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Neurology and Neurosurgery: Books

ABOUT THE BOOK COLLECTION (print & electronic)

UKZN Libraries have an extensive collection of print and electronic books. You may borrow items from the print collection using your student or staff card.  Electronic books are accessible via the 'Electronic Resources' tab on the library webpage.


  • Academic Reserves : Prescribed and recommended books:

Most recent South African texts and copies of prescribed and recommended books are usually kept in the Academic Reserves section of each library.  Academic Reserves materials may not be taken out of the library during the day but may be borrowed overnight or for weekends. An advance booking system is available, please consult the AR staff.

  • General book collection

The general book stock is arranged on the open shelves in Dewey (number) order. Neurology books can be found at 616.8 and Neurological Surgery books are at Dewey number 617.48.  You may confirm your borrowing privileges by checking on the library webpage, under the 'general information' tab. The catalogue on the Library's website may be used to track the location and availability of an item.

  • Reference collection : Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, etc.

Discipline specific dictionaries and encyclopedias and other reference works are available in the libraries. This material is to be used only in the library and is not for loan.

  • eBooks

The eBook collection is currently being developed to supplement and enhance the print collection.  eBooks also facilitate greater access to more library users.  Importantly access to the eBook collections can be obtained from the library webpage under the 'electronic resources' tab. However, when you need to access any eBook and you are off-campus, you need to authenticate yourself as a user by logging in from the OFF-CAMPUS  page.  You will then be able to retrieve all eBooks available on the various databases.

  • Theses and dissertations

Print and electronic copies of some theses are available. Electronic versions of theses can be accessed from the ResearchSpace platform. This is UKZN Library's repository of all submitted theses and dissertations. The digitising of theses is an ongoing project so only more recent theses have been digitised if available.  For more information, please click on the Theses and Dissertations tab at the top of this page.

Subject Guide

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Nokulunga Ziqubu
Subjects: Nursing, Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Medicine and Medical Sciences
EG Malherbe Library
Howard College Campus,
Ground Floor

Inter library loan

If a needed book is not available at UKZN, it may be requested via the Inter library loan service at each library's issue desk. There is not normally any charge for borrorwing a book from another library.

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