date for the submission of theses/dissertations for the December 2020
graduation is 2 December 2020.
electronic submission needs to be finalised by 2 December 2020 (before
midnight). Any theses/dissertations not submitted before the cut-off date
will have to be submitted next year for the March 2021 graduation.
For more information on the
submission procedure, please see the Library homepage > Help > Thesis/dissertation submission.
Enquiries & help: Tel: +27 21 808 9139 / 9046 |
From 12 October the Stellenbosch University (SU) Library building will be available for up to 100 clients at a time to use computers and spaces for study and research. Clients are also more than welcome to bring their own devices to the library.
From 13 October clients may also use the library's online booking system to book to browse for books in the SU Library. Clients who are interested in utilising this option must place a booking 24 hours in advance of the desired time. The relevant Faculty Librarian will then contact the client to explain the relevant procedures. Please note that Monday bookings must be verified on the previous Friday.
To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the total number of clients allowed in the library will be monitored. Clients are therefore required to book time slots via the library's online booking system. Bookings can be made within the library opening times of Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 16:00. The available timeslots are:
- 8:00 – 11:45- 12:00 – 15:45
The following spaces are available for bookings:
- Learning Commons- Research Commons- Library upper level open area- Library upper level desktop computer area- Special Collections- Law section
Clients who book a visit to the library must comply with COVID-19 safety measures. This ensures the safety of library staff and clients.
We look forward to seeing our clients back in the library, using the available computers and spaces for study and research purposes.
A vacancy for Manager: Learning and Training exists in the Library and Information Service.To apply, please see: Manager: Learning and TrainingClosing date for applications: 11 October 2020
Please take note that the SU Library will be closed on 2 October 2020 from 08:00 – 10:30, as all library staff will attend a personnel meeting. Services will resume at 10:30. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this arrangement.
The libraries of the Library and Information Service will be closed on Thursday 24 September which is a public holiday.
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The Library and Information Service is pleased to inform clients that the Bellville Park Campus Library (USBL) re-opens from Tuesday 8 September 2020 after five months of lockdown. Read here for all the details of how to book a visit to this library. The USBL hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00. Covid-19 regulations are in place to ensure the safety of clients and library staff.
Please take note that the SU Library will be closed on 9
September 2020 from 08:00 – 10:30, as all library staff will attend a personnel
meeting. Services will resume at 10:30. Apologies for any inconvenience caused
by this arrangement.
Participation in the annual Research Week of the Library and Information Service of Stellenbosch University (SU) far exceeded expectations. Some 1 309 library clients registered for the 12 online sessions on offer from 24-28 August, whilst 802 attendees joined the webinars live. It was a first for the Library to present Research Week in an online format.
At the launch of the Week, Professor Eugene Cloete commended the library for pressing forward to hold the event online and said that this was a reflection of a “world class library and information service with world class facilities for researchers".
Guest speaker, Dr Balindiwe Sishi, shared The journey through my eyes to attaining her PhD, including her personal challenges. Dr Sishi stated that her struggles taught her the importance of having a plan B in life. “[D]o the best you can with what you have. Do not focus on the door that is closed but on the one that is open", she said. She advised emerging researchers to find good mentors, collaborate, choose important and fascinating topics, and to focus on achieving their goals.
Presentations during the rest of Research Week skilled participants in conducting efficient literature and systematic reviews, scholarly writing skills, proper referencing and avoiding plagiarism, dealing with stress as well as making optimal use of some of the library's subscription databases.
Presenters from the library, as well as other SU support divisions had the opportunity to showcase the support services on offer and provided useful guidance to the participants.
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599