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Science - First Year Students Library Support: Borrowing Print Books

How to Borrow Print Books

Borrowing Books

  • You will need your UJ student /staff card to borrow books.
  • Borrowing & Returning Print books: you can check-out - 6 Print Books for 14 days
  • Unlimited access to Online Books
  • 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


 May I borrow books from any campus library?

Answer: All students, may borrow books from any campus library. Students may borrow books only from the campus where they are registered.

Please note: If a client is unable to to go to another campus, the item may be requested via the Intercampus loan (ICL) service. This will take at least 24 hours.