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Hiddingh Hall Library

 

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Hiddingh Hall LibGuide

A guide for Drama, Art History and Fine Art students.

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About the Library

The Hiddingh Hall Library serves the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performing Studies and the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Located in the heart of the Hiddingh Campus, we are here to help you make the best use of the library resources and the collection.

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History of Hiddingh Hall Library

In 1911 Hiddingh Hall Library became the University of Cape Town’s first purpose built Library. Today it is a branch library serving the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performing Studies and the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

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 e-journals and 200 electronic research databases. The library staff are keen to assist you with any queries that you may have related to Art and Drama.