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Architecture & Built Environment Library: ARCHITECTURE & BUILT ENVIRONMENT LIBRARY

This Branch Library serves the Schools of Architecture & Planning, Construction Economics & Management

Architecture & Built Environment Library

The Architecture & Built Environment Library is located on the first floor of the John Moffat Building. Together with the Engineering Library, the  Architecture & BE Library serves primarily the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. The library is a small and designated library for study and research, which holds a good collection of books for the Built Environment. An Archives of Architectural & Planning drawings is underway and some of it can be viewed on  http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/5024

The Engineering Library Electronic Class room may be used for individual class sessions, presentations or workshops by staff. There are 16 networked PC  workstations, and one instructor's station with Netop Vision Teacher software. This system allows the instructor to control all the computers in the classroom from the instructor's station, including projecting any student workstation to everyone. The PC workstation monitor for the instructor can also be projected onto an Interactive screen.

COLLECTION:

An extensive range of print collections, electronic resources, electronic journals and electronic books is accessible through the Library web site. These include the eWits OPAC (the Library's online catalogue) and Electronic Theses and Databases. Group training sessions and individual assistance on the use of these resources are offered by the librarians. It is important to consult your subject specific libguides at http://libguides.wits.ac.za/browse.php for relevant resources.

ACCESS:

The Library is dedicated to serving the research and teaching needs of our Built Environment and students, as well as the larger university community. Admission to the Engineering library is automatically granted through the use of the Wits Staff or Student card. For alternative options to access the library go to the Library's Services webpage.

LIBRARY HOURS:

DURING TERM: CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS *CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS*
Monday 08h00 - 21h00
Tuesday 08h00 - 17h00
Wednesday 09h00 - 21h00
Thursday 08h00 - 17h00
Friday 08h00 - 17h00
Saturday 08h30 - 12h30
Sunday Closed

MID-YEAR AND YEAR END BREAKS
Monday 08h00 - 17h00
Tuesday 08h00 - 17h00
Wednesday 09h00 - 17h00
Thursday 08h00 - 17h00
Friday 08h00 - 17h00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

LOAN PERIODS:

The status of the user determines the loan periods for books in all libraries, unless these are coded non-circulating, in-library or three-day. For additional loan rules consult the Library's Loan Rule webpage.

STATUS NUMBER OF ITEMS ALLOWED

LOAN PERIOD (Days)

Undergraduates 6 7
4th Year and Honours Students 8 14
Masters Students 12 30
PhD Students 15 30
University Staff 30 45

SERVICES:

Renewals, bookings, fines and holds

Interlibrary Loans: Interlibrary loans (ILL) supports Library collections for University academic staff and postgraduate students. Online requests from Wits University staff and students may be made using the Interlibrary Loans web site. Alternatively, requests can be made by e-mail, fax, or on paper forms available from the ILL office, or any Branch Library. The more detailed the information supplied the more rapidly the item is likely to be supplied.

COMPUTING FACILITIES:

Computing facilities include 6 workstations. Access to the library's web site, online catalog, electronic resources and internet,  is provided. Wireless connectivity for laptops is available throughout the library. A limited number of data and power ports are also available in the library if needed.

PHOTOCOPYING / PRINTING / SCANNING:

There are 2 photocopiers in the Architecture library. Photocopiers operate on student, staff or permit cards at a cost of 38c per copy. Money can be deposited on student cards at any of the ICAM-machines available at various locations on campuses. After loading money on to your card, you only need to swipe your card through the card reader attached to a machine to enable you to make photocopies. We offer the use of one photocopier as a free scanning facility.  Scanned pages are converted to a pdf and can be e-mailed as an attachment. The Pay for Print facility allows printing from any or the library's PC workstations at 30c per page.

Contact Us

General Enquiries and Renewals:

(011) 717-1977

Staff:

Janie Johnson:  Architecture & Built Environment Librarian (011) 717-1978

Mabore Seshebe Library Assistant (011) 717-1977

PAST EXAM PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE LIBRARY WEBSITE

Library Photocopy Charges


Senate Library Committee approved the increase in photocopying charges in libraries from 25c to 38c for an A4 size page, with effect from 1st December 2013.


 

Visit Us

Visit the EBE Electronic Classroom

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