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Welcome to the SAIAB Library


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

Not just old stuff in boxes

Farol Pinda c.1950

We have recently received a donation  from Australia. As well as an author’s presentation copy (#94) of JLB Smith's Old Fourlegs - “with compliments to AT Wood, Esq” - there are letters and photographs from JLB Smith to AT Wood, dating from the 1950s. Read more

NRF Signs Berlin Declaration

On 20 October 2014 the National Research Foundation signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. 

The 2003 Berlin Declaration asserted that scholarly research results and cultural heritage shall be freely accessible and usable for scientists and the public

Read more on the Blog

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. 

Click on the image and watch the video. Make sure to watch it in HD and Fullscreen! 

RU Library Libguide on Open Access 


Accessing RU Library e-resources from the Margaret Smith Library

Library users using SAIAB IP adresses are consided to be  Off-campus users.

You will be prompted for:

  • library login name as registered at the library
  • barcode number off the back of your card
  • 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
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