Postgraduates & researchers


Visit the library and use its electronic resources online from elsewhere on campus as well as off campus by signing in with a SU campus username & password.

Physical access to the library is obtained by means of a SU staff or student identity card.

Off-Campus Document Delivery

Sign up for the off-campus document delivery service.


Request tailor-made training in the use of information resources of the Library and Information Service.

Literature searching

Postgraduate students and researchers may make an appointment​ for specialised assistance with information searches or when writing a systematic review..

RSS feeds

Assistance in setting up RSS feeds to ensure postgraduates and researchers keep track of new resources and developments in a specific field.

Make an appointment to avoid disappointment.


How can I keep track of citations to my articles, see the influence and visibility of recent articles?

Use Google Scholar Citations & Google Scholar metrics as well as other research management tools.


Postgraduate students of SU are automatically members of all libraries of the SU Library and Information Service and have lending privileges.

Access to these libraries and to lending privileges are by means of a SU staff or student card. 

  • Loans: 15 items

  • Loan period for books: 4 weeks 

  • Loan period for prescribed textbooks, journals from 2000+, CDs and DVDs: 3 days

  • Loan period for short loan items: overnight or over a weekend

  • Two renewals are allowed, unless these loans have been reserved by another user. Renew items online by means of My Account, as well as by e-mail, by phoning on 021 938 9492 or by visiting the library. Please note: No online renewals are allowed when items are overdue; please return to the library.