Health Sciences Library News

Read the latest news from the Health Science Library. 

UCT Libraries Closed on 9 August
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 08:30

UCT Libraries will be closed for Women's Day on the 9th of August 2017. The Hlanganani 24/7 study space will be available for use during this time.

Health Sciences Library Renovations
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:00

construction work in the library
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 09:45

Health Sciences Library 24/7 Building project notification


Construction has started and the temporary entrance/exit is now operational via the bridge.

Health Sciences Library closed on Saturday 3 February
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 13:00

Health Sciences Library will be closed on Saturday 3 February due to a power shutdown related to the building project. Please use the Main Library - Opening hours: 09:00-17:00

Hours of Opening from Monday 15 January 2018:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 14:00


Mon - Thurs: 08h30 - 22h00

Fri: 08h30 - 18h00

Sat: 08h30 - 12h30

Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities in the US
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:45

Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities in the US

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program has been established at the University of Cape Town in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the US. The Program is funded by a 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

EndNote Training Sessions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:00

Please join us for two lunchtime introductory EndNote sessions at the Health Sciences Library:

EndNote (Windows)
Date: Tuesday, 22 August
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Venue: Health Sciences Library, Training Room (level 8)

Fagan’s Fêted Open Access Book
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:30

Professor Johannes Fagan’s acclaimed surgical encyclopaedia Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery, which has been published online and accessed for free by doctors and students the world over, was named best Open Book in the International 2017 Open Educational Resources & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence. Fagan, of UCT’s Division of Otorhinolaryngology, will receive the award on 9 March.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:30

Preparing for exams? Don’t forget that many important textbooks are available online. See our library guide for instructions on how to access the ebooks.

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi, New HOD for Medicine
New HOD for Medicine, Dr Ntobeko Ntusi
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:45

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi has been appointed as the new Head of the Department (HOD) of Medicine, from November 2016.  Dr Ntusi replaces Professor Bongani Mayosi, who is Dean designate for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Health Sciences Research in UR@UCT
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:00

The latest issue of UR@UCT contains articles highlighting some of the research presented by undergraduates at the Faculty of Health Sciences annual Undergraduate Research Day 2015. 

UCT Library Access
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00

We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner.