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Science - Biotechnology: Advanced Diploma

Online Library Support

Inter Campus loans 

ICL is a service through which material held by one UJ campus Library is sent to another UJ campus library for the patron’s convenience.‚Äč

Library Training Sessions

You are invited to attend our information literacy training sessions. A variety of topics will be covered, and anyone is welcome.
The training sessions will be conducted via the online platform Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  Use the  Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link to join the session.  We suggest that you join the session 10 minutes before the session starts

Lean Library is a Library Access browser plug-in that allows you access to academic articles, books and other electronic resources

How to LOGIN to Library Online Resources:

Option A: You can create a Library Password, which will enables you to login to the UJ Library databases

Option B for Postgrads:  You can LOGIN, using your Blackboard credentials: Select Student, Type your student number and Blackboard password.

Option B for Staff & researchers:  You can LOGIN, using your Staff e-mail credentials: Select STAFF, Type the fist part of your work e-mail and password.


Login via Open Athens

If you are prompted to this screen please use your Blackboard credentials to login and select Student

Meet your Science Librarian:

My name is Pavlinka Kovatcheva and I'm the Faculty Librarian for Science

My contact details:

Photocopiers & Printers

Read more on the Library website

APK Library:

  • Printing and photocopying is outsourced to Konica Minolta , Tel. number: 011-559-2184
  • Photocopy machines and printers can be found on: Level 1

DFC Library:

  • Printing and photocopying is outsourced to Konica Minolta, Tel. number: 011-559-6626
  • Photocopy machines, printers and cash dispensers can be found in the photocopy room, level 1

Prescribed Textbooks 

  • Search the Course Reserve to find the books prescribed for your course
  • They can be used only in the Library for 2h;

Print & Online Books for your studies

  • Search the Library Catalogue for Books:
  • Borrowing & Returning books: you can check-out - 6 Print Books for 14 days

Lending Desk contact number: 011 559 2165

Borrowing Books

  • You will need your UJ student /staff card to borrow books.
  • Borrowing & Returning books: you can check-out - 6 Print Books for 14 days
  • For more information on membership types and borrowing privileges, see Lending Services Q1: “Who may borrow and for how long?”

Renewing Books

All items from the general collection may be renewed twice if the item has not been placed on hold for/by another client).
Please note: Items from the reserve collection CANNOT be renewed.
Items may be renewed by phone (011 559 2165), online (access the Library Catalogue, click on “My UJLink” and follow the prompts) or in person at the Lending desk

Lending Self Service

You can perform the following services yourself without assistance from the Lending desk staff
– Access your patron record (library record)
– Place a hold on an item
– Renew items currently checked out
– Access class notes or articles placed on the reserved collection
– Issue items to yourself (self-checkout)
For detailed instructions, visit Lending self service.

Missing Books

If an item shows ‘available’ on the catalogue, but it is not on the shelves:

  • Complete the online “Missing books” form
  • The Library staff will search for the item and place it on hold for you if found.
  • If not found, the item will be indicated as “Missing” on the catalogue

To search for Print & Online Books, please use the Library Catalogue or the Science Subject LibGuides

As a UJ Postgraduate student you can:

  • Check out: 6 print books for 14 days
  • Remote online access to databases
  • Unlimited access to Online Books

Library Opening Hours - 2022 academic year

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.

For more information, visit the Library website

How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper