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WHSL Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library: Home

Overview of Wits Health Sciences Libary and their services

Welcome to WHSL

The Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library (WHSL) was established in 1923 as the Witwatersrand Medical Library, to support the medical practitioners on the Witwatersrand. WHSL has incorporated the Dental Library collection since the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry merged to become the Faculty of Health Sciences. WHSL's primary mission is to support the teaching & learning and research activities of students and staff of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

Physical Address: 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

(Ground Floor, Medical School Building)

Telephone numbers:

WHSL General Enquiries & Information: +27 11 717 2348

CH Bara Branch Library: (Tuesday & Thursday only) +27 11 938 8994

Rudolf Geerling Medical Library (Tara) +27 11 935 3188 

Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH) &  Rahima Moosa Hospital Libraries are now "virtual" libraries and have remote access to WHSL's e-resources. Please go to the LibGuide: WHSL e-Resources in Health Care for a complete list of all WHSL's electronic books, databases, and journals. 

WHSL Staff



Boitumelo Masilo

Library Manager 
Devind Peter

Research Librarian 

Khosi Mathole

Librarian: Information Services

 Emmanuel Mphago

Librarian: Information Services

Puleng Khampepe

Library Assistant

Nonhlanhla Hlongwane  

Library Assistant

Molly Ncalo

LibrarIan: Information Services


Library hours

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 eResources available 24/7

                                         Enquiries/Queries:  0117172348


Monday  08h00-23h00
Tuesday 08h00-23h00
Wednesday 08h00-23h00
Thursday    08h00-23h00
Friday 08h00-18h00
Saturday 08h30-17h00
Sunday   14h00-20h00



Chris Hani Baragwanath Library   

 Monday       CLOSED

Tuesday       08h00-16h00

Wednesday   CLOSED

Thursday      08h00-16h00

Friday           CLOSED

WHEN CLOSED  ENQUIRIES  Tel. 0117172348 

Please read notice boards in the library for changes to library hours.

Where to find us