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Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994, four years after his release from prison.
Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...
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UCT Libraries goes cashless
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase
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.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Hiddingh Hall Library is currently closed. Please use the main library or any of our other branches. If you have any queries, please use our Ask a librarian Service. If you need more specific help, please contact any of our subject librarians

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:30

We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00
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From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:

to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.

The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:30
Making decisions (Photoshop) by Nomonde Zona Magadla.

The annual Michaelis graduate exhibition at Hiddingh Campus is a highlight of the South African art calendar, offering members of the public the chance to spot up-and-coming young artists and invest in their work. The 2015 exhibition opens on 11 December.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 15:45