The UP Library is the library that serves the students and staff of the University of Pretoria. It is an academic library that provides learning and teaching materials to support education at the University of Pretoria.
There are individual Faculty libraries making up the entire UP Library Services. While most of them are in the same building, some of them are dispersed on the University’s campuses.
The library also has an online portal where students and staff can log in and get access to the library’s digital materials.
According to history, the first UP Library was established in 1911. This makes it one of the oldest academic libraries in South Africa.
The Faculty Libraries
These are the Faculty libraries that are under the Department of Library Services.
Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
This library is one of the major libraries that serve the Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences. It is on Level 2 of the Department of Library Services building, University of Pretoria.
The library provides teaching and learning materials to support the students and staff. There is also an online portal where students get access to the library’s resources remotely.
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/eco/index.htm
Faculty of Education
This library also serves the Faculty of Education. There are materials to support learning and teaching in the University and the education system as a whole.
There are materials for the entire education system including materials basic school, high school, and the university as well.
It is in the Media building, Groenkloof Campus, the University of Pretoria, where the Faculty of Education is. You can access the library’s e-resources via the portal link.
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/edu/index.htm
Faculties of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology
This is one of the libraries that have lots of research materials for students.
The library is also on Level 5 of the Department of Library Services building, University of Pretoria.
There is an online portal for students to get access to library materials remotely. You can also check the portal link below.
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/ebit/index.htm
Phone Number: 012 420 2266
Faculty of Health Sciences
This particular library has five sublibraries which I will put in a table below.
|Medical Library||Faculty of Health Sciences|
HW Snyman North Building
Bophelo Road 31
012 356 3193
012 356 3194
012 356 3195
|BMS/Dentistry Library||Basic Medical Sciences Building|
Bophelo Road 9
Phone Number: 012 319 2905
|Klinikala Library||Klinikala Building|
Phone Number: 012 373 1031
|Witbank Library||Witbank Hospital|
c/o President & Coert Steynberg Avenue
Phone Number: 012 653 2342
|Weskoppies Library||Phone Number: 012 356 3190|
All the libraries use the same UP Portal for accessing information remotely. Below is the link to the portal.
Online Portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/health/index.htm
Faculty of Humanities
This also has one of the largest collections in the University. It is on Level 1 and Level 6 of the Department of Library Services building, University of Pretoria.
Online Portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/human/index.htm
Faculty of Law
Also known as Oliver R Tambo Library, houses all the study and teaching materials for the Faculty of law.
Also in the Department of Library Services building.
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/law/index.htm
Phone Number: 012 420 2268
This is one of the major libraries serving the entire University. There is a wide range of collections to help the students with their studies and lecturers with their teachings.
There are facilities including a training room and computers to make finding information easier for all users.
Online Portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/mamelodi/index.htm
Phone number: 012 842 3572
Where you get everything about music including audio content and sheet music.
Online Portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/music/index.htm
Faculty of Natural & Agriculture Sciences
This is another library on the Level 5 of the Department of Library Services building, University of Pretoria.
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/natural/index.htm
Phone Number: 012 420 2266
Faculty of Theology and Religion
The Theology Library is on Level 6 of the Department of Library Services building, University of Pretoria.
Online Portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/theology/index.htm
Phone Number: 012 420 3300
Veterinary Science Library
Online portal: http://www.library.up.ac.za/vet/index.htm