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Research assistance and useful library resources for LLM in Labour Law Students compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

You will find on this page:

  • The Law Library's opening hours.

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

  • A link to the UJ Law Library's online support platform.

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

  • Details on how you can access subject-oriented specialist services from the Law Librarians.

  • Information on the UJ Law Library's computer, printing and wi-fi facilities.

  • Information on the UJ Library's generic online training sessions, workshops, and videos.

  • Information on UJ's Law Faculty.

  • Information on UJ's postgraduate support services.

Library Times: 2024

Library Hours: 2024

Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 -15:00
Public Holidays: Closed

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.

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.

Research Writing Support

The Postgraduate School/Research Capacity Development offers a Writing Consultation service available to Honours and Master’s students, PhD candidates and academic staff members. 

WRITING CONSULTATIONS: The writing consultant for the Faculty of Law is Dr Delia Layton.  

An appointment can be scheduled on the general booking system:

Should you wish to contact the consultants before making an appointment you may email them.  Dr Delia Layton's email address is:

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

PLEASE NOTE: When accessing Web Printing, your browser may alert you by saying that the website is either 'Unsafe' or that you do not have access to the site. Below this warning box will be an "Advanced" button. Click on the "Advanced" button and another link will appear below this saying "Proceed to website", once again click on this link and you will be redirected to the web printing home page to then upload your documents.


Need help from the UJ Law Library? 

Click on this link:

UJ Law Library Help


Welcome to the LLM in Labour Law 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 postgraduates, staff and researchers. It also provides training material that will make it easier to find subject relevant information.

The aims of the guide for the postgraduate student therefore are:

  • To make you aware of the information sources in your field of study
  • To help you use the library and information sources, both in print and electronic format, independently and effectively.

The modules for your course include:

  • General Principles and Individual Labour Law
  • Public Law, International Law and Comparative Law Relevance
  • Collective Labour Law and Dispute Resolution

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 more general and subject specific information.

Please explore this guide and contact the librarians or law library assistants if you need any further assistance.  The staff members of the Law Library wish to help you achieve academic success.

Good luck and everything of the very best!


2 Research rooms for LLM and LLD students now available

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

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