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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 Librarian  |  SAIAB Website  |

Latest News

DIFS/SAIAB Seminar: Dr Sourav Paul
From zooplankton to humans: perspectives on vulnerability and resilience from UNESCO World Heritage Ecosystems

31st July 2015 (note new date)

The Sundarbans Unesco World Heritage Site
The Sundarbans UNESCO World Heritage Site  © Peter Andersen

Rhodes University and SAIAB join forces to promote science in local schools
Francesca Porri and Rhodes Zoology Department

New partnership to conserve our precious water resources
SAIAB and EWT – Christine Coppinger of EWT is hosted by SAIAB

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