Visitors to the library will find a wide arrange of facilties catering to the different needs of its users. Large tables, lounge seating, Zeta Scanner, 3 group project rooms, reading room area and a quiet study and research zone cater for your specific needs.
GROUP PROJECT ROOMS: 3 Group project rooms in the West wing of the library, with power and campus network connection and a SMART BOARD in one of the rooms. Groups of 3 or more Engineering students have priority access. A group can reserve one of the rooms for a specific date and time at the Circulation Desk or e-mail Pinky Matai: firstname.lastname@example.org // tel: (011) 717-1975.
LOUNGE AREA: Casual seating at the library entrance overlooking the West campus.
READING ROOM: Facility for group or individual undergraduate students in the West wing of the library.
QUIET ZONE: The east wing of the library is the designated quiet research and study zone.
The GOLD FIELDS ENGINEERING LIBRARY is located on the ground floor of the Chamber of Mines Building on the West Campus.
Please refer to the Engineering Library LibGuide for current available services (onsite- & off-site).
|LEVEL 1 LOCKDOWN: (as from 21 September 2020) **CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS**|
|Monday - Friday||09h00 - 16h00|
|Monday - Thursday||08h00 - 20h00|
|Friday||08h00 - 17h00|
|Saturday||08h30 - 17h00|
14h00 - 20h00
MID-YEAR AND YEAR END BREAKS:
|Monday - Thursday||08h00 - 17h00|
|Friday||08h00 - 17h00|
Opening of the new 24-hour Reading Room in the Engineering Library
The Engineering library in the Chamber of Mines building opened a new 24-hour Reading Room facility on 3 February 2020. The area will remain open when the library closes and is accessible via the atrium area in the building.
Note: Under Level 1 lockdown, the 24 hour Reading Room opening hours will be aligned with the Library opening hours and will not be open after hours. The area will be accessible via the Library.
The 24-hour Reading room offers:
For more information please contact the Engineering library at (011) 717-1970 or email: Vongani.Mlambo@wits.ac.za
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Research Support Workshops
The Postgraduate Affairs Office runs more than 50 research methodology and writing workshops. The programme is adjusted according to an analysis of students’ evaluations, suggestions and attendance figures to meet student requests.
Workshops take place between March through to October every year. Some workshops are repeated but not all. Programme changes happen - please check workshop dates and times before you set out. Please book for your workshops and please cancel if you cannot make it.
Please RSVP to Lucille Mooragan,, tel +2711 7171156. The 2020 PG workshop programme is currently being updated and will be published soon.