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About Hiddingh Hall

A drawing of Hiddingh Hall.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.

The physical collection comprises approximately 30 000 books, 1 500 videos, and current print journals. Facilities include PCs, Macs, wireless network, printers, photocopiers and scanners, a viewing room and access to UCT Libraries approximately 70 000 e-journals and 200 electronic research databases.

The library staff are keen to assist you with any queries that you may have related to Art and Drama.

Image credit: UCT Library Archives. A watercolour elevation accompanying the plans of the new Library by the architectural firm of Kendall and Baker (1910).