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Visual Art: Home

Closure of UKZN libraries

Libraries are open 24 / 7.

Closed daily 12 pm - 1pm for sanitising   

Most staff continue working remotely and business communication will continue as per lockdown regulations. Librarians remain available to provide virtual support for teaching, learning and research. 

Browsing of the collections will now be allowed, however, a book retrieval service is offered. Users may submit requests for circulating material. Books may be returned to the Issue Desks or Book drop boxes. Users who do not have permission to access campuses are requested to keep the items until campuses re-open. All items on loan will be renewed and library fines for overdue material will be waived.

Contact the library on:

PMB 0332605258; HC 0312602323; West 0312607390; Med 0312604261; Edge 0312603467


If you are using our library resources from outside the university please click on Off Campus Access to be able to access those resources that are available beyond campus. Go to Resources, then Off Campus Access. You will then need to login with your UKZN login and password.

Please ensure you install Global Protect to be able to search resources and benefit from the UKZN zero rated links - see instructions below.


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

The Cecil Renaud (Main Library - Pietermaritzburg) houses our visual art collection.The llibrary houses relevant books, journals, theses and other resources. Online access is available on and off campus to a wide range of resources.

For Off Campus Access you will need to click on Off Campus Access. Not all databases provide off campus access.

Google scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. However, not all the resorces available are free. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Google Scholar Search

Subject Librarian

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Jabulile Sibisi - Mshengu
Cecil Renaud Library, Pietermaritzburg

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.


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