UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Wartenweiler Library

 

The Wartenweiler Library is situated one level below the Central Block, on the East Campus of the University. It serves primarily the Faculty of Humanities and houses the Library Administration, Library Computer Services and Technical Services departments as well as the Short Loan collection, the Reference collection, Interlibrary Loans department, the Multimedia Library, and the Education & Training department and Electronic Classroom.

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: : CONTACT

Main desk inquiries:
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1913/1914

Head, Main Desk and Short Loan Collection:
Nomasonto Mahlangu, Nomasonto.Mahlangu(at)wits.ac.za
Tel: 27 (0) 11 717-1926

Senior Librarian, Arts & Social Sciences:

Tel: 27 (0) 11 717-1912

Information and reference desk:
Joalane Mathe, jaolane.mathe(at)wits.ac.za
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1943

Journals Reading Room:
Deborah Zungu, nokuthula.zungu(at)wits.ac.za
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1935

MultiMedia Library:

Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1959

Library Administration inquiries:
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1902/1903
Fax: 29 (011) 403-1421

Postal address:

Wartenweiler Library
Private Bag X1,
P.O. Wits,
2050.

: : HOURS

  First, second & third teaching blocks:
  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 08h00 - 23h00
  Wednesday 09h00 - 23h00
On the first Wednesday of the month 10h30-23h00
  Friday 08h00 - 17h00
  Saturday 08h30 - 12h30
     
  June exam period & fourth teaching blocks:
  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 08h00 - 23h00
  Wednesday 09h00 - 23h00
On the first Wednesday of the month excluding June & November 10h30-23h00
  Friday 08h00 - 17h00
  Saturday 08h30 - 12h30
     
  Mid-year and year end breaks:
  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 08h00 -17h00
  Wednesday 09h00 - 17h00
On the first Wednesday of the month 10h30-17h00
  Saturday Closed


: : SHORT LOAN COLLECTION (at the Main Desk, Ground Floor)
(Location code: MAIN OVERNIGHT)

Monday 10h00 - 17h00
Tuesday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: Closed

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: : WARTENWEILER COLLECTIONS

Books:
Wartenweiler Library houses the loan and reference collection of the arts, humanities and social sciences. These include drama, fine arts, history, language and literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology. The reference collection is available for consultation on the 1st floor; general books are accessible on the open shelves on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

The Landau Library of Judaica and Hebraica and the Ernest Oppenheimer Portuguese collections have been relocated to the William Cullen Library.

Journals:
Bound volumes of current journals in these fields are housed in the Basement reading room and unbound current journals are available in the Journals Reading Room on the Ground Floor. Bound volumes of journals for which the Library no longer has a subscription are accessible in the basement of the William Cullen Library.

Media:
An extensive collection of videocassettes, audiobooks, records and CDs is housed in the MultiMedia Centre on the 2nd Floor.

The Main issue desk and the Short Loan (overnight) collection are situated on the Ground Floor of Wartenweiler and bound volumes of past exam papers are also available for photocopying.

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: : ADMISSION TO LIBRARIES

Book loans
The status of the user determines the loan periods for books in all libraries, unless these are coded non-circulating, in-library, three-day or overnight.

Services

A substantial multi-disciplinary collection of audiovisual and multimedia material is available to all users in the Multimedia Library on the second floor, Wartenweiler Library.

An extensive range of electronic resources, electronic databases and electronic journals is accessible through the Library web site. These include the eWits OPAC (the Library s online catalogue) and CDROM databases. Group training sessions on the use of these resources are offered by the Library s Education & Training section; individual assistance is always available from the branch librarians.
Click on these links for further information and access to services.

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: : SHORT LOAN COLLECTION
(location code: MAIN OVERNIGHT)

The Short Loan collection is situated behind the Main Desk on the Ground Floor. It houses recommended readings (books and photocopies) that are heavily in demand. These items are available only for overnight loan and in-library use, and are not available on open shelves. Users should ask for items at the Short Loan desk. Bookings can be made for all items.

Head, Main Desk and Short Loan collection:

Tel: 27 (0) 11 717-1926/5

Hours

Monday 10h00 - 17h00
Tuesday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: Closed

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: : REFERENCE COLLECTION
(location code: MAIN REF; MAIN ATLAS)

In 2003 the Reference collection moved from the William Cullen Library to the First Floor, Wartenweiler Library.

University of the Witwatersrand Theses (Location: CULLEN THESIS) remain accessible in the Ground Floor Reading Room, William Cullen.

Information and reference desk:
Joalane Mathe, jaolane.mathe(at)wits.ac.za
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1943
Fax: 27 (0)11 339-7559

Collection
The Quick Reference section houses dictionaries, encyclopaedias, directories, university calendars and yearbooks for easy access.

The general Reference section houses more detailed and specialist dictionaries and other reference works, a wide range of bibliographies, and volumes of indexes and abstracts of periodical literature, particularly in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and a number of electronic databases in addition to the electronic resources accessible through the Library web site.

Loans
Most material in the Reference collection is for in-library use only. Interlibrary Loans are available in various forms: please consult the Reference Librarian.

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: : MULTIMEDIA CENTRE
(location code: MULTIMEDIA)

The Multimedia Library is situated on the 2nd Floor. This comprises a large collection of videocassettes, audiobooks, records and CDs. Equipment and facilities are available for individual or group viewing: material is available for in-library use only for students, and overnight loan for staff.

MultiMedia inquiries:

Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1959

Hours

Monday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: Closed

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