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Welcome to the University of the Western Cape Library Reference Desk

UWC Library has 2 Reference Desks situated on level 5 and on level 10. The Reference Desks are professional first stop help desks to answer queries, solve problems and connect you with library resources.

The Reference Librarians offer library instruction and orientation for new staff and students. Reference assistance is available through online chat, telephone, email and at the desk. Faculty Librarians can assist in specialized subject areas.

The Reference Librarians also manage the Self Learning Zone on level 5. The Self Learning Zone offers students a variety of online, multimedia presentations as mini tutorials about becoming an independent life-long researcher/learner.  Use the headphones to immerse yourself in learning opportunities about using databases, searching and managing information.


Reference Desks Service Hours


 Mon., Tue., Thu  08:20 am – 20:00 pm
 Wed  09:20 am – 20:00 pm
 Fri  08:20 am – 16:30 pm
 Sat  09:00 am – 17:00 pm


Contact us


Level 5 
021 959 9397
Level 10
021 959 2903
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