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FADA - Visual Arts: Books

This guide contains essential information sources for visual art and advice on information searching to support study and research


How many books you may borrow: 

  • Undergraduate students (1st – 3rd-year students) - 6 books for 14 Days
  • Postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D. students/researchers) - 16 books for 30 Days 


Neo needs a password to use certain library resources. Without a password, Neo will not be able to access these resources. This video explains how to create a password.

Link your student/staff card with your new PIN
Go to the nearest Konica Minolta Multi-Function Device (MFD)
Swipe your student/staff card through the card reader (magnetic strip up)
Tap the display on the MFD and type in your 5 digit PIN
Type in your username (u-no.on your student/staff card) and Portal password to verify your registration

Deposit money into your printing account
To use the system, you must have money in your UJPrint account
Go to your nearest Konica Minolta Service Desk (at your nearest library)
Present your student card and the amount of money you wish to deposit to the assistant
You will receive an e-mail notification confirming the transaction

All items from the general collection may be renewed twice if the item has not been placed on hold for/by another client. 

  • Items may be renewed by telephone.
  • Items may also be renewed via the web: access the Library Catalogue, click on "My UJLink" and follow the prompts.
  • Visit the circulation desk and provide your card. Ask staff to renew items for you.​​​​


If the book you are looking for is not on the shelf, the following procedure applies:

  • Check that the book is not at the back or on the trolleys by the study area
  • Check that the book is not in front of the information specialists’ desk (this is common with new books)

If you still can’t find the book, the person who was assisting you will ask you to fill in a missing book form. Please provide us with the following details:

  • Your name;
  • Your student number;
  • Your email address;
  • Your cell phone / telephone number 

If the book you are looking for has been checked out, you have the option of placing a hold on it. This means that you will be notified as soon as the book is returned. 

The following procedure applies: 

  • Go to the record of the book you are looking for
  • The option to place a hold will appear, as a blue button, click on this 
  • You will be asked to log in with your University Portal details
  • You will also be asked to select the location you want the book to be picked up
  • Then submit

Reserve Books, also called study collection books are the books that students and staff can check out for only 2 hours. The Reserve/Study Collection is located at our Circulation Desk.

Please note: Items from the reserve collection CANNOT be​ renewed.

An example of a Reserve/Study Collection Book is the following:


Seven stories about modern art in Africa / concept and general editor, Clementine Deliss.


Paris : Flammarion, 1995.






 709.6 SEV



Book Requests

Search for the item on the Library Catalogue. When found, click on “Request””. Type in your surname, initials and student/staff number and click on “Submit”