Skip to main content
Banner Image

Margaret Smith Library, SAIAB: Home

This library at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity shares resources and services with Rhodes University Library

Welcome to the SAIAB Library


MON - FRI 08h00-13h0014h00-17h00,
Closed weekends and public  holidays

Find us on the lower ground floor of the SAIAB Building, Somerset Street, GrahamstownMaps

Tel   046-603-5838 / 046 603-5802
Fax  046-622-2403

Private Bag 1015
6140 South Africa

Ask the Librarians |  SAIAB Website 

Latest News

Quick links below, or read the full posts on our library Blog

The co-publishers of the African Journal of Marine Science, NISC and Taylor & Francis, have provided free online access to all volumes of the journal that were published from 1983-2004; vols. 1-26, inclusive.

Op-Docs' last “Animated Life” video for 2015 celebrates the unique, strange coelacanth: an awesome survivor and one of the biggest natural history surprises of the 20th century.

Saldanha Bay is a semi-enclosed system located on the west coast of South Africa. It is the focus of a mini-suite containing three papers published in Volume 37, issue 4, of the African Journal of Marine Science.
Read more about the issue and link to the articles

I&J have just had their abalone farm in Danger Point certified as sustainable by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).  This is not only the first ASC certified farm in South Africa, but also on the African continent.
Final Report for Irvin & Johnson Ltd: Gansbaai, South Africa

Older blog posts

Accessing RU Library e-resources from the Margaret Smith Library

Rhodes University Library users connecting from SAIAB IP addresses are in the category Off-campus users.

You will be prompted for:

  • library login name
    as registered at the library
  • barcode number
    off the back of your card, or for:​
    Rhodes students: enter 6 and student number, e.g.:612M1234
  • PIN
    in order to access the library resources

If you do not have access please register here for your "My Library Account"

  • you must select your own PIN
  • you must be registered for the current year as a RU Library user

Note: The librarians at SAIAB cannot register you -- you will have to do this at the main RU Library Circulation front desk.

Some databases may be accessed on-campus only due to publisher licensing restrictions.


This network is intended for staff & students from Rhodes as well as from other eduroam participating organisations.

academic email
and password

Rhodes students
and password