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The Wits Library receives queries on a fairly regular basis. We hope the following lists of Questions & Answers will be of assistance
FAQ for Library Access and Borrowing
Can I access the library without a student/staff card? How do I create a Library Pin? How many books am I allowed to borrow as first year student? I cannot remember my library login details. Can you help me? What is the purpose of library pin? Where can I set up university e-mails? How much are the library fines and how do I pay them? Will I be blocked if I do not pay fines? How do I get access to the Library as a Wits Alumni? Are visiting researchers allowed to use the Library? Does Wits allow external students access to the Library?
FAQ for Library Resources
As a Masters student, how do I get hold of material that the library does not have? How can I tell if an article in library search comes from a peer reviewed/scholarly journal? How do I download electronic resources from home e.g. databases How do I search for e-books? How do I search for e-journals? Is there quiet space in the library that I can use as a PG student or satff to work on my research? What can I do if the book/item is checked out?
How do I download EBSCO e-book from my mobile device? I submitted my dissertation to my Faculty but I have not yet received a link for my dissertation on the online repository nor can I find my dissertation on WIRedSpace either
How do I Access Past Exam Papers
FAQ for Training
I am struggling to find relevant information for my assignment, please assist I am a post graduate student and I need assistance on Referencing I want to know more about Plagiarism, copyright and TurnItin I have been searching for articles for my research proposal. I do not think I am doing the right thing Are students allowed to visit the Librarian for a training without being sent by the lecturer? How do I get my name added into the Post graduate list? I seem to miss out on PG trainings
FAQ for Computing/Printing/Photocopying/Scanning
Do I get charged for scanning to my e-mail? Which computers can I print from? Where do I add money to my student card? Where do I pick up my printouts? Does the library have a colour printer? Can I duplex (double-sided) print in the library?