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First Year Students - Support: WELCOME

Ongoing Support for Undergraduates Students

The library's mission is to support you in your academic journey and to enhance your academic experience.

Library welcome from our Library Director

Library hours

Weekdays:  07:30 – 22:00.
Saturdays:  08:00 – 15:00

Please note that library hours might change during exams. Please consult the library website for updated hours.

Learning Commons Librarian (APB)

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Roedina Desai
APB Library
+27 11 5591940

General Information Librarian

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Nomathamsanqa Mafumana
University of Johannesburg Library
Auckland Park Campus

UJ libraries

Welcome to the UJ libraries

A warm welcome to all the first-year students. We wish you all the success with your academic journey.

Learn more about the library

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We offer multiple services to you: click on the tabs to open

  • Open-shelf collections: for loan
  • Reserve collections: prescribed and recommended books
  • Reference collections: dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  • E-books
  • Full-text electronic journal databases
  • Information retrieval, reference services and research support by professional staff.
  • Inter-campus loans, that allows you to take out books from any of the five UJ libraries.
  • Library tutors
  • Lending services
  • Special help and assistance to students with disabilities.
  • Quiet study space
  • 24-hour study space
  • Discussion areas
  • Learning Commons: space for undergraduates to meet and work
  • Photocopying, scanning and printing
  • Library facilities for students with disabilities
  • Self-checkout machine (Meescan)
  • Library App, downloadable from Google Play. It provides easy access to all the core library resources. The app is compatible with all devices. Follow this link to find more information about the app and how to download it.
  • The library’s “Makerspace” facility is at DFC library. Here you can unleash your creativity by making use of the latest 4IR technology.
  • The library offers face-to-face information literacy training in each of the library’s training rooms, as well as online training via multiple online platforms.
  • With our blended information literacy programme, we combine online digital media with traditional classroom methods.
  • Students can follow the online tutorials at their own pace and complete the assessments during their own time.
  • Students attending the face-to-face training sessions can revert to the online tutorials upon demand.

Contact your library

APB  +2711 559 1293
APK +2711 559 3198
DFC +2711 559 6752
FADA +2711 559 1018
SWC +2711 559 5666

Email the UJ Library on :

Information Literacy

Learning Commons Librarian (APK)

Learning Commons Librarian (SWC)

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Richardson Mzaidume
Private X09 Bertsham 2013
011 559 5082

Specialist Librarian: Teaching and Learning

Where To Find Us