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Engineering: Metallurgical: Home

This is your one stop gateway to information in Metallurgical Engineering. This includes Library Resources, links to websites, workshop information and contact details for support.

Welcome to the Metallurgical Engineering Libguide

Welcome to the Metallurgical 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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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).

**CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS** (applicable to current lock down level)
Monday - Friday 09h00 - 16h00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Public Holidays Closed



Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 20h00
Friday 08h00 - 17h00
Saturday 08h30 - 17h00

14h00 - 20h00



Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 17h00  
Friday 08h00 - 17h00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


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

The Engineering library in the Chamber of Mines building opened a 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: In addition to current library opening hours, the Reading Room is now also open after hours but for limited hours only under the current lock down. During library hours the area will be accessible via the Library entrance. After hours the area will be accessible via the Reading Room entrance cubicles. See below After hours opening times of the Reading Room:

**READING ROOM HOURS** After hours opening times (applicable to current lock down level)
Monday - Thursday 16h00 - 21h00 (effective Thursday 17 June 2021)
Friday Closed after 16h00
Saturday 8h30-17h00
Sunday 14h00-20h00
Public Holidays Closed


The 24-hour Reading room offers:

  • access to all Wits staff and students
  • seating space for 25 people (under current lock down level)
  • network, power points and Wi-Fi
  • one photocopying/printing/scanner
  • provision for 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:

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