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African Literature: Library Services

A simple, but not exhaustive compilation of useful information on African Literature.

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Loan Period

Loan Period

Status of user No. 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
Wits Health Sciences Library Number of items according to user status as above 14 days for all items, all users, except for short loans
Most corporate users 2 7
Most permit holders 2 7
  • The number of items is the total of items of all kinds on loan at any one time from one or more libraries.
  • Only 3 overnight items may be taken on any one night.
  • Eight (8) additional loan items for scores are allowed to staff and students in the School of Music.
  • The loan conditions for journals vary from branch to branch.

Library Hours


First, Second, Third & Fourth teaching blocks

Monday - Friday

8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays -  CLOSED         


Mid-year and year end breaks

Monday - Friday   

8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday  & Public Holidays -  CLOSED