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Debt Relief Bill 2019 - signed into law 2019

The Draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, including call for comments     has been published in Government Gazette 40367 of 24 October 2016.

Off campus access

From the 'Resources' option on the toolbar of the Library's website, choose 'off campus access' from the drop down menu. 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.



The Law and Legal Studies support guide provides information for undergraduates, graduates and researchers in general in the field of Law. A series of tabs at the top of this page introduce you to the information resources and activities you will need for your studies - what they are and how to access and use them.


Umthetho kanye nezifundo zomthetho zinikezela ngezinsiza kufunda ekutholeni ulwazi kubafundi abaqalayo kanye nabafundi abaphothulile  izifundo zabo noma abaphothulile  kuziqu zabo kanye nabacwaningi kwindima yezomthetho. Kunochungechunge lwamabhathini phezulu nepheji lapho uzothola khona umtapo wolwazi kanye nolwazi oluphathelene nezifundo zakho-Ukwazi ukuthi zitholakalaphi futhi zisetsheziswa kanjani bese uzisebenzise.

Where are we?
The School of Law is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Howard College, Durban campuses. Both law centres have their own physical libraries containing a range of printed sources as well as study space, photocopiers and computers. Those resources that are available electronically are accessible from the tabs on this page.

Off campus access  is also available for some online resources. Once you have clicked on this link, type in your usual student / staff login to authenticate yourself. You will then be presented with a list of databases. Note that access is faster via Firefox.



Google scholar

Google Scholar is a subset of Google that indexes more formal and scholarly literature in the public domain. It thus includes references to journal articles, Google Books, documents and reports etc. Google Scholar can only provide full text access to documents where they are freely available.  If UKZN Library pays for full text access to resources listed in Google Scholar, clicking on the title of an item will take you to the location of that full text.

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Library opening hours

Opening hours of the branch libraries may vary from the main libraries. Please consult the libraries themsleves. 

OPEN 24 Hours  (during term time)

Term time: and including the Easter and September vacations

Monday to Friday : 24 hours 

Saturday and Sunday: 24 hours


Exam time:

Hours as above


Long Vacations (July and December/January):

Mon to Fri only : 8 am to 4.30 pm (Pmb)

Mon to Fri only: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Durban)


Law Librarian


 Kadephi Majola

(Howard College campus)


Ph: 031 260 1387


Law library staff: Pietermaritzburg campus

Adv Shadia Alli

 Cordell Phillips

Dr Rose Kuhn (based in main library - see profiles box for details)

Law library phone:  033 260 5384

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