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New Students and Staff: Getting Started at Rhodes Library: Home

Welcome to Rhodes University Library - a dynamic place to visit! This guide has been designed to assist you to become familiar with both print & electronic resources and on-site & virtual services at the Library

Opening Hours

Rhodes Library

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Library opening hours

The following hours of opening apply to the Main Library only:

Term Times

  • Monday - Thursday : 08h30 - 22h30
  • Friday : 08h30 - 18h00
  • Saturday : 09h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday : 13h30 - 17h30


  • Monday - Thursday : 08h30 - 24h00
  • Friday : 08h30 - 21h00
  • Saturday : 09h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday : 13h30 - 21h00


  • Monday - Friday : 08h30 - 17h00
  • Saturday : 09h00 - 12h30

   Public Holidays

The Library will be open for  limited hours on public holidays falling within term times

Cory Library , and the Branch libraries have their own hours of opening.

Justice : what's the right thing to do? / Michael J. Sandel

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This book deals with - The greatest happiness principle : utilitarianism -- Do we own ourselves? : libertarianism -- Hired help : markets and morals -- What matters is the motive : Immanuel Kant -- The case for equality : John Rawls -- Arguing affirmative action -- Who deserves what? : Aristotle -- What do we owe one another? : dilemmas of loyalty -- Justice and the common good.

Welcome to Rhodes Library

This guide is your starting point.

Contact your Faculty Librarian for all your library and information queries, for example, Short Loan, OPAC and database assistance, Refworks.

For additional information and assistance, explore the Subject Guides

New books available in the Information Commons

'Introductions' to humankind’s biggest ideas and thinkers - supplementary reading to encourage a broad knowledge and education

in different topics over and above chosen degree course

(over 30 interesting titles available)

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Politics : the key concepts / Lisa Harrison, Adrian Little, and Edward Lock

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"Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, this is a valuable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses"

Information Commons



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