Faculty librarians

What can I expect from the faculty librarians for Health Sciences in terms of assistance and support?

Additional to assistance and support in the effective use of library information resources, the following is provided:

  • Research support
  • Assistance with literature searches.
  • Information and document delivery, often directly to clients' computers.

  • Library training 

  • Collection development.

  • Direct and effective communication with clients regarding services, information resources, and other library matters.

See Services for more regarding specific services.

Faculty librarians for Health Sciences and their designated disciplines  

 Mrs Linda Bellairs  Tel.: +27 21 938 9365

Anaesthesiology, Bioethics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Health Professions Education,

Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Studies. 


Mrs Kay Jacobs  Tel.: +27 21 938 9450 (8:00-12:45, Monday to Friday)

Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Dermatology,

Family Medicine, Hematological Pathology, Internal Medicine,

Nuclear Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Radiation Oncology. 



Mrs Alvina Matthee  Tel.: +27 21 938 9367

Anatomy and Histology, Cardiology, Community Health,  Ear, Nose and Throat, 

Hyperbaric Medicine, Medical Virology,  Medical Microbiology, Ophthalmology,

Medical Physiology, Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy.


Mrs Ingrid van der Westhuizen Tel.: +27 21 938 9435

Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Human Nutrition,

Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,  Paediatrics, Pharmacology,

General Surgery, Urology, Ukwanda Rural Clinical School.