Health Sciences Library News

Read the latest news from the Health Science Library. 

Early Closure of Health Sciences Library on Monday 30 July 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 13:00

Due to the evening vigil taking place for the late Professor Bongani Mayosi, the Health Sciences Library will close at 17h00 today, Monday 30 July.

New Research Series at Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 09:00

Health Sciences Library will be running a Research Series starting on 21 September 2018 and will run until November. The sessions will be most applicable to postgraduate students, their supervisors and academics.

Bongani Mayosi: a humble man of many talents
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:15

UCT Libraries reflects on Professor Bongani Mayosi's life of purpose through a timeline of celebrated achievements in his academic and research career.

Primo takes off!
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:45

Primo and #PrimoOnTheGo was launched at the Main Library foyer on Wednesday as curious passers-by got to enter lucky draws, eat cupcakes and have their pressing Primo questions answered.

UPDATE: Problems with Google Scholar via EZProxy
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:00

Kindly note that a workaround to the Google Scholar issue has been implemented and off-campus users are encouraged to go to The Libraries websites and EZProxy has been updated.

Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 00:00

The renovation included the creation of an all-important 24/7 study venue within the library. The resultant space, named the Impilo Junction, seats 60 students.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 15:00


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

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.