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Earth Sciences and Mathematics Library

Geomaths Library

Serving the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, School of Geosciences, School of Mathematics and the School of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences.




The GeoMaths Library is open again.

Library hours: 8h00-17h00, Mondays - Fridays. 

 Onsite services: 

Study space - in order to adhere to social distancing regulations, a monitored limited number of students will be allowed to be seated inside the libraries. 

  • Student PCs (allowing social distancing) 
  • Printing- & photocopying facilities 
  • Book returns - users are requested to use the book return drop boxes outside the libraries when returning books 
  • Borrowing of books  
    • Access to shelves is allowed. 

Opening Hours



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

07h00 - 18h00
09h00 - 18h00




07h00 - 17h00



  April, mid-year and year end breaks

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

07h00 - 17h00
09h00 - 17h00




07h00 - 17h00




 Winter Vacation/Study/Research Break, 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  08h00-17h00

Wednesday                             09h00-17h00

Friday                                      08h00-17h00

Saturday                                  Closed               



  • Books
    The status of the user determines the loan periods for books in all libraries, unless these are coded non-circulating, in-library, one day, three-day or overnight.
  • Overnight Loans

            Monday - Thursday:    12h00 to 9h30 the following morning

            Friday:                           12h00 to 9h30 on Monday morning


  •       Journals

               Unbound: 1 - day loan

               Bound:      3 - day loan

Loan Periods
User Group Location Items allowed to take Days  
Undergraduate Student Open Shelf 6 7  
Postgraduate / Honours Open Shelf 8 2 weeks  
Postgraduate / Masters, Phd Open Shelf 12

1 month


Staff Open Shelf 20 45 days  


Featured Librarian

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Rachel Louis
GeoMaths Library,
Senate House Basement.
Tel: (011) 717-1967

Meet the Staff

Winnie Mekgwe - Senior Library Assistant

Manini Nkutha - Library Assistant

Zanele Brandt - Library Assistant

Vongani Mlambo - General Clerk

Busi Mhlanga - General Clerk

Geomaths Circulation Desk 0117171966