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WHSL New Students' Guide: Welcome

A guide to the use of the Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library for new students

WHSL Staff



Boitumelo Masilo

Library Manager 
Devind Peter

Research Librarian 

Khosi Mathole

Librarian: Information Services

 Emmanuel Mphago

Librarian: Information Services

Puleng Khampepe

Library Assistant

Nonhlanhla Hlongwane  

Library Assistant

Molly Ncalo

LibrarIan: Information Services

Library hours

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 eResources available 24/7

                                         Enquiries/Queries:  0117172348


Monday  08h00-23h00
Tuesday 08h00-23h00
Wednesday 08h00-23h00
Thursday    08h00-23h00
Friday 08h00-18h00
Saturday 08h30-17h00
Sunday   14h00-20h00



Chris Hani Baragwanath Library   

 Monday       CLOSED

Tuesday       08h00-16h00

Wednesday   CLOSED

Thursday      08h00-16h00

Friday           CLOSED

WHEN CLOSED  ENQUIRIES  Tel. 0117172348 

Please read notice boards in the library for changes to library hours.

Welcome to Wits!

A very warm welcome to Wits University, and in particular, to the Faculty of Health Sciences. We hope that your years of study will be productive and rewarding, and that you will find the Library at the Medical School (the Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library or WHSL for short) a warm and inviting place to explore new information and to study for your exams, as well as discuss your projects with your co-students.

Few rules to note;

  • Do not bring food and drinks in the library.
  • Always return books on or before the date stamped on the return date slip at the back of the book.
  • If you reach a maximum amount of R30.00 in fines, you will not be allowed to take out any library material.
  • No cash can be taken in payment for fines. Please load money onto your student card to pay for fines.
  • WHSL is a silent study library. Please respect fellow students by not making noise at the study areas. Postgraduate students also study in WHSL, and get very angry if they are disturbed. 

Angry patron 

Note: You may only use your cell phone in WHSL in designated areas. These include the Discussion Room and the area next to the issue desk.  Cell phone use in other Wits Libraries is not permitted.

Student Self Service Online

The link below will provide you with information about "MyWits" - an online student self service including student email, WIFI hot spots, e-Learning, and password self service.

Can't Find What You're Looking for in This Guide?

If you need any assistance regarding library use, books, journals or general information visit the information desk at the library from 09H00 - 16H00 during week days. .

Let us know what you need so we can add it to the Guide by contacting or ask the Librarian on duty at the Information Desk.

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