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This guide is designed to help you start your legal and law library research.

Library Opening Hours

Term Opening Hours

  • Mon, Tues & Thurs - 08:20 - 24:00
  • Wed                           - 09:30 - 24:00 
  • Fridays                      - 08:20 - 20:00
  • Sat                             - 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday                     - Closed

Vacation Hours

  • Monday to Friday    - 08:20 -16:30

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Wireless Access

Library Terms Explained

Welcome to the Law Library Research Support Guide

Welcome to the Research Support Guide for law students, faculty, staff, and researchers at the University of the Western Cape Law Library. The law library aims to provide resources and services to those learning, teaching, working, or researching on and off-campus. Although you may not be able to reach the library physically, you may still be able to access books, newspapers, and other media from off-campus or by requesting that they be delivered to you electronically or sent to you by mail. To help you get to know the library and how it can make your life a little easier, please take your time and review this information guide. This guide provides information and links to resources that are useful for students in the Law Faculty. If you want to search our library catalogue click here.


To request a Thesis or Book please, click here to complete a form or email your requests to

UWC Law Library

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The Law Library is located in UWC Main Library on Level 9  and serves the information needs of the Faculty of Law  which is recognized for its high quality research publications, specifically in certain niche areas, for its innovative ideas, for developing graduates within the minimum prescribed time who are committed to social justice, and are furthermore well-qualified, workplace-ready, technologically equipped and have adaptive expertise for the 21st century, as well as for its extensive social engagement.


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Law Librarian

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Grace Van Niekerk
University of the Western Cape
Law Library
Robert Sobukwe Road
+27(0)21 9592906

Book an appointment

Make an appointment to see your Librarian who can help you select database/s or other search tools, or find books, journal articles, newspaper sources, government documents etc for your research project.

Experiencing Access Problems

Experiencing Login problems?
Reset your password online via the UWC Password Management portal for students and staff. The site is reasonably self explanatory and can be access at
Please note that users must be able to log into their myUWC email account ( before they can change their password.  A link is emailed to their email address which enables them to change their password.
If you still experience login problems after accessing the Self Service Password Portal, please contact the ICS Service Desk. They can be reached by telephone (021 959-2000) or email Please have your date of birth and student number.on hand, if you are a South African student,  OR your ID number or Passport no., if you are a foreign national.
Experiencing problems accessing/opening any of the electronic resources?
Please contact the e-Resources Librarian (Anne Moon) at or phone (021) 959-3016.


Local Information

UWC Law Faculty publishes its own journal

Law, Democracy & Development

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