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The Health Sciences Library serves all the divisions and departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Black and white photo ofthe outside of the Medical School library in 1954
The History of Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library, the first university medical library in South Africa, came into being in 1912 with the establishment of the Medical School of the South African College. On 1 July 2020, the Health Sciences Library was officially renamed to Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library to acknowledge and celebrate the vision, impact and influence of the late Prof Bongani Mayosi on the health sciences academic endeavours and students of the University of Cape Town. Visit the Bongani Mayosi Legacy Project