The collection of official government publications of the SU Library and Information Service consists mainly of publications by the South African government as well as by some of the nine provincial governments. A number of older publications by a few of South Africa’s neighbouring countries are also included in the collection.
Government publications cover a vast range of material and subjects and much of the information it entails is essential to students and researchers in any subject field.
The collection is housed on the upper level of the JS Gericke Library and forms part of the Library’s Information Services Division.
Government publications are NOT available for loan. Photocopying of documents dated later than 1960 is allowed. Photocopying of documents dated from 1910 to 1959 will be allowed at the librarian’s discretion. Photocopying of documents dated earlier than 1910 is not allowed.
Although this collection may be accessed at all times during library hours, a specialised service is only available during normal office hours (8:00-16:30). Please contact the librarian for Government Publications for an appointment.
Information searches are performed, free of charge by the faculty librarians for all staff members, registered students and prospective postgraduate students of the University. You are encouraged to make an appointment as staff of the Information Services Division are not readily available at all times.