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.
Situated in the basement of the Oppenheimer Life Sciences (OLS) 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 print journal volumes and 25 thousand books. Some 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.
LIMITED SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM 9TH JUNE 2020
The Library will start offering limited on-campus services with effect from 9th June with the minimal staffing numbers permitted.
We regret that we are unable to offer browsing in the library or seating spaces to study during the current lock down 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.”
Naome Bopape - Senior Librarian
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