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  • Upcoming Public Holiday (May)

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    UCT Libraries (including the Virtual Library Service) will be CLOSED on the following upcoming public holiday:

    • Wednesday 29 May (National Elections)

    However, the 24/7 study spaces in Hlanganani, the Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons, the Law Library and Impilo Junction will be available, and there will be access to all our electronic resources via the Libraries website.

  • Libraries open 7 days a week for exam prep and exams: Main Library, Law & Health Sciences

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    The operating hours of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library and Law Library will be extended for the period from Thursday 16 May – Wednesday 12 June 2024 during consolidation and exams.

    These libraries will be open 7 days a week during the following times:

    Extended hours – Chancellor Oppenheimer Library:Thursday 16 May – Wednesday 12 June (Consolidation & Exam):

    Monday – Friday                 08:00 – 24:00

    Saturday                               09:00 – 17:00

    Sunday                                 09:00 – 17:00

    Extended hours – Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library:

    Thursday 16 May – Wednesday 12 June (Consolidation & Exam):

    Monday – Thursday         08:30 – 22:00

    Friday                                 08:30 – 17:00

    Saturday                            09:00 – 17:00

    Sunday                               09:00 – 17:00

    Extended hours – Law Library:

    Thursday 16 May – Wednesday 12 June (Consolidation & Exam):

    Monday – Thursday        08:00 – 22:00

    Friday                                08:00 – 17:00

    Saturday                           09:00 – 17:00

    Sunday                              09:00 – 17:00

     The 24/7 study spaces in Hlanganani, Knowledge Commons, Impilo Junction and Law will be in operation when the respective libraries are closed.

    Vacation hours will be in effect as of Thursday 13 June.