Books (academic and leisure reading): Books for loan are shelved on the floors of the library which can be borrowed with your staff card for use off-campus. The books are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
The library keeps material prescribed by lecturers for students separate from the Open Shelf Collection behind the Circulation Desk. Students can then loan these items in the library for 2 hours at a time.
Reference works, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are not for loan and can be used in the library. However, on special request librarians can permit the loan of reference works.
The university’s Special Collections comprise collections of primary source material and rare books, with the focus on Southern Africa. This collection is housed at the Doornfontein Campus Library.