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Science - BioPhy Library - Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences: Home

This LibGuide will provide literature in the search of wide ranging information in the broad fields of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences.

BioPhysical Sciences Library



8h00 - 20h00 (Monday - Thursday)

8h00 - 17h00 (Friday)

8h30 - 12h30 (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

       (effective 7th March 2022)




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Welcome to the LibGuide for Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences at Wits. This guide introduces subject resources, help and support, and information on the library services and facilities available to you.

NEW BOOKS - A selection of new titles in the library


New Resource - Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (ELECTRONIC RESOURCE)


The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition maintains the reputation of the highly regarded original, presenting the most current information available in this globally crucial area of research and study. It brings together the dimensions of biodiversity and examines both the services it provides and the measures to protect it. Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.

Animal, Plant & Environmental Science Subject Guide

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Salome Potgieter
Biological & Physical Sciences (BioPhy) Library

Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences


Library services: COVID-19 update


Onsite services: 

  • Study space - in order to adhere to social distancing regulations, a monitored limited number of students will be allowed to be seated inside the libraries. 
  • Student PCs (allowing social distancing) 
  • Printing- & photocopying facilities 
  • Book returns - users are requested to use the book return drop boxes outside the libraries when returning books 
  • Borrowing of books  
    • Access to shelves & shelf browsing are now allowed again and tape that cordoned off shelves have been removed.
  • Remote online support offered by librarians during the lock down to continue. Contact: