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Religious Studies and Theology: Books

Guide to information in the library


Books may be borrowed for particular time periods depending on your year of study. They are arranged according to subject matter, using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The online iCatalogue (see link above) will help you find the books you need.


The library has a growing collection of electronic books which can be found by searching on the online icatalogue. You may also search by visiting our e-book collections. For example, click  on (EBSCOhost) e-book collection , tick the full text box then tick the search button to see a list of e-book titles that UKZN owns full text access to.

In addition, the link below is an open access database of e-books.

Use the online Oxford English Dictionary!


Key reference works for Religious Studies and Theology

Reference books

These are books (in the E.G Malherbe Library {Dbn} and the Cecil Renaud library {PMB}) that in most cases are not loanable and may only be used in the library, for example, encyclopaedias and dictionaries. They are identified by the letter 'R' preceding the shelf number on the spine. Some examples:  

Academic Reserves

Prescribed and recommended books in high demand are placed here. A two hour loan period is available in order to provide access to as many people as possible. Material may not be removed from the library.

Be warned! Late material is subject to heavy fines!

Some examples:

Google Books search

Google Book Search

Books to help you in your research

The books listed below are available at the E.G. Malherbe Library (Dbn) and the Cecil Renaud Library (Pmb)

New books in the library

The books listed below can be found in the Cecil Renaud Library (Pmb) and the E.G. Malherbe Library (Dbn)

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