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This Subject guide is your starting point for doing research in the most relevant resources in Mechanical Engineering. This include databases, reference materials, citing sources, and workshop programs to assist you with your research.

Library Zones

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:  //  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 Engineering Library

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).


Monday - Thursday


08h00 - 20h00

08h00- 17h00

Saturday 08h30 - 17h00

14h00 - 20h00


The Reading Room (Engineering Library, Chamber of Mines Building):

The Engineering Library Reading Room in the Chamber of Mines Building is open 24 hours, 7 days. 

The Reading Room offers:

  • access to all Wits staff and students
  • seating space for studying
  • network, power points and Wi-Fi 
  •  wheelchair access
  • and security cameras for a safe and secure environment.

For more information please contact the Engineering library at (011) 717-1970 or email:

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Libguide

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering LibGuide at Wits. This guide introduces subject resources, help and support, and information on the library services and facilities available to you.

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Engineering Library (Chamber of Mines Building)