Skip to main content

Science - Biophy Library: Home

BioPhysical Sciences Library

Library Hours

During Term:

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.

eWits Catalogue

more search options

Biological & Physical Sciences Library

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.




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