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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

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Library Terms Explained


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

Library Catalogue

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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.

Online 'Feedback and Suggestion' Form

Please use the online 'Feedback and Suggestion' form to give feedback on UWC Library facilities and services.

Local Information

UWC Law Faculty publishes its own journal

Law, Democracy & Development

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