The library catalogue enables you to establish which items (books, journals, e-books, reference material, etc.). UJ possesses in its libraries. It will indicate whether the book is available in print or electronic format.
The default is on keywords. Other search options such as title, author, journal title, subject, ISBN, etc. can also be selected and used for finding material. The name of the library in which the item is to be found, is also given. If it is not at your home campus, you may request it through Inter-campus loans.
What do you need to find a book on the shelf?
Some items additional to the prescribed books, are placed on the Reserve shelf - also known as Short loans. This material can be used only in the library. Your student card will allow you to use the two items for two hours at a time.
Two hours before the library closes, you may take an item home with you. It will be issued out to you, and must be returned before eight o' clock on the following working day.
Access to electronic books hosted by subscription databases require a UJ Database Access PIN. Additionally, the e book platform may require additional access registration including the creation of a User Account before you are able to download or print either the complete book or parts thereof.
You can create a Database Access PIN here
To download and access E-books, you must download Adobe Digital Editions onto your device: allows you to access e-Books downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). The books you purchase or download on one device will appear automatically across all the devices you have ADE on.
Inter-campus loans is a service available to all students and staff members of the university, free of charge. If an item is only available at one of the other UJ libraries you can request it, You will then be informed via e-mail of its arrival at your 'home' library.
Inter-library loans, is only available to registered post-graduate students and to UJ staff members. If an item is available in another South African library it can be obtained free of charge for your use. If the item is only available from a library outside of South Africa, your request will be sent back to you indicating that it will cost you R75 should you want to continue with the request.