Sketch of Hiddingh Hall Library.
Welcome to Hiddingh Hall Library!
In 1911 Hiddingh Hall Library became the University of Cape Town’s first purpose built Library. Today it is a branch library serving the Departments of Drama, History of Art and Fine Art.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Hiddingh Hall Library Student Assistant Applications for 2019 Now Open

UCT students are hereby invited to apply for part-time positions as Student Library Assistants at Hiddingh Hall Library in 2019. Application forms along with a signed code of conduct must be emailed to or handed in at the Hiddingh Hall Library front desk. Closing date 31 October 2018

Publication Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:30
Unbanned books now important historical artefacts

Books, films and publications that were once banned by the apartheid regime in South Africa will be on display until 5 October as the University of Cape Town (UCT) marks Banned Books Week.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:45
Dignifying Sarah Baartman

One of the most important artworks in UCT’s collection, the Sarah Baartman sculpture by Willie Bester, has been exhibited alongside a sound installation featuring a poem by Diana Ferrus, images and other artwork in an exhibition entitled Sarah ‘Saartjie’ Baartman, A Call to Respond.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:00
UPDATE: Problems with Google Scholar via EZProxy

Kindly note that a workaround to the Google Scholar issue has been implemented and off-campus users are encouraged to go to The Libraries websites and EZProxy has been updated.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:00