The Education Library supports the activities of the Wits School of Education and therefore maintains a strong print collection in the field of education. All subjects taught at primary school are also covered, as are most high school subjects. The Library also has a large collection of children’s fiction and non-fiction. Light fiction is also stocked.
Education Library Updates March - May 2020
We have recently released a link called Quick Self Help Information Links and is available at the following url: https://www.wits.ac.za/library/quick-self-help-information-links/
Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak.
Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased.
We recommend a Laptop/Desktop computer with Google Chrome for the best viewing experience. Textbook content is read only and cannot be downloaded.
Free access is available until the end of May 2020.
There are also free textbooks available on the following website:
Please look at the Wits Library web page for more of these offers in the future.
HOURS DURING TERM AND STUDY BREAKS
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 23:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:00
HOURS DURING WINTER AND SUMMER VACATIONS
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 17:00
LOAN PERIODS AND QUOTAS FOR PRINT BOOKS
Undergraduates 6 books for 7 days, extendable over teaching practice
Honours & 4th Years 8 books for 14 days
Masters 12 books for 30 days
PhD 15 books for 30 days
Staff 30 books for 45 days
Books may be renewed twice unless needed by another patron. Renewals may be done from home at https://innopac.wits.ac.za/patroninfo~S0, or by phoning 011-717-3242.
Reserve and Reference materials are for in-library use only.
Fines are charged at 50c per day for books from the open shelves; R2 per hour for Reserve items; and R1 per day for three-day loan items and journals. Fines are paid electronically. Overdue notices are sent automatically to your Wits e-mail address.
By clicking on REQUEST in the e-Wits Catalogue and following the prompts you can place a hold on a book. Upon its return you will be informed automatically by e-mail. The book will be kept aside for you at Counter for one week.
PAST EXAM PAPERS
Print versions of undergraduate and ACE papers from the last four years are kept at REF LB 2366 WIT. Online versions are at http://0-exams-archives.wits.ac.za.innopac.wits.ac.za/handle/123456789/82
DVDs and CDs may be borrowed – ask at the Counter.
The Library has 48 PCs for use by clients. When using Wits PCs, Staff and students need to log on under their own names and passwords. These are provided by CNS. The Library has wireless connectivity. Laptops and tablets can therefore link to the University network. To access the databases paid for by the University, patrons need Library PINs. These are easily self-allocated at https://innopac.wits.ac.za/patroninfo~S0 . The Library catalogue may also be accessed by means of smartphones.
PRINTERS-COPIERS-SCANNERS (MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES)
Black and white: 43c per single side of A4 copy, 77c double-sided. Colour: R2.98 per single side of A4 copy, R5.86 double-sided. Monies are deducted automatically from the patron’s account. Accounts are easily credited by feeding banknotes into the Kudu Bucks Terminal (KBT). The closest KBT is the one in Leseding Block. There is also one at Medical School.
Scanning to e-mail or to memory stick is free of charge.
KNOWLEDGE COMMONS (COMPUTER ROOM)
All patrons are invited to use this 36-PC facility. It is in the basement.
POST-GRADUATE READING ROOM
Honours, Master’s and Doctoral students are invited to use this room for quiet study. The room has three PCs with special facilities for disabled clients. PGs may use these.
We are on the Wits Education Campus, Parktown.
This was rebuilt and brought into use in July, 2015. Since December 2015 it is the only entrance to the campus.
LOCKDOWN PERIOD 2020
Please contact Alison for remote support:
Library Assistants at 011-717-3242:
Mr Mandla Masina email@example.com
Mr Tshifhiwa Ramuhulu firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Gremmah Mdakane email@example.com
Ms Alison Chisholm 011-717-3240 Alison.Chisholm@wits.ac.za