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WHSL New Students' Guide: Welcome

A guide to the use of the Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library for new students

WHSL Staff




Witwatersrand Health Sciences Librarian
Devind Peter

Deputy Health Sciences Librarian

Khosi Mathole

Librarian: E-Resources


Librarian: Cataloguing & Research Support

 Emmanuel Mphago

Librarian: Collection Development


Librarian: Teaching & Learning Support


Librarian: Postgraduate Support


Snr Library Assistant: Baragwanath Branch 


Snr Library Assistant: Inter-Library Loans

Puleng Khampepe

 Snr Library Assistant: Research Support

Nonhlanhla Hlongwane  

Library Assistant: Journals & Finance


Senior Library Assistant: Reception & Digitisation


Clerical Assistant: Photocopying

Patience Kamagate

Library Assistant

Molly Ncalo

Clerical Assistant

Library hours

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 eResources available 24/7

                                         Enquiries/Queries:  0117172348

1 December 2023 - 15 January 2024


Monday  09h00-17h00
Tuesday 09h00-17h00
Wednesday 09h00-17h00
Thursday    09h00-17h00
Friday 09h00-17h00
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday   CLOSED


Chris Hani Baragwanath Library   

effective until  January 2024

 Monday       CLOSED

Tuesday       CLOSED

Wednesday   CLOSED

Thursday      CLOSED

Friday           CLOSED

WHEN CLOSED  ENQUIRIES  email: or Tel. 0117172348 

Please read notice boards in the library for changes to library hours.

Welcome to Wits!

A very warm welcome to Wits University, and in particular, to the Faculty of Health Sciences. We hope that your years of study will be productive and rewarding, and that you will find the Library at the Medical School (the Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library or WHSL for short) a warm and inviting place to explore new information and to study for your exams, as well as discuss your projects with your co-students.

Few rules to note;

  • Do not bring food and drinks in the library.
  • Always return books on or before the date stamped on the return date slip at the back of the book.
  • If you reach a maximum amount of R30.00 in fines, you will not be allowed to take out any library material.
  • No cash can be taken in payment for fines. Please load money onto your student card to pay for fines.
  • WHSL is a silent study library. Please respect fellow students by not making noise at the study areas. Postgraduate students also study in WHSL, and get very angry if they are disturbed. 

Angry patron 

Note: You may only use your cell phone in WHSL in designated areas. These include the Discussion Room and the area next to the issue desk.  Cell phone use in other Wits Libraries is not permitted.

Student Self Service Online

The link below will provide you with information about "MyWits" - an online student self service including student email, WIFI hot spots, e-Learning, and password self service.

Can't Find What You're Looking for in This Guide?

If you need any assistance regarding library use, books, journals or general information visit the information desk at the library from 09H00 - 16H00 during week days. .

Let us know what you need so we can add it to the Guide by contacting or ask the Librarian on duty at the Information Desk.

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