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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.



** CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS** (Mid-term break)

Monday - Thursday


08h00 - 17h00

08h00- 17h00

Saturday Closed



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:



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Government publications: Mining

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Engineering Library (Chamber of Mines Building)

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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.