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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.

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

Information Commons