CPUT’s Virtual Open Day is now open! Click here to visit >>>

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Do you need help with your studies?

To ensure students reach their goals, CPUT offers a comprehensive range of academic support services. These services, which are free to registered CPUT students, range from providing access to books to assisting students with improving their writing skills.

CPUT Libraries

With approximately 265 327 books, 27 025 e-books, as well as 25 platforms which provide access to a total of 83 databases across various disciplines, the CPUT Libraries have covered all their basis to ensure students have access to a wealth of resources.


  • Borrowing of resources
  • Access to e-books and databases
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Short loans
  • Study spaces
  • Postgraduate support via the Research Information Support Centre


CPUT campuses and satellite sites

Opening times:

For library opening times, please see www.cput.ac.za/lib/about/opening-hours

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides students with assistance in the fields of writing, mathematics and physics.


  • Cape Town Campus: E-Learning Building
  • Tygerberg Campus: Library
  • Bellville Campus: IT Building
  • Mowbray Campus: Education Building

Opening times:

Students are assisted by appointments only.

To make an appointment, please contact:

  • Bellville and Tygeberg Campuses: +27 (0)21 959 6040
  • Cape Town and Mowbray: +27 (0)21 460 3610

Disability Unit

Students living with disabilities have access to assistive devices and learning material, which will assist them in reaching their academic goals.  


  • Adapting study material
  • Software programmes, eg, The Dragon programme that converts the spoken word into written format.
  • Large screen computer monitors for visually impaired students
  • Scanners and magnifiers
  • Braille embosser that converts documents into Braille
  • Special large font keyboards
  • Digital recorders to record lectures


  • Bellville and Cape Town Campuses
  • The services are available through the CPUT Libraries at the other campuses and satellite sites.

Opening times:

For assistance, contact Lillian Fortuin at  fortuinli@cput.ac.za or +27 (0)21 959 6964 or Delicia de Vos at devosd@cput.ac.za or +27 21 460 9071

Written by Candes Keating

Tel: +27 21 959 6311
Email: keatingc@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Engineering and Applied Sciences Faculties; the Bellville and Wellington Campuses, and research and innovation news.