

  • Blessing Matika (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Maanda Litshani (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Mihle Duze (Law Library Assistant)
  • Nosisa Gama (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Rowan Tshabalala (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Sinoxolo Makhethetha (Law Library Assistant)
  • Siphamandla Memela (Law Library Assistant)
  • Tebogo Mothapo (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Thembalihle Dlamini (Senior Law Library Assistant)

Contact Info:

011 559 2593

About the Faculty of Law

​The UJ Faculty of Law offers the traditional law programmes such as BA Law, BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees in various important fields. In addition to these degrees, the Faculty has a strong non-formal programmes division that offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas such as tax law, compliance, criminal justice and forensic investigation, insolvency law, labour law, corporate law, environmental law, drafting of contracts and entertainment law.

Our Faculty and students represent the full range of diversity of a South African society based on human dignity, equality and freedom. We are particularly proud of the Soweto Law Clinic (see Law Clinic​​), which is the first custom-built law clinic in the country and is intended to provide services to an area that played such an important role in the creation of our democratic society.

Research Assistance

Research Interviews:

  • The Law Librarians provide a subject-oriented specialist service to postgraduate students and can be contacted via email or telephonically.
  • You are advised to make an appointment with one of the law librarians in order to ensure availability to help at a particular time.
  • Please email queries on the topic before coming in for the appointment and follow-up a telephone query with an e-mail. This will enable the Law Librarians to be prepared for the interview.
  • You are personally responsible for research towards and compilation of a bibliography for title and topic presentation of your dissertation.  However, the Law Librarians will be happy to advise you in this regard.


Faculty Librarian Law

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Lizette Van Zyl
University of Johannesburg
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
+27 11 559 3188
Subjects: Law

Information Librarian Law

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Catrin Ver Loren Van Themaat
University of Johannesburg Library
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
011 559 3193
Subjects: Law