Reflections on the first anniversary of the Jagger Fire

Our Libraries ED shares her reflections on the one year anniversary of the Jagger Fire. Read more

A Tribute to the Human Spirit Exhibition
This physical exhibition on Plaza tells the story of salvage and recovery, what happened after the fire and how countless priceless shards of memory were rescued - curated by UCT Libraries.
Of Smoke & Ash Exhibition
Visit the Jagger Library Memorial Exhibition at Hiddingh Hall, curated by Dr. Duane Jethro and Jade Nair.
Launch of the Jagger Fire & Recovery Digital Collection
The Jagger Fire and Recovery Collection was launched on 20 April 2022. The collection aims to be a window into disaster recovery, managing communication and the human experience. The website will also become the new home to follow our journey to recovery.
Temporary access to Historical Databases

Following the devastating loss of some special collections at the Jagger Library, our vendors have generously provided temporary access to their historical databases spanning multiple subject disciplines. These databases also contain materials relating to Africa and African history. Explore the list of databases and ebooks

Message to our Donors

Please email our Special Collections Team on if you wish to query the current status of particular collections or those you have donated.