Remote services

During the adjusted level 4 of the national lockdown, the NLSA will continue to offer access to library information services remotely as well as fast pick-up services.


Our Reference Librarians are available for general research support and can be reached on the following platforms:


Operational hours: 09H00 to 16H00
Cape Town Campus: 064 649 6113
Pretoria Campus: 064 649 6190


Cape Town Campus: 021 487 5624 / 25
Pretoria Campus: 012 401 9725


Cape Town Campus:
Pretoria Campus:

Introducing our Fast Pick-Up Service!

Pre-request your material and only visit the NLSA when your material has been retrieved and is ready.  Please note that access to printed material may be limited and that Users may incur costs for photocopying, scanning, and emailing. 

Have a research request relating our Collections?

Please email (Pretoria Campus) or (Cape Town Campus) to schedule an appointment.

Access to e-resources including electronic databases, journals and the library catalogue

For assistance on how to access e-resources and the library catalogue, please call our Librarians on 021 487 5624 / 25 (Cape Town Campus) or 012 401 9725 (Pretoria Campus) from Monday to Friday from 09H00 to 16H00. 

What is a Reference query?

The NLSA provides assistance with identifying and locating library materials such as statistics, legislation, law cases, newspaper articles and images, etc.

Inter-Library Loans

This service will continue to be rendered during the adjusted level 4 of the national lockdown. Please be advised that this service is for member libraries of the Southern African Interlending Scheme.

Contact Us

For general enquiries email:
Pretoria Campus –
Cape Town  Campus –