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Welcome to Florida: Science Library

Welcome to Florida Science Library

This Libguide has been created to guide the Florida Science Library clients, on some of the most important library services and resources available to support Teaching, Learning and Research. Science Library is your Information Partner in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Florida Science Library is situated at Florida Science Campus  G.J. Gerwel building, University of South Africa, Christiaan de Wet Road & Pioneer Avenue, Florida Park.

Opening Hours

January to November:
Mon - Fri: 07:45 to 16:00
Saturdays closed until further notice

Mon - Fri: 07:45 to 16:00
Saturdays closed until further notice

Note: Science Library currently under construction


How Many Books Can I Borrow

  • Undergraduates: 8 items
  • Postgraduates: 16 items, including audio-visual
  • Undergraduate music students: 12 items
  • Postgraduate music students: 20 items
  • Other membership categories: 8 items

Information desk,Circulation desk & Reserved Collection Services

Information desk is situated on the 2nd floor to assist all clients with Library related inquiries. Circulation/Lending service desk is situated on the 1st floor for lending inquiries. Reserved collection desk is situated on the 1st floor to assist students with  reserved books for two hours loan system.                                                                                                                          

Library training, RFID machine, & WIFI

Library training is offered in the library as per bookings.RFID, machines are available for self-help issuing and drop book returns services. WIFI, connection is available on campus for registered students to access online study materials.

Always check the conditions of use if you are using any material contained in this guide beyond the provisions of fair dealing as outlined in section 12 of the South African Copyright Act No 98 of 1978.

Please check the Creative Commons Licenses for conditions of use  should you be using Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Florida Branch Locator

Physical Address:
GJ Gerwel Building [Former C Block]
Cnr Christiaan De Wet and Pioneer Avenue

Tel: 011 471 3068/2933/2837

Library Staff e-contacts:



All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student is expected to be the result of his/her own work.  The University views acts of copyright infringement and plagiarism as a serious offence. Plagiarism is the act of taking words, ideas and thoughts of others and presenting it as your own. It is a form of theft which involves a number of dishonest academic activities. The Disciplinary Code appears in the my Studies Brochure and is given to all students at registration.  Students are advised to study the Disciplinary Code, especially chapter 3 (1.19). Kindly also read the University’s Policy on Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism.