University Of Cape Town Bookstore

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University Of Cape Town Bookstore

University Of Cape Town Bookstore

The University of Cape Town (UCT) bookstore is a treasure trove for students, faculty, and book lovers alike. With a wide range of academic resources, textbooks, study materials, and UCT articles, bookstores are an important hub for meeting educational needs. This article describes what the UCT Bookstore has to offer and the various resources available to support your learning journey.

University Of Cape Town Booklist

Booklist/site owners are required to populate the Booklist site with details of prescribed and recommended books required by their Department, for the academic year. This exercise will be performed on a yearly basis for first and second-semester courses. This exercise will be repeated in November of each year for new second-semester courses. Site owners are required to complete the exercise by the end of September of each year, by doing so Bookshops will have enough time to place orders for stock. Download the Booklists site instruction manual (updated November 2009).

UCT staff and students, as well as alumni and visitors, can easily access a range of textbooks, stationery, and official university apparel and gifts under one roof – thanks to the UCT Campus Store.
The official on-campus retail haven, the store also offers miscellaneous products and is modeled on the Ivy League campus store concept.

The store is operated by the Atlas Group of companies, an official distributor of UCT apparel and gifts, who also brought the university brand to the heart of Rondebosch. The store has also display cabinets at the International Academic Programmes Office and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
It has three divisions: apparel and gifts (Email us), textbooks (Email us), and stationery (Email us).
The store, which is open from 08h00 to 17h00 on Mondays to Fridays, and from 09h00 to 13h00 on Saturdays, also launched a website to allow clients to shop online. Orders can also be made via email.

Various corporate gifts and items suitable for conferences are available for purchase from the Communication and Marketing Department.
Please note:

  • Credit card facilities are available.
  • Purchases made using cash/credit card will include VAT.

For fund-to-fund transfers:

  • Buyers should ensure that the fund has sufficient funds available.
  • It is the buyer’s responsibility to fill out the transfer form and ensure that the form is signed by both:
    1. the fund holder and
    2. the appropriate finance manager.
  • Goods will be released once the transfer of funds has been confirmed by CMD Finance.
  • Buyers will be notified when the order is ready for collection.
  • The emailed request must be produced when the goods are collected.
UCT official merchandise
Should you wish to purchase any of our generic merchandise in bulk, please reach out to us via the email address provided below.

View the UCT Official Merchandise product range available on Takealot or download the UCT official merchandise catalogue.

Should you wish to purchase any of our generic merchandise in bulk, please reach out to us via the email address provided below.


Official Merchandise

The bookstore offers a wide selection of books, study aids, digital resources, and UCT merch to meet the needs of both students and professors as well as book enthusiasts. The UCT Bookstore is the place to go for all things academic, whether you’re looking for books, stationery, or UCT souvenirs.


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