Postgraduate students & staff

Information services and training

To avoid disappointment, registered students at the Bellville Campus are encouraged to make appointments for assistance of library instruction. Phone us on 021 9184271 or e-mail our faculty librarian.

After hours: Use Ask a Librarian for questions of use the help yourself pages.

Literature searches

Contact Judy Williams for  assistance with literature searching on your thesis topic.


Training sessions in the use of library resources are provided to postgraduate student.

Request a training session from, Henriëtte Swart and Judy Williams for:

  • hands-on training in finding literature on a specific topic;

  • training in the use of specific information tools, such as MarketLine and RefWorks.

On campus and off-campus access

Visit the library online from elswhere on campus, or off-campus by signing in with your own SU campus Username and Password. 

Reserve a room

For group discussions and break-away sessions book a room here

Document delivery for off-campus student

The library does not dispatch books to clients.  Students have to arrange with a courier service to collect the books at USBI (for their own account).


Questions or problems? Please contact Alma Coertzen.

Interlibrary loans

Use the interlibrary loan request service to locate a document/reference not available in any of the libraries of the SU Library and Information Service.

Please consult the E- journals A-Z  list before submitting a request.  

Recommend new books

Assist the library in building a dynamic collection by recommending a new book title and send this to Henriëtte Swart.

Lending privileges

Postgraduate students and staff of SU are automatically members of all libraries of the SU Library and Information Service.  Physical access to these libraries and lending privileges are allowd by means of a SU student  or staff card.

Loans: 15 books for 4 weeks.  Two renewals are allowed per item. However, if an item has been reserved by another client no renewals will be allowed.

Loan period for short loans: overnight or over a weekend.
For more information on services for postgraduates, follow the appropriate user guide