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Engineering: Information: Library Services

This is your one stop gateway to information in Information Engineering. This includes Library Resources, links to websites, workshop details and contact details for support.

Library Services

e-Wits catalogue: search the Wits library holdings.

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PIN's, Proxy's and Passwords in the library: All you need to know.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR LIBRARY PIN (quick power point)

Create a library PIN to:

  • Access the library's online resources off campus.
  • Access your personal library account to view all items issued out to you.
  • Access your personal library account to renew items issued out to you.
  • Place a hold on a book which is issued out to another patron.
  • User the library's self check-out machine.

Interlibrary / Interbranch Loans

Interlibrary loans (ILL) is a service which supports and enhances the University Library collections when these fail to meet the needs of the University academic staff and postgraduate students. ILLs are transactions between the libraries of institutions to facilitate access to information which extends beyond that held by any individual library. This service is available to Postgraduate Students and Wits Staff. Contact details.

Interbranch loans are available to Staff only, and are for loans to/from Main Campus, Education  and Management Libraries only. This service in not for loans between Main Campus and branches on the East and West Campus.

Please note that you will need to have a library PIN to submit your requests online.

Exam Papers

Browse Exam Papers Online. This is not a complete collection of all Exam papers.

Submission of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The General Rules of the University requires every post-graduate student to submit two final, corrected copies of the dissertation or research report or thesis in a printed format as well as a final, corrected copy in electronic format.

Research Commons

The Research Commons provides quality services, expert help and seamless access to research information. It incorporates library services and computer technology and assistance, allowing Masters & PhD students and academic staff and researchers to pursue the entire research process in a supportive environment.