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Engineering: Mining: Home

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

Welcome to the Mining Engineering Libguide

Welcome to the Mining 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** (effective 1st March 2022)

Monday - Thursday


08h00 - 20h00

08h00- 17h00

Saturday 08h30 - 17h00

14h00 - 20h00

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

The Engineering library in the Chamber of Mines building opened a 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.


The ENGINEERING LIBRARY READING ROOM IS OPEN 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  


The Reading Room offers:

  • access to all Wits staff and students
  • seating space for 48 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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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.