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Our Wits Libraries (Excluding Education Library) Are Now Open From 9 To 4pm Monday To Friday

Our Wits Libraries (excluding education library) are now open from 9 to 4pm Monday to Friday.

 Please be aware that Covid compliance rules are in place with strict observance at all times.  No mask no entry. Limited socially distanced study space in line with limited numbers allowed.

No group discussions – discussion rooms are closed. Copy and print services are available.  We continue to support a full online query service.

Opening of Commerce Library

Commerce Library will re-open on Monday 21st September 2020

Commerce Library will open Monday 21 September. Hours 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Weekends closed.

Limited access ; maximum 50 users at any given time. Copy and print services available. Limited socially distanced study space in line with limited numbers allowed. No group discussions - discussion rooms closed. Covid compliance rules in place - strict observance at all times. Full online query service remains available.
For further enquiries contact
Cathy Dryden : Catherine.dryden(at)
Kedibone Moagi : Kedibone.moagi(at)
Xoliswa Hobo : Xoliswa.hobo(at)

Wits Health Sciences Library Opens to Medical Students and Staff

Wits Health Sciences Library opens for Level 2 Access

Wits Health Sciences Library has opened its doors offering a limited service to Faculty of Health Sciences Staff and Students between 09h00-16h00  Monday to Friday.  All Covid-19 compliance regulations are in place which includes the limited number of 50 users in the library at any given time.  Borrowing of print material  is by a Library Staff " fetch and issue service only". No browsing of shelves allowed. Limited access to printing/photocopying machines. Social distanced individual study space. No group discussions allowed so discussion room facilities are locked. Library Computer facilities are not available at present.

Enquiries 0117172348  or email devind.peter(at)



The Library will start offering limited services with effect from 9th June with the minimal staffing numbers permitted.

  • During this period the library will still continue to offer online support.
  • Book Loans during revised working hours: by appointment or through email and telephone communications to begin with. Contact details are being  posted on Branch Library LibGuides and through notices.
  • All book loans remain extended but those coming onto campus can make use of book drop boxes to return books at the Libraries where they borrowed these.  These loans will continue to show against borrower names until the book returns are captured and cleared on the Library system.
  • Historical Papers will be offering a limited service, which includes: telephonic or email based guidance through our online platforms; verification of requests relating to our archival collections; very limited scanning and document provision by email of archival documents where possible.

 We regret that we are unable to offer browsing in the library or seating spaces to study during the current lockdown period.

These service limitations are necessary for us to complete the remaining tasks to achieve compliance and give effect to the University pronouncement that “The wellbeing and safety of our students and staff is paramount and it will take our collective effort, courage and determination to keep the coronavirus at bay.”

Covid - 19 Library Service Announcement

Covid - 19 Library Service Announcement 16 March 2020

Please note that Library fines will be suspended as of 16 March 2020 until further notice. Patrons who have items on their accounts will not be fined for overdue items during this time. All library clients are advised to continue using online resources and services as much as possible. Should you need assistance with your PIN to access these, please contact your librarian.

24-hour Reading Room, Engineering Library, Chamber of Mines Building

Opening of the new 24-hour Reading Room in the Engineering Library

The Engineering library in the Chamber of Mines building will be opening a 24-hour Reading Room facility on 3 February 2020. The area will remain open when the library closes and is accessible via the atrium area in the building. The 24-hour Reading room offers:

  • access to all Wits staff and students
  • seating space for 45 people
  • network, power points and Wi-Fi
  • one photocopying/printing/scanner
  • seating space for individual study or 4-6 seater tables
  • provision for wheelchair access
  • and security cameras for a safe and secure environment.

For more information please contact the Engineering library at (011) 717-1970 or email: Vongani.Mlambo(at)

Graduate Academic Success Programme (GASP 2020)

Advertising Wits Postgraduate support initiatives, throughout the year 2020.

Download the full year Graduate Academic Success Programme (GASP 2020)

Workshops take place between February through to November each year - Some workshops are repeated in 2020 but not all. 
Programme changes can happen suddenly due to emergencies - please check workshop dates and times before you set out. This can be checked on the website.
Please book for your workshops and please cancel if you cannot make it. 
If it requires an RSVP, please send a direct email to the person's name listed therein. Any other queries can be sent to Lucille.mooragan(at) Tel +27 11 7171156