Getting Your Student Card and Library Acces

Getting Your Student Card

Each registered student is entitled to a student card. This card is required to enter the UWC campus, the UWC library, the Postgraduate Centre on Level 13 of the UWC Library and other facilities available on campus. It may also give you cost concessions for travel and some recreational clubs and events. Send a passport size photograph (send a JPEG or PDF to save time) to the SOPH by the end of January 2018. Write your name and student number on the back of the photo. A student card will be posted to you or given to you at Summer School.

Library Access

A student card is required to enter the UWC Library in Cape Town. When in Cape Town, students will have access to the facilities of the UWC library, i.e. borrowing books, conducting Internet searches, photocopying, etc. Journals cannot be taken out of the library but can be copied inside the library.

Distance users

If you are not resident in Cape Town, apply to be a “Distance User”, through the Faculty Librarians or Inter Library Loans.

Please note: Books may not be borrowed outside of South Africa. Students can requests photocopies of chapters within a book, or journal articles via Inter Library Loans at their own cost.

Your Faculty Librarian is Ms Karen Cook (Erasmus). Contact details are below. The Faculty Librarians offer many kinds of assistance to UWC Faculty of Community Health and Sciences students.

As a postgraduate student of UWC, and a South African resident, you also have access to the libraries of other academic institutions in South Africa, for which an administration fee may be charged. To join a local library:

Request a “Letter f introducti" from the Faculty Librarian. If she is away, please ask the SOPH Student Administrators (Corinner

You could obtain your letter during Summer or Winter School.

Presentthisletter withyour student card atyur lcalacademic library. Ifyu have anydifficulties,contact the Faculty Librarian.

Students from other parts of Africa may request a letter of introduction from the SOPH Student Administrators, to an academic library: we hope that this will assist you, but cannot give any assurances.

For more information about the Library and its facilities, see section 7.5 below.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa
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