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Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Gardens

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Hiddingh Hall Library Guide

A guide for Drama, Art History and Fine Art students to find new books, databases, journals and other subject-specific resources.

Visit Guide   New Books Drama   Fine Art   Art History  

The architectural plans of the South African College's Hiddingh Memorial Hall building, drawn up by the architectural form of Kendall and Baker, 1910.

Using the Library

Subject Librarians

From referencing, and searching skills to finding databases, our subject experts are a click away.

Inside Hiddingh Hall Library

The physical collection comprises approximately 30 000 books, 1 500 videos, and current print journals. Facilities include PCs, Macs, wireless network, printers, photocopiers and scanners, a viewing room and access to UCT Libraries approximately 70 000 journals and 200 research databases. The library staff are keen to assist you with any queries that you may have related to Art and Drama.

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Our History

Hiddingh Hall Library became the University of Cape Town’s first purpose built Library in 1911. The building was designed by the firm of Sir Herbert Baker, whose architectural plans are housed in UCT Libraries Special Collections. Learn more

Black and white photo of Hiddingh Hall library