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Drama and Performance Studies Guide: Books

Drama shelf

Books can be found on the shelves at the following broad numbers: 790.02 General arts, 791 Public performances, 792 Stage presentation, 812 American drama in English.  To find the location of a specific book, use the iLink catalogue.

The Library's catalogue indicates what books are available at UKZN and in which library and section of a library, as well as the current status of a book eg is it in Academic Reserves, out on loan, on order etc.

Training sessions on how to use the catalogue are offered at the beginning of each semester and whenever there is a need, or, see your subject librarian.

Inter Library Loans


The Library offers an inter-campus library loan as well as an inter-library loan service for items not available at UKZN. Please give your request to the Circulation desk at any of the libraries. Books take time to be posted from other libraries in the country so please plan for at least a two week delay before a print item arrives. Journal articles are usually scanned and emailed. There is sometimes a cost involved (staff will notify you of the exact amount payable). Please consult the library inter library loans link for further information.


Print Books

Prescribed and recommended books: Academic Reserves

Prescribed and recommended books are usually kept in the Academic Reserves sections of the libraries. Academic Reserves materials may not be taken out of the library during the day but may be borrowed for an evening and over weekends. Academic Reserves material may be used in the library for two hours only. Photocopying services are available in the library.

eBooks (online books)

 An eBook is "an electronic version" of a printed book. Sometimes it exists without a print equivalent.


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 below) will help you find the books you need. 

Library Borrowing Privileges

OFF-CAMPUS access via Ezproxy

OFF-CAMPUS access via   Ezproxy
You will be prompted for your UKZN username and password the first 
time you click on a link on this page. You will not be prompted again for the rest of the session.
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