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Borrower status and items allowed

CPUT Students

Undergraduate (1st year – BTech) 6 items
Postgraduate (BEd Hons, any post-degree qualification) 9 items
Access and Foundation students 6 items
Short courses 3 items
Seta learners 3 items
Prospective Masters and Doctoral students 12 items
Masters and Doctoral students 12 items

CPUT Staff

Academics 20 items
Non-academics 20 items
Rectorate 20 items
Exceptional users (staff on application to Library Exco) 20 items

Short Loans

Items in high demand may be used in the library for a maximum of 2 hours. Enquire at the Circulation Desk.

Inter-Library Loans

The service is connected to the National and International inter-library loans network. Participating libraries lend and borrow material to and from other institutions. Each institution has its own criteria for lending material to its users.
See our ILL Brochure
Access our ILL online request form

New Library items for the current year

New from the last three months

New from the last month

New from the last week

Outside Membership

CHELiN - CHELiN is a project of the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) and consists of the four higher education libraries in the Western Cape.
CHELiN: staff 3 items
CHELiN: students 2 items
CHELiN/shared course/Chelsa: students 2 items
Corporate (R10 000.00 for 5 nominated members for 12 months): 6 items

CHELiN Libraries Access and Borrowing Agreement

Access & Services
General access periods Study facilities will be restricted to CPUT students should demand exceed availability of study space
Materials All materials may be used in the Library
Photocopying & Printing No access
Internet No access
Short Loan In-library use only
Subject reference services Available if needed
Inter-library Loans No access
Knowledge Commons and Research Commons No access
Seminar rooms & Study Cubicles No access
Study facilities (open spaces) Study facilities will be restricted to CPUT students should demand exceed availability of study space
Library orientation Available if needed
Distance services None
Post-graduate Resource Centre No access
24/7 Study Facility Should space allow
Registration On presentation of the Referral letter from the home Library membership will be assigned
Loan materials All materials may be used in the Library
Non-loan materials All materials except for “Unrestricted” books. No journals or audio visual material
Loan quota Students: Two items Staff: Three items
Loan period 14-day loan
Renewals Items may be renewed once only. Renewals may be made in person or telephonically
Fines Fines accrue at: R1.00 per item per day (Unrestricted) and R2.00 per item per hour or part thereof (Shortloan materials)
Cash limit for fines Borrowing privileges will be suspended immediately until such time as the fine has been paid
Overdue notices One overdue notice will be sent when the item is two weeks overdue or depending on the loan period
Accounts An account for the replacement cost of a non-returned item plus an administrative charge of R100.00 will be sent after five weeks, and borrowing membership will be suspended until all costs are settled
Lost/damaged items Replacement cost is payable to the Library
Recalls Items may be recalled after seven days
Holds On “Unrestricted” books only

CHELSA – Committee of Higher Education Libraries of South Africa.
Complete this form and submit for approval at the office of the Director.

Alumni (R1000.00 per annum)
Alumni & Retired staff: 2 items

Individual membership
For members of the public. Please note that a cost is incurred with this membership.

Corporate membership for business
Please note that a cost is incurred with this membership.