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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 08h00-13h00; 14h00-17h00,
Closed weekends and public  holidays

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

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

Private Bag 1015
6140 South Africa

Ask the Librarians |  SAIAB Website  |

Latest News

Have a look at the BHL Quarterly Report (Summer 2015) for an overview of how Biodiversity Heritage Library supports scientists.

Accessing RU Library e-resources from the Margaret Smith Library

Rhodes University Library users using SAIAB IP adresses are 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.


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