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Westville;,Edgewood, Howard College, Medical School and Pietermaritzburg campus MAIN libraries

First and Second Semester :

Open 24 Hours (6 February 2017 - 22 June 2017 & 17 July 2017 - 26 November 2017)

Mid Year Break :

23 June 2017 - 16 July 2017

Weekdays : 8H00 - 23H00 (Monday to Fridays)

Saturday : 8H30 - 23H00

Sunday : Closed

Branch libraries may use different hours, please enquire at the branch library.

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Past exam papers

Past exam papers for June 2012, June 2013 and June 2014 are now available - click on the Past exam papers tab at the top of this page.

ENVS 314 assignment!

You are required to find 5 print journals:

Some possibilities are:

  • Journal of Biogeography (Life Sciences Library)
  • Global ecology and biogeography (Life Sciences Library)
  • Landscape Ecology (Life Sciences Library)
  • South African Geographical Journal (Main library)
  • South African Journal of Science (Main library)
  • Progress in Physical Geography (Main library)
  • National geographic (Main library)
  • Professional Geographer (Main library - print ceased in 2001)

Look at the article you were given and from the reference list you will see what journals the authors have used. Check the library's iLink catalogue to see if we have them in print.


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    This Geography support page provides information for undergraduates, graduates and researchers in general in the field of Geography. This guide introduces you to the different information resources and associated activities in the academic environment.

     Where are we?

    Geography is taught on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. Each campus has a physical library where relevant books, journals, theses and other resources can be located. Online access is available on and off campus to a wide range of resources.

    For off campus access you will need to authenticate yourself first with your university lan login and password. Not all databases provide off campus access. It is best to access the University site via Firefox.



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      The iCatalogue lists all the resources available at UKZN, but particularly those items in print - books, journals, theses, as well as audio visual materials. You can register on iCatalogue to be able to renew your books online and view what you have borrowed from the library and when items are due back. iCatalogue will tell you what we have, which library and whereabouts on the shelf it is available.

      Search the catalog:

      Off campus access

      • Off campus access
        Please use the Ezyproxy link when accessing library resources, when you are not on campus. You will be taken to a list of databases. Click on the one that you want. You will be asked to enter your university login and password. You can now access the database.

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