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WHSL Academic Staff Guide at the Faculty of Health Sciences: Library Services

Useful information about WHSL and its services and Faculty of Health Sciences for academic staff members

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.

Library links

Discovery tool: Search for library materials and digital content

This search tool allows you to find content from the library catalogue, all the library’s databases, journals, ebooks, the institutional repository WIReDSpace, and unique digital collections only available in the Wits library.

 Advanced Search    Find e-books & e-journals     LibGuides     e-Wits Catalogue

Hands-on help

If you need hand-on help, please call in person at the Information Desk behind the circulation (reception) area in WHSL, or phone 011 717 2348. 


The Appendix (New WHSL Acquisitions)

WHSL sends out electronic lists of new acquisitions (books, journals and databases) periodically throughout the year. If you would like to be added to this electronic list, please send an e-mail to Mr Emmanuel Mphago. New print books are displayed  in the display cabinets next to the reception desk and may be borrowed after the display period has ended. If you not sure how to place a book on hold Ask a Librarian OR

Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library

7 York Road





Tel: 011 717-2348

Library Book Budget

In practice, very few print books are bought at WHSL. In 2014, the Library has been allocated no funds for print books. Most of WHSL's book acquisitions are therefore electronic and aimed at the undergraduate population. Some postgraduate clinical medicine textbooks are available full text via services such as Clinical Key.