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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 will be closed until at least the 29th March as part of the university's effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Librarians will be working remotely and the below staff can be contacted should any assistance be needed:
Checking-out of physical materials from the library have been suspended until at least March 29th, at which time service capabilities will be reviewed and reassessed. In the meantime, users are asked to keep any items now in their possession until the libraries reopen. Library fines have been suspended as from the 16th March and you will not be fined for any items until at least the 29th March.

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, 
Thursday 26th June– Sunday 20th July 2014

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