Please note: The Library will close on 15 December 2023 and reopen on 2 January 2024
Weekdays: 07:30 – 22:00
Saturdays: Final Exam period
21 October: 08:00 – 18:00
28 October: 08:00 – 18:00
04 November: 08:00 -18:00
11 November: 08:00 – 18:00
Weekdays: 07:30 – 18:00
18 November: 08:00 – 15:00
25 November: 08:00 – 15:00
Weekdays: 08:30 – 16:30
2 December: Closed
9 December: Closed
Weekdays: 08:30 – 16:30
6 January: Closed
13 January: Closed
The 24-Hour Spaces will be open every day Monday to Sunday, 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.
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.
Please choose the correct training session or workshop applicable/appropriate to your level of study.
To book and find out more about using the rooms, please ask at the Law Information Desk (Level 6 of the APK Library)
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.
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:
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:
Refer to the different headings for Law Reports, Legislation, Books, Reference Sources, Journals, Databases, Referencing & Citation, Dissertations & Theses, Plagiarism & Copyright, Research Management Tools, Reputable 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!
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.
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