About the library

The Monash South Africa Library opened in 2001 and consists primarily of a collection of books, multimedia, serials, and online resources. Student prescribed and recommended reading and digitised course materials are readily available to all students.

Recommended reading materials for courses being studied at undergraduate level are found in the Reserve Collection, which includes print and digitised journals and articles.

Users will also find ready reference and factual information in the library's Reference and electronic resources/collections. The library's strong emphasis on electronic resources and services offers students and staff the flexibility to access the library from wherever and whenever they wish.

Most material can be found in the library catalogue. Access conditions and loan periods vary according to the item's location which is displayed in the catalogue.


  • Strengthening research
    The Library makes a critical contribution to the achievement of Monash South Africa research strategies through: the development of outstanding scholarly collections; leadership of improvements in research data management; capture, dissemination and promotion of research outputs; leadership in embedding research skills development into the student experience; and, associated programs and services.
  • Strengthening education
    In addition to our outstanding collections, the Library strengthens education through the transformation of physical facilities for individual and group learning; leadership in embedding research skills development into the student experience; and a range of programs and services.
  • Strengthening capability
    Underpinning the initiatives in research and education is a suite of capabilities through which the Library builds the infrastructure, skills and services.

Need help?
Ask a librarian via email salibrary@monash.edu, or phone +27-11-950-4050

Contact details

144 Peter Road
Roodepoort, South Africa, 1725
Ph: +27-11-950-4050
Fax: +27-11-950-4055
Email: salibrary@lib.monash.edu