What is the Library Learning Lounge?

The Library Learning Lounge is a modern study space open to students inside Chris Hani Building, repurposed as a contemporary learning space.


Many students on laptops seated at a long table inside main study space of the Library Learning Lounge, Chris Hani Building

Main study space

The open floor plan seats 70 people and has zones for collaborative and individual study needs, with an acoustic ceiling to dampen noise. Be greeted by comfy study pods, footrests and leisure areas to focus or relax.

Student on laptop seated front of the long table in the training room, LLL @ Chris Hani

Training Room

The training room seats 14 people and has two whiteboards for brainstorming your next project or for meet-ups. 

Orange chair and foot rest with side table located in the corner of the Research Commons, Chris Hani Building

Research Commons

The Research Commons seats 10 people and is reserved for Masters and PhD students from the Science faculty. Please email simone.hansen@uct.ac.za for access-related queries. All other Masters & PhD students are welcome to use the Research Commons in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.


Chris Hani Building, Level 4, University Avenue North, Upper Campus


From University Avenue, start walking north towards the end of the road. Chris Hani Building will be on your left after the John Day Building.

 Wheelchair-friendly access is available via lift and ramp inside the Chris Hani Building.