Other libraries

CALICO (Cape Library Consortium)

An agreement reached between the CALICO Libraries, viz. Libraries at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, provides for increased access to all staff and students to information held in all four Libraries.

A registered postgraduate student (excluding short-courses & Honours s) or a member of staff of any of the four institutions may visit the Main Libraries and some Branch Libraries of all four institutions and use the materials available in the Libraries. Your student or staff card will ensure your access, once you have been introduced via a Referral letter.

The referral letter is available at the Main Library via Faculty Librarians should you wish to apply for borrowing privileges at any of the other CALICO Libraries.

CHELSA (Committee of Higher Education Librarians of South Africa)

Staff and registered students at masters and doctoral level have national access to tertiary institutions through the CHELSA agreement between South African Universities.


Such individuals should complete the CHELSA application form through their home institutions. Contact your Faculty Librarian for a letter of introduction/application form.


Please note: You are only allowed to use/borrow physical collection i.e. 4 books over 14 days at no cost.