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Research Support Guide for Law Postgraduate Students and Academic Staff

Research support assistance and useful library resources for Postgraduate students and Academic Staff

Division of Postgraduate Studies (DPGS): Postgraduate Research Centre

The Divison of Postgraduate Studies  provides support through consultation with writing and statistics coaches on duty at the Postgraduate Resource Centre (PRC)- Level 13, Main Library.

Operating times:

  • Mondays to Thursdays: 8h30-24h00
  • Fridays: 8h30-20h00
  • Saturdays: Open on certain Saturdays until 17h00

Common Rooms: 4 common rooms, each accommodating between 12 and 30 students provide reading space and computer access. Time tables are available on the web portal.

Contacts: 021- 959 3498 OR 021- 959 3920

Library Research Support Services

Your Faculty Librarian can provide valuable support for your research, in particular, assisting with research-level enquiries, literature reviews, current awareness, use of specialist materials (including electronic resources), reference management, assist with open access publishing, copyright issues, running subject-specific classes as well as one on one consultations.

Besides rendering a physical Reference Service, the Faculty Librarians also provide an Online Reference Service called Ask a Librarian. Click on the link to make use of our Online Reference Service.

Inter Library Loans (ILL) Services

Requesting Full-Text Articles & Books

The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) system allows for material (ie, books and journal articles) not held in our library, to be borrowed from other libraries within the system, or from libraries abroad if not available locally. Users can request books or journal articles by clicking here to complete a form or email your requests to                                                     

Tel (021) 959 2900 

Fax (021) 959 2920 

Located on Level 5 in the library


University of the Western Cape,

Robert Sobukwe Road,



Tel: 021 959 2946