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Human and Community Development/: Library Services

Psychology is one of the Department within the School of Human and Community Development of the Faculty of Humanities

Borrowing Privileges

  • The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Libraries allows University faculty, staff and students to borrow its materials on a loan period basis
  • Borrowing privileges are also extended to Wits Alumni
  • External students from other Universities as per the Chelsa agreement
  • Visiting researchers to the University

Library Service Hours



Academic Term

Mondays to Fridays  OPEN

Saturdays                  CLOSED

Sundays                    CLOSED

Vacation hours

Mondays to Fridays OPEN






Mondays to Fridays                 08:00 -17:00

Weekends                                Closed

Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 17:00

Knowledge Commons 1 and 2

Wartenweiler Library (WWL) has two Knowledge Commons (KC). One on the first floor (KC1) and the other on the second floor (KC2).

  • KC1 is a ten  and KC2  is seven seater workstation. Each workstation accommodates six Library patrons
  • Both KCs are fully operational throughout Library opening hours
  • Access to the KCs is through a controlled register which is kept by student assistants
  • Library patrons may not walk around to the workstations looking for  a vacant seat, but should remain seated in the waiting area until directed by student assistants to a vacant workstation
  • KCs are used for searching academic information, emails and research related activities
  • Chat rooms are closely monitored by students assistants to ensure that Library patrons do not spend long periods on the computer and deprive others the chance to search
  • Library patrons are assisted to insert peripheral devices such as disks and USB correctly
  • Downloading of Music and changing of any settings such as screen savers is not permitted in KCs