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November 09
JS Gericke Library open again

​Due to the NEHAWU mass meeting on the Rooiplein the JS Gericke Library closed at 11:45. The library is now open again.

October 29
Library changes technology behind search function

​The Library and Information Service continues to strive to harness the best in search technology to provide cutting-edge access to our entire collection of information resources.

On Wednesday 28 October the technology behind our search portal was upgraded to WorldCat Discovery Services which provides web access to the world’s richest database for the discovery of materials held in your library, and that of the world.  Additional content are added, and improvements made, to WorldCat Discovery Services on a monthly basis. The new platform employs responsive web design to recognise mobile devices and adapt accordingly.

For more information or queries about WorldCat Discovery Services, contact Natasja Malherbe at 021 808 2845 or e-mail nmalherbe@sun.ac.za

October 29
Sunday hours & extended semester hours

​Need a quiet space to study on Sundays?  The JS Gericke Library will again be open this Sunday, 1 November, from 10:00 to 16:30.  Use this opportunity to be well-prepared for your exams!

Sunday opening hours at the JS Gericke Library have been extended by a week to accommodate the postponement of the start of the exams.  The JS Gericke Library will thus be open on the following Sundays in November: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. 

The Library and Information Service wishes students every success in their exams.

With the extension of the academic semester by a week, the Library and Information Service will provide semester hours of service up to and including Tuesday 24 November.

For the hours of service of all libraries please click on the link.

October 21
Map exhibition

​The Africana Section of the JS Gericke Library exhibits extraordinary books and maps from 21 October until the end of November as part of the (IMCoS) International Map Collectors Society's annual symposium taking place in Cape Town this year. Items re cartography and exploration between 1580 and 1830 are on display.

October 21
Student assistant (Special Collections, JS Gericke Library) required for 2016


The Special Collections division in the JS Gericke Library requires the services of a student assistant for 2016.

Working hours: 12 hours per working week (Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30), arranged according to the availability of the successful candidate.

•    General administrative duties
•    Sorting and physical maintenance of document collections

•    Accuracy
•    Computer skills
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Communication skills in both English and Afrikaans

Interest in and knowledge of South African History and Afrikaans Literature.
At post-graduate level in a suitable course of study with little regular class attendance.

Commencement:  1 February 2016
Closing date for applications:  30 October 2015
Enquiries: Mrs Lynne Fourie at (021) 808 4881 or e-mail: lf2@sun.ac.za.

Please send a complete Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to Mrs Lynne Fourie, Special Collections, JS Gericke Library. Applications can be handed in at the Special Collections Division, room 1065, in the JS Gericke Library or e-mailed to lf2@sun.ac.za or faxed to (021) 808 3723.

October 15
International Dictionary Day, 16 October

​International Dictionary Day is celebrated on 16 October. SU staff and students have daily, free access to the best online dictionaries in the world.  See library home page - SEARCH dropdown  > E-reference > Language dictionaries.

Read more

October 14
Vacancy: Head - Special Collections, JS Gericke Library

​​A vacancy for HEAD: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, JS GERICKE LIBRARY is currently available in the Library and Information Service.


Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers.
Closing date: 26 October 2015.

October 14
Vacancy: Library Assistant B, Music Library

​A vacancy for LIBRARY ASSISTANT B: MUSIC LIBRARY is currently available in the Library and Information Service. 


Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies
Closing date: 26 October 2015

October 12
Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert's legacy now accessible to all

​A collection of over 4000 items belonging to the late Dr Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, giving tremendous insight into the mind of a man that is often described as one of the creators of our democracy, was officially made accessible to the public at the JS Gericke Library of Stellenbosch University 7 October 2015. Read more

October 12
Book sale

​The Library and Information Service will hold a book sale from 14-16 October 2015.  The sale will take place on the lower level of the JS Gericke Library. Book prices will range from R10 and upwards. All available subject areas will be covered.  Bound copies of the London Times, from the 1980’s, will be on sale.  Please contact Niel Hendriksz at nh@sun.ac.za for further details.​

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