Department of Library Services
+27 12 420 2235/6

Welcome to Special Collections

NOTICE: The Special Collections unit is open for limited services, on the following conditions:

- Researchers with permits to access campus will be granted access to Special Collections by appointment only.
- Appointments are available during the current Library service hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 15:00.
- Only a limited number of users will be allowed into the Reading Room daily.
- Social distancing regulations will apply at all times.

Please contact us at to make an appointment.

The Special Collections unit of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Department of Library Services’ rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

Special Collections’ Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Contact Information

Physical Address

Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria
Level 5
cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
Pretoria, South Africa

Tel.: +27 12 420 2808


Postal Address

Department of Library Services
University of Pretoria
P.O. Box 12411
Pretoria, South Africa

Service hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 7:30 - 16:00
Tue: 8:30 - 16:00
Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed