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School of Chemistry and Physics: Home

Welcome to the UKZN library

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Library operational hours during the lockdown

Check the Library website for updates.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill


Please note that during the lockdown, subject librarians can be contacted via email or you can set up a Zoom meeting with them for assistance. Contact details can be found on:

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The Writing Place (Pmb)

Do you need help with your academic writing?

Do you have an essay/project/assignment due?

Are you having difficulty with your tutorials?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Writing Place is for you!!

If you would like to book a session with a tutor, or for further enquiries, contact Ms Nomzamo or 033-260 2429.


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

 Where are we?

Chemistry and Physics are 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.

Searching for research methodology e-books on the library's catalogue

iCatalogue for UKZN

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 teh library and when items are due back. iCatalogue will tell you what we have, which library and whereabouts on the shelf it is available.

Subject Librarian

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Jillian Viljoen
Office 1
Ground Floor
Cecil Renaud (Main) Library
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