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Science - Geography: GIS: Welcome

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This portal supports the Geo-Informatics students. 

This LibGuide provides information on key resources for Geographic Information Systems including:

  • Print books, eBooks and Journals
  • Key databases to search for articles and other materials 
  • avoiding plagiarism and citing properly

"In a GIS, you connect data with geography. And you understand what belongs where. Because you don’t fully understand your data until you see how it relates to other things in a geographic context. Geographic Information Systems is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, manipulates and visualizes geographic information, usually in a map." (Source)


Library Services

The following Services & Facilities are available in the Library to help your studies:

Lending Desk service 

Borrowing & Returning books; Problems with Login to Databases; Fines; Contact number: 011 559 2165

Inter Campus Loan Services

You can borrow books from another Campus Library



Renew books online; place books on hold; save searches


Geography Course Reserve Collection     

Prescribed and recommended books are available at Lending Desk in the Library Foyer

You can use them for 2 hours in the Library only

You need to write down the shelf number/call number


Information Desk 

@ the Library Foyer

If you have a query about a book location or any other general question

General librarians contact number: 011 559 2171 from 07:30 - 22:00 weekdays


Faculty Librarian Science: Pavlinka Kovatcheva

Contact number: 011 559 2621; E-mail:; Level 4 office


Science Library Tutors

Level 4 – Pavlinka’s office


Photocopiers & Printers

Available on Level 1, Library Foyer


Faculty Librarian: Science

Pavlinka Kovatcheva's picture
Pavlinka Kovatcheva
University of Johannesburg Library
Auckland Park Campus
+27 11 5592621