Research Commons

The Research Commons on level 13 of the Main Library, is a research environment intended for use by postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level, as well as academic staff and researchers of the University of the Western Cape by means of controlled access to our facility.

It is equipped with computers, workstations, printers and photocopiers and two bookable seminar rooms, as well as areas for discussion and relaxation.

The main aim of the Research Commons is to enhance the Library’s contribution to postgraduate throughput and research output by providing an environment conducive ​to research, and offering services which directly support research aspirations of postgraduate students and researchers.

This cutting-edge and stimulating environment is supported by a core group of information technology-skilled student assistants and a research Librarian.