Monday -Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 12:30
Winter Recess (Jun/Jul) & Summer Recess (Dec/Jan):
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Please note from 17:00 - 20:00 Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays during Terms the Library is staffed by student assistants.
Salomé Potgieter - Principal Librarian Sciences
Darly Ndlovu - Senior Library Assistant
Ntombi Nkutha - Library Assistant
Christopher Mafika - Library Assistant
Brian Sithole - Clerical Assistant
Msele Masole - Clerical Assistant
Situated in the basement of the Oppenheimer Life Sciences Building, East Campus. Biophy is the scientific library and covers the following schools: Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences (APES), Chemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) and Physics.
Biophy Library holds approximately 60,000 journal volumes and 25 thousand books. More than 600 journals are received both in print and online.
A Special collection, the Paine Collection (History of Physics), is housed in the BioPhy Library.
Bound Journals from 1992 - the present are housed in the Library.
Journals from 1976 - 1991 are kept at the compactus (moveable shelving) at the back of the Library, downstairs.
Bound journals can be borrowed for 3 days , unbound current journals can be borrowed for 1 day.
Overnight books are issued out at 12:00 midday and MUST be returned the following day before 9:30am.
Books can be renewed over telephone except Overnight books by telephone 011 7171960, There is a book return box close to the library main entrance where items can be returned at any time.