Our collection

The chemistry library's book and journal collections are housed in the National Library of Technology building:

  • On the shelves, for browsing and serendipitous discovery
  • In the Periodicals Reading Room
  • In underground storage

You can find specific locations (floor, shelf, Library of Congress classification numbers) in our catalog.

Part of the collection is located in UCT departmental libraries and in the IOCB reading room.

On the shelves (floors 3-6)

  • Essential scientific and study literature in chemistry
  • Textbooks
  • Bound chemistry journals

Location maps on pillars
Subject location maps are available on the pillars on every floor; do not hesitate to ask library staff for assistance. Most chemistry books are on Floor 5; chemical engineering/technology on Floor 3.

Red dots = non-circulating items
Items with red dots on their spines can only be used in the library. Everything else can be checked out (see NTK Conditions of Use). Use the self-check machines on Floors 1-3 or go to the main service desk on Floor 2 for assistance.

In the Periodicals Reading Room (floor 3)

  • Current issues of chemistry journals (most recent two years)
  • Database of ČSN standards

See newly arrived journal issues.

In underground storage

  • Other research books and handbooks
  • Dissertations
  • Bound chemistry journals (older volumes)

Use the catalog to order items from underground storage.

Some of the materials retrieved from underground storage can only be used in the library; specifically, in the:

  • Periodicals Reading Room (floor 3): Dissertations, textbooks, archival prints, handbooks
  • Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room (floor 3): Historical collections


Last modified: 11.1. 2018 19:01