UJ Library Bindery Services
The UJ Library includes a well-established Bindery where hard (craft) binding is done to professional standards. The Bindery offers binding services to UJ students, staff, academic departments and faculties as well as private clients
Theses and dissertations bound according to university specifications and standards. We bind any books, including Bibles and collector’s items.
Phone us for a free quotation (Tel. 011 559 2161) or visit us in the library at Kingsway Campus.
For more information on the Bindery, including tariffs, click here.
How to apply for TurnitIn access?
Quick Links to get you started:
Meet your Science Librarians:
Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian for Science
I'm responsible for your Library Research Support, throughout your Postgraduate studies.
My contact details:
Phaello Mokati, Information Librarian Science / FEBE
Physical space: APK Library, Level 4 (glass office)
Tel: 011 559 4309
Q1. What is the purpose of Interlibrary Loans?
To obtain material for clients (books and journal articles) which are not available in our library collection. Material is obtained from libraries in Southern Africa and from international libraries through national and international interlibrary loan schemes.
Secondly, it is essential to determine whether the journal article is available electronically in the case of journals. Electronic journal titles subscribed to by the Library Service are accessible via the online library catalog and an E-journal title A-Z list on the online databases web page
Request via the Internet: Please fill in all the fields when you request a book or journal article online. No requests will be processed without the necessary information regarding your student/staff number and address. ILL will process no requests without the necessary information regarding your student/staff number and address.
Books: Author / Title / Year / ISBN if available
Articles: Journal title / Author of article / Title of article / Year / Volume / Part / Page numbers / ISSN if available
ICL is a service through which material held by one UJ campus Library is sent to another UJ campus library for the patron’s convenience.
All items from the general collection may be renewed twice if the item has not been placed on hold for/by another client).
Please note: Items from the reserve collection CANNOT be renewed.
Items may be renewed by phone (011 559 2165), online (access the Library Catalogue, click on “My UJLink” and follow the prompts) or in person at the Lending desk
Lending Self Service
You can perform the following services yourself without assistance from the Lending desk staff
– Access your patron record (library record)
– Place a hold on an item
– Renew items currently checked out
– Access class notes or articles placed on the reserved collection
– Issue items to yourself (self-checkout)
For detailed instructions, visit Lending self service.
If an item shows ‘available’ on the catalogue, but it is not on the shelves:
How to LOGIN to Library Online Resources:
Option A: You can create a Library Password, which will enables you to login to the UJ Library databases
Option B for Postgrads: You can LOGIN, using your Blackboard credentials: Select Student, Type your student number and Blackboard password.
Option B for Staff & researchers: You can LOGIN, using your Staff e-mail credentials: Select STAFF, Type the fist part of your work e-mail and password.
Login via Open Athens
If you are prompted to this screen please use your Blackboard credentials to login and select Student
Access to the Research Commons:
Use your Student card for access
If your card does not allow you to access the Research Commons, then:
APK Postgrads: Go to D LAB 208. The activation process can take up to 24hrs.
Access to the UJ Libraries can only be granted if you have a valid UJ Card.
For more information, visit the Library website
As a UJ Postgraduate student you can: