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Bellville Library Information Point: Library services


The RISC centres both in Bellville and Cape Town Campus offer specialized services to post-graduate students.


LibGuides assist users on research support, subject guides, and useful resources  for assignment  and research compiled by faculty librarians and can be accessible via the Library Webpage.

Circulation Desk

  • Issues
  • Returns
  • Renewals
  • Reservations
  • Requesting books from branch libraries
  • Lost materials
  • Lost and found



This section of the library is geared to the provision of high-demand material. Material may be in high-demand when many students need access to the same few items within a limited period of time. Short loans is used particularly when books are required for class assignments, prescribed reading, recommended reading.


Interbranch Loan (IBL)

Inter-branch loans provide for the borrowing of material between the different CPUT libraries on behalf of the students or staff without visiting that particular branch that has the desired material (s).

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Material not available in the Library’s own collection may be obtained for clients from other Southern African or international institutions by way of national and international interlibrary loan schemes. A free national interlibrary loan service is provided to registered students and staff members of the University. 



Loan Priviledges

Borrowers have the following privileges:  

  • Undergraduates: 6 items 3 and 14 days
  • B.Tech: 6 items for 3 and 14 days
  • M.Tech and D.Tech: 12 items 30 days
  • Staff: 12 items for 30 days
  • Alumni: 2 items for 14 days